Benefits


Dingwall Road deadbeat: nine months unemployed in Croydon

Posted on January 29th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Is the Jobcentre harming those looking for work? Liz Sheppard-Jones has spent 9 months watching her partner trying to navigate through the benefits maze

In April 2013 my partner was made redundant from a job he loved.

As deputy editor of a national sports magazine he’d known that profits were falling. Print journalism is in long-term decline and the web gives fans effortless access … Read More »



Leaflets, libel and livetweets: Gavin Barwell’s Welfare Meeting

Posted on February 22nd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Gavin Barwell’s public meeting to discuss the changes in the welfare system on Tuesday was universally described as ‘lively’. Tom Black was there, and has a few ideas as to why

The atmosphere as we entered Croydon Town Hall was mildly tense. Croydon and Bromley Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) had made their polite but firm presence known on the steps outside, … Read More »