Isabella McRae
Isabella McRae is a senior reporter at The Big Issue specialising in social justice. She reports on a wide range of issues including poverty and inequality, the benefits system, disability rights, housing, health, immigration, gender equality and much more. Isabella was a winner of the PPA Next Gen Awards in 2023, formerly known as the 30 under 30. She was shortlisted for journalist of the year in the Scope Disability Awards 2024.
June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase
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Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase

Even though I have Down's syndrome, I know how to party. I'm the first and last on the dance floor
Down The Lens creators Emily and Sophie
Learning Disability Week 2024

Even though I have Down's syndrome, I know how to party. I'm the first and last on the dance floor

'I want to get out': The fight for people with learning disabilities to live at home – not hospitals
Learning Disability Week 2024

'I want to get out': The fight for people with learning disabilities to live at home – not hospitals

One in five Brits say they feel 'reluctant' just talking to someone with a learning disability
Learning disability week 2024

One in five Brits say they feel 'reluctant' just talking to someone with a learning disability

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: 'Surviving brain injuries gave me a fire to keep going'
Exclusive

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: 'Surviving brain injuries gave me a fire to keep going'

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth
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General election 2024

'How dare he': Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it's not exactly the truth

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?
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Benefits

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his 'moral mission'. But what's moral about causing anxiety?

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty
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General election 2024

'You can hear your stomach growling': Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty

Emilia Clarke feared being fired from Game of Thrones after brain injury
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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke feared being fired from Game of Thrones after brain injury

Nearly half of brain injury survivors claim benefits – without enough support to get back to work
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Employment

Nearly half of brain injury survivors claim benefits – without enough support to get back to work

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system
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Disability benefits

Disability and work: Why the next government must show compassion and reform the benefits system

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know
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Universal credit

DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know