Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Unpaid family carers ‘feel completely ignored’ by Government amid the Coronavirus pandemic

Government under pressure to increase the value of Carer's Allowance to help the UK's army of 6.5 million unpaid carers.

Coronavirus: Older people pressurised into signing ‘do not resuscitate’ forms, charities warn

"Shameful and unacceptable" policy must be abandoned immediately, say charities in a damning open letter.

‘Deeply worrying’ that families are struggling to pay energy bills during coronavirus crisis

Government urged to introduce an 'Emergency Coronavirus Energy Grant' to help struggling families.

NHS patients asked to sign ‘no not resuscitate’ order amid coronavirus panic

GP letter claims that signing a "do not resuscitate" order would help to protect family and friends and NHS workers.

Universal Credit system buckles as 500,000 plead for help in just nine days

Almost 500,000 people apply online for Universal Credit in just nine days.

Poverty charity responds to Coronavirus with updated Benefits Calculator

Turn2us urges anyone who may lose income as a result of coronavirus to use their Benefits Calculator and claim their entitlements.

Number of Scottish children receiving free school meals triples in a decade

Analysis suggests that free school meals save hard-up families more than £450 a year for each child.

Charity reports 325% surge in public sector workers needing financial help

Tories urged to review public sector pay levels ahead of Wednesday's budget.

DWP faces legal challenge over Universal Credit childcare provisions

Working mum on Universal Credit says she had to resort to using a ‘payday lender’ to pay upfront childcare costs.

Tories accused of covering up dozens of benefit-related suicides after destroying ‘secret reviews’

DWP has admitted to destroying "secret reviews" into suicides and other benefit-related deaths.

Family of man who starved to death after benefits stopped launch legal action against DWP

Errol died weighing just four and a half stone after the DWP stopped his benefits.

DWP bosses pocket over £1 million in ‘performance bonuses’ after slashing benefits for Britain’s poorest

“It beggars belief that DWP chiefs are taking big handouts while families across the country are struggling."

I went on hunger strike for 47 days to highlight the struggles faced by people on Universal Credit

"The DWP is killing people, this welfare system is killing people, our government is not listening and not acting."

Soaring funeral costs forcing low-income families into the arms of loan sharks

Soaring cost of laying a loved-one to rest is fuelling an unprecedented rise in so-called "paupers funerals".

Disabled gran ‘virtually housebound’ after DWP slashed her vital benefits lifeline

She says the cruel decision has left her feeling "anxious" and "isolated" after she was also forced to return her mobility car.

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