Austerity is a policy that aims to transfer resources away from the most disadvantaged and undermine social justice.
A Grounded Theory Study of Disability Benefit Changes
Jessica Saffer carried out doctoral research into the psychological impact of Government changes to the disability benefit system - welfare reform.
Government Cuts are Slowly Killing Me
Lorraine Howard describes how the closure of the ILF and cuts in social care in Coventry are slowly killing her.
Deleted BBC News Item on Unum
In 2007 the BBC reported on the influence that a US insurance company was having on UK policy, in 2010 this item was deleted from BBC archives.
Don't Crowd Out People with Learning Disabilities
Alain Catzeflis argues that people with disabilities are being harmed by bad Government policy and people with learning disabilities are doubly excluded.
Social Rights Are Human Rights
Paul Hunt explains that social rights are fundamental human rights, but that in the UK these rights are not taken seriously in the political and legal system.
Reclaiming the Common Good
A review of Reclaiming the Common Good: How Christians can help re-build a broken world, a collection of essays edited by Virginia Moffatt.
Back to Bedlam
This report describes how and why support of people with a learning disability is heading backwards in the UK because of austerity and the complicity of civil society.
National Debt v Right to Social Security
International researcher Alison Graham shares her PhD thesis exploring the targeting of cuts on disabled people, people on low incomes and other groups lacking effective…
The Politics of Poverty
Dr Simon Duffy explores ONS data on inequality and poverty and tries to get behind the myths and lies used to explore the poorest in the UK
Collapse of Social Care (2009-2016)
Austerity has seen a radical reduction in the number of people supported by adult social care, with a 40% drop in 6 years.
Public Expenditure & GDP (1976-2019)
Data on public spending in the UK suggests that public spending has oscillated around 40% and seems utterly sustainable.
How Incomes Changed (percent) (1977-2014)
Between 1977 and 2014 tax and benefit policy has been designed primarily to life the incomes of middle-income families