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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Understanding the right to food

In this guest post, Tony Phelan reflects on what the right to food means to us as we prepare for Church Action on Poverty Sunday on 7 February 2016. Sometimes I can go a couple of days without food, sometimes … Continue reading

Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

Christmas stocking filler no 1… Winner of the British Academy Peter Townsend Prize for 2015 Andrew Sayer £9.99 448 pages, published: 11 Nov 2015 “A timely and insightful guide to how the rich managed top shape a language and political … Continue reading

Support for bereaved people in poverty needs reforming

On Monday members of the Funeral Poverty Alliance wrote to the Minister of State in the Department of Work and Pensions, Baroness Altman asking her to meet with us to discuss reforming the Social Fund Funeral Payment and look at … Continue reading

A Faithful Presence

Hilary Russell, former chair of Church Action on Poverty, has a new book out which will be of interest to our supporters. We asked her to tell us a bit about it. I was invited to write this blog but … Continue reading

Spiritual Activism book review

Alison Jackson, chair of Church Action on Poverty’s Council of Management, shares her thoughts on Spiritual Activism, an interesting new book from Alastair McIntosh and Matt Carmichael. This book was not what I expected. I thought I would be challenged … Continue reading

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