Most of our clients are disabled, and many are struggling to cope with the harsh changes in disability benefits over recent years. The planned roll out of universal credit is a real worry.
The benefit cap means there is no effective safety net for families with children in high rent areas like #Brighton. No wonder food bank use is soaring.
It's now so much harder for people to afford somewhere to live. Shifting housing support from local councils to the DWP has also meant a loss of expertise, so vulnerable claimants have to explain their needs over and over.
Universal credit is a disaster for workers on low incomes. Miserly and unreliable, it pushes people into debt and towards eviction. And the treatment of self-employed people is a scandal waiting to happen.