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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Destitute and desperate: why we need to fix the benefits system

Anglican dioceses in South West England  have been working for some time on the issue of food poverty, and recently organised a Breadline Question Time event. Here is some of what they’ve learned about the causes of hunger in their … Continue reading

Are we losing the story war?

Unless we can alter the way people think and feel about poverty in the UK, we will never tackle its root causes. How can we tell a story that will really change hearts and minds? This personal post from our … Continue reading

See a powerful new drama about funeral poverty – and get two tickets for the price of one

The drama company ice&fire are putting on a new production in London called The Nine O’Clock Slot. It is inspired by the rise in the number of modern-day ‘paupers’ funerals’ in Britain and much of it chimes with our current … Continue reading

Help hungry people tell their stories!

A national inquiry is being launched into the causes of food poverty. With your support, we can organise events which ensure the inquiry hears directly from the people who have been made to go hungry and depend on food banks. … Continue reading

Building on local strengths

In this third guest blog about our ‘Listen Up!’ work with partner churches, Nick Waterfield reflects on how the approach has tied in with the work of the community project where he is employed. I am a community worker with … Continue reading

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