welfare reform act

  • 21 Jan 2014

    Anjelica Finnegan started work at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) this week and will be leading a new Joseph Rowntree Fund-financed research project to find out about the experiences of voluntary organisations dealing with the government's welfare changes in the Welfare Reform Act.

  • 4 Dec 2013

    The Government is being asked urgently to examine all cuts affecting sick and disabled people after a landmark petition triggered a Parliamentary debate.

  • 4 Dec 2013
  • 12 Aug 2013

    Research from the Local Government Association (LGA) in England has highlighted the true destruction and dislocation caused by UK welfare cuts.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    The 'War on Welfare' e-government petition, which has amassed over 40,000 signatories, but needs 100,000 to be able to seek a parliamentary debate, is organising a 'tweetathon' on Thursday 6th June to add to the momentum of the campaign.

  • 11 Dec 2012

    In the Summer I wrote about my seriously ill friend Yvonne, who has had a double lung transplant, breast cancer, and multiple other health problems.

    Today, Yvonne is in an ambulance on her way to Harefield Hospital in Middlesex, from her home in North Wales. Two weeks ago, she was summoned to her local Jobcentre, having been placed in the Work Related Activity Group by Atos, who believe that with support Yvonne could return to work in the future. Yvonne will be lucky to be alive in the future, but thanks to Atos and the DWP, she is spending what time she has left worrying about her appeal against this ludicrous decision.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    While Conservatives trumpet a further £10.5 billion welfare cuts, a leading disability campaigner has told a minister to "stop bullying us".