What happens when people just can't afford to live anywhere?

Research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) into Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates has concluded that rates are being set too low in some areas, severely restricting the amount of housing available to benefit claimants. 156 more words


GMWRAG heading to Reading.

GMWRAG is again running 2 workshops at the Nystagmus Network Open Day on Saturday the 7th of May 2016, which this year will be held at the… 323 more words

Welfare Benefits

New job vacancy on the GMWRAG site

Salford Credit Union Credit Union Outreach and Money Mentor

Salford Credit Union is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and organised individual to join the Credit Union team. 229 more words

Welfare Benefits

Benefit sanctions: Your experiences wanted

National Audit Office (NAO) is undertaking a study to examine whether the DWP is achieving value for money from its administration of benefit sanctions.

This includes how benefit sanctions fit with the intended aims and outcomes of DWP’s wider working age employment policy, whether sanctions are being implemented in line with policy and whether use of sanctions is leading to the intended outcomes for claimants. 170 more words


DWP May Have To Publish Details Of Benefit Claimant Deaths

Disability rights campaigners win appeal against government’s refusal to publicise investigations into alleged suicides.

The Department for Work and Pensions may be forced to disclose details of secret investigations into the suicides and other deaths of benefit claimants, after a successful tribunal appeal. 834 more words


New job vacancy on the GMWRAG site.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to join our Benefits Advice Team which provides a comprehensive welfare rights service to members of the public, staff of the Authority and community groups in Trafford. 181 more words

Welfare Benefits

NO THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I couldn't help a homeless Syrian refugee

“I couldn’t help a Syrian refugee who was refused JSA. He was homeless, destitute, and had a month to appeal. He needed JSA to support him until he could find employment. 22 more words

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