The hostile environment? Britain’s disabled people live there too.

  Frances Ryan is a Guardian columnist The injustice of the Windrush scandal will be terrifyingly familiar to anyone who has gone through the benefits system. ‘Politicians have proudly promoted the reformed welfare system as fairly reaching the ‘really...

David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’

By Decca Aitkenhead Following a shocking rise in violence in London in which four of his constituents died, the Tottenham MP is calling for politicians to admit the ‘war on drugs’ has failed – and that black lives matter. ‘I think we’ve come to normalise it – we think...

Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefits disputes.

Official figures show that cuts have caused a massive drop in claimants granted help for welfare battles. Toby Helm Observer Political Editor Sat 14 Apr 2018 11.29 BST Last modified on Sat 14 Apr 2018 22.00 BST Legal aid protest. Lawyers and protesters demonstrate...

“ATOS Healthcare Professionals inherently flawed assessing PIP claims needs to stop”

Petition Details. “ATOS Healthcare Professionals inherently flawed assessing PIP claims needs to stop” Our Lady of Good Counsel Law Centre started this petition to Right Hon. Prime Minister Theresa May. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has been switched...

This major mortgage benefit has just been axed.

This major mortgage benefit has just been axed – here’s how you’re affected. COMMENT By Dan Bloom James Rodger Advanced Content Writer. House prices in an area of Birmingham have risen more than 80% in a year. In B19 3, median prices were up 85 per...

Homelessness Reduction Act: will it make a difference?

Apr 3, 2018 Under the new law, rough sleepers in England will have a legal right to help from their local council New legislation requiring earlier intervention by councils to prevent homelessness comes into force today. 4th April 2018 Under the Homelessness Reduction...
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