Campaigns

We run campaigns calling for immediate change to policies that are actively harming our clients in their everyday lives.  It is really quick and easy to support a campaign and know that you will have made a significant and positive difference to people facing poverty and homelessness.

#SecurityNotSanctions

Disability benefits provide essential security and support for seriously ill and disabled people. The government’s plans to reform the system will leave some seriously ill and disabled people unable to cover basic living costs, and at risk of sanctions unless they comply with inappropriate work-related requirements.

#PeopleBeforeProcesses

We all deserve to live with dignity and respect, but for too long disabled people and people with health conditions have been failed by a benefits system they have described as ‘degrading’, ‘hostile’, ‘discriminatory’. It stops too many from receiving the income they are entitled to, pushing them into poverty and destitution. 

 

#StopMisleading TODAY

We are calling for an independent investigation into the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) working practices. The Government must engage with the compelling evidence that points to the harm Universal Credit is causing, leaving many people reliant on food banks and others destitute. 

 

#ScrapTheLetters

We campaigned for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to stop sending letters telling doctors to withhold sick notes from disabled people seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It is not for the DWP to interfere with the GP and their patient.

 

#IncreaseLegacyBenefits

In March 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to increase legacy benefits to match the £20 per week increase that Universal Credit claimants had seen. Over 2 million people lost out on crucial income for too long. We campaigned to #IncreaseLegacyBenefits

 

#TakingControl

We’re calling for independent regulation of bailiffs, so everyone can have the opportunity to repay their debts in a safe and reasonable way. Bailiffs routinely add huge fines to people’s debts, use extremely threatening tactics and refuse to let people make affordable repayments