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Ever been late for a meeting? Did it mean that you lost a month’s income?

With a new Government in place, it’s urgent that we keep up the pressure for a rethink of the unjust benefit sanctions regime which is harming thousands of people. In this guest blog, Paul Morrison of the Joint Public Issues … Continue reading

How to listen to people telling stories of poverty

As our Real Benefits Street project continues, our Communications Manager Liam Purcell calls for more empathy and less judgement. Through Church Action on Poverty’s work to make true stories of poverty heard more widely, I’ve become familiar with some of … Continue reading

A URC minister’s open letter to David Cameron goes viral…

United Reformed Church minister Mike Walsh has written an open letter to the new Prime Minister which has had a huge impact. It’s been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, and appeared in the Mirror and Independent newspapers. Read the … Continue reading

Co-operative Society takes action on funeral poverty

We were delighted to hear that the Heart of England Co-operative Society has launched a new service to help people on low incomes manage the costs of funerals. This is great news in the light of our joint work with Quaker … Continue reading

The reality of life on benefits

Channel 4 and Love Productions, the makers of the controversial TV series Benefits Street, regularly claim that their programme “reveals the reality of life on benefits”. But we work alongside people on benefits every day, and they don’t recognise their lives … Continue reading

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