Hundreds of deaths of homeless people ‘going unexamined’

Reviews to find if deaths in England and Wales could be prevented ‘are not being used’.

British public ignorant to the reality of disabled people’s lives, survey shows

A "hostile environment" towards disabled people is fueling a negative public perception of people living with a disability.

Older people at risk of being excluded from vital financial support

A growing shift to online only benefit applications means some older people are at risk of missing out on vital financial support.

DWP accused of ‘cack-handed’ reform to mortgage support benefits

29,000 homeowners have yet respond to news that their mortgage interest support payments are about to end.

Universal Credit causing a ‘hostile environment’ for thousands of families, says Unite

Unite will be holding a 'National Day of Action against Universal Credit' on Thursday 24 May.

Government must do more to support young people on benefits – report

Harsh benefit rules mean some young people are forced to live on less than £3 a day, report says.

Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging

Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes.

SNP demand action on ‘inaccessible’ benefit assessment centres

DWP admit there is no policy to ensure benefit assessment centres have parking facilities within 20 meters.

McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people

Tory "axewoman" Esther McVey looking to "finish the job" on disabled workers, say SNP.

DWP drop benefit sanctions ‘yellow card’ scheme because it’s not worth the ‘additional burden’

Scheme could have protected thousands of people from having their benefits wrongly 'sanctioned'.

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales

The Guardian finds over 50 local authorities with PSPOs in place prohibiting begging and loitering.

Disabled woman died from ‘massive heart attack’ after she was repeatedly refused benefits

Brother claims that repeatedly having to challenge flawed disability assessments became too much for his sister to bare.

Revealed: Three in four disabled people are winning disability benefit appeals

UK Government urged to "get a grip" of "fundamental flaws" in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

The harsh reality of living with an invisible chronic health condition

How conditions such as anxiety, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease impacts the lives of sufferers.

Unpaid carers face ‘benefits cliff edge’ under universal credit, say MPs

Many of Britain's 6.5 million unpaid carers could lose almost £65 a week in Carer's Allowance under Universal Credit.

‘Disability employment gap has barely changed in a decade’, figures show

Disability charity Scope questions whether the UK Government is honoring its commitment to halve the disability employment gap.

Social care funding plans branded costly and unfair

Proposals for older people in England almost as costly as making all care free, say critics.

Survey: Should immigrants to the UK be entitled to claim benefits and other support?

Should immigrants arriving in the UK have immediate access to social security benefits, NHS, and education (etc)? Have your say!

MP blasts universal credit ‘cruelty’ as terminally ill are forced to fight for benefits

"People who are dying should not be forced to go to appointments with work coaches" - Drew Hendry MP

Complex rules for universal credit see one in five claims fail

Thousands feared to be out of pocket after applications turned down for ‘non-compliance with the process’.

‘Universal Credit must be scrapped’, says union

CWU condemn "cruel, heartless and uncaring attitude towards vulnerable people".

Brits face food price hike without Brexit deal, report warns

Report warns that food bills will rise sharply and food supplies will be disrupted without a Brexit deal.

One in nine UK workers are in insecure jobs, says TUC

Call to end the scourge of zero-hours contracts and 'bogus employment'.

Universal Credit ‘designed with little regard for the reality of self-employment’, say MPs

Universal Credit risks damaging aspiration and could leave some self-employed workers thousands of pounds a year worse off, report warns.

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