Disabled MP Jared O’Mara accuses Tories of ‘eugenics’ policies to make disabled people ‘suffer and die’

Jared O’Mara, the new MP for Sheffield Hallam, has criticised the Conservatives’ over their dismantling of the benefit system which makes disabled people “suffer and die”. He said they have “completely torn up the welfare system” and has declared his … Continue reading Disabled MP Jared O’Mara accuses Tories of ‘eugenics’ policies to make disabled people ‘suffer and die’

Teachers are providing food and money for school uniforms and trips to poor pupils

Teachers are using their own money to care for their students, it has been revealed. A survey found 51% of teachers have taken steps to provide care for poorer students, in some cases providing food, and in other cases money … Continue reading Teachers are providing food and money for school uniforms and trips to poor pupils

Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

The benefit cap ruled “unlawful” by the High Court is believed to hit 20,000 families, and Labour are now pressuring the government to listen to the ruling. The court said the cap causes “real misery for no good reason” and … Continue reading Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

Tory Minister suggests Waspi women take up an apprenticeship as a route to re-employment

Tory Minister Guy Opperman has suggested women affected by the changing of pension age from 60 to 65 could take up an apprenticeship as a route to re-employment, in a statement which has “enraged” Waspi women and met with cries … Continue reading Tory Minister suggests Waspi women take up an apprenticeship as a route to re-employment

“Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report

Anti poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation have reported that higher inflation plus the benefit freeze and other reforms means many families “are getting further away from a livable income”, according to Buzzfeed. A family in which one adult works full-time … Continue reading “Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report

“Food insecurity and other forms of destitution … are serious public health concerns” says KCL lecturer says after report into food banks

Rachel Loopstra, the leader author of a report into food bank usage and a lecturer at King’s College London, said the “severity of food insecurity and other forms of destitution we observed amongst people using food banks are serious public … Continue reading “Food insecurity and other forms of destitution … are serious public health concerns” says KCL lecturer says after report into food banks