Austerity is a policy that aims to transfer resources away from the most disadvantaged and undermine social justice.
Poverty and Welfare Reform
A presentation given at the Hallam Justice and Peace Commission in Sheffield on 1st March 2014 by Dr Simon Duffy.
How Norms Become Targets
Kaliya Franklin analyses the way in which the use of norms in the management of disability assessment (WCA) undermines integrity.
Welfare Reform: True or False?
What is really going on when politicians talk about welfare reform? Test yourself in this welfare reform quiz.
The Impact of Welfare Reforms
This report examines the impact of recent welfare reforms on mental health service users in the North East of England.
Means Testing in ESA
Steve Griffiths explains how the introduction of more means testing in the ESA further damages the lives and families of disabled people.
All In This Together
This film by Dole Animators captures some of the real experiences people are facing today in the light of recent changes to the welfare system in the UK.
Christianity and Social Justice: Exploring the Meaning of Welfare Reform
This presentation was given to the Archbishop of York and Bishops from the North East of England and Yorkshire.
Ten Attacks on Disabled People's Rights
Simon Duffy provides an overview of the main strategies being used to undermine the human rights of disabled people in the UK.
Call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment
Catherine Hale shares the text of a letter to her MP calling for her support for the Cumulative Impact Assessment.
Briefing for Opposition Day Debate
An overview of the cumulative impact of UK government policies on disabled people. Prepared as a briefing for MPs for a debate in the House of Commons on 10th July 2013.
The Special People - A Fable
This fable is taken from Simon Duffy's book The Unmaking of Man and explores what happens when some people are treated as special.
From the British Welfare State to Just Another American State
Mo Stewart argues that the current reforms of the welfare state were inspired by bogus research and the vested interests of US insurance firms.