Claimants 'tricked' out of benefits, says Jobcentre whistleblower

A Jobcentre Plus whistleblower has revealed to the Guardian how pressure to cut costs is leading to vulnerable claimants being 'set up' so their benefits get...

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South Yorkshire churches support End Hunger UK

Church leaders in South Yorkshire have issued a response to the Chancellor’s autumn statement, urging people to support our End Hunger UK campaign.   Jesus said that the poor will always be with us (Matthew 26:11) but he didn’t add, … Continue reading

No Jam or Justice in the autumn statement

The incomes of the poorest are hardest hit – by far – whilst the wealthy escape scot free.  This week’s autumn statement announced further years of pain ahead, as the economy adjusts to the likely impact of Brexit.  An economic … Continue reading

Church of the Poor? Being with people

  At our ‘Church of the Poor?’ conference on 19 November 2016, Clare McBeath shared this story of being minister at a church in an inner-city community facing high levels of deprivation.    In 2000 I was a student minister, working … Continue reading

Church of the poor? Strategies to engage people experiencing poverty

During the summer, our  ‘Church for the Poor’ survey attracted 384 responses from churches of all denominations. In the last of three guest blogs, Geoff Knott from Word on the Streets explores some of the strategies churches are using to engage with people … Continue reading

Church of the poor? The barrier of middle-class church

During the summer, our  ‘Church for the Poor’ survey attracted 384 responses from churches of all denominations. In the second of three guest blogs, Geoff Knott from Word on the Streets explores some of the barriers created by class and attitudes. As … Continue reading

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