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Mum feared her family would end up 'living in a tent' after no-fault eviction notice
The End Housing Insecurity Now campaign is intended to prevent renters like Monika from facing eviction
End Housing Insecurity Now

Mum feared her family would end up 'living in a tent' after no-fault eviction notice

How government blows tens of millions in taxpayer cash fighting disability benefit claims
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Disability benefits

How government blows tens of millions in taxpayer cash fighting disability benefit claims

Man left severely disabled after sudden stroke. Now he's homeless and trapped in a 'vicious circle'
Gary, who is now disabled
Disability

Man left severely disabled after sudden stroke. Now he's homeless and trapped in a 'vicious circle'

‘I received a no-fault eviction notice on Christmas Eve – and I’ve been homeless ever since’
Renters have been campaigning against no-fault evictions to protect tenants from Section 21
End Housing Insecurity Now

‘I received a no-fault eviction notice on Christmas Eve – and I’ve been homeless ever since’

Blind woman mistakenly refused disability benefits by DWP: 'I was in shock'
Braille on protest poster
Disability benefits

Blind woman mistakenly refused disability benefits by DWP: 'I was in shock'

Disability benefits companies used to be fined millions by DWP – but not anymore. What happened?
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Disability benefits

Disability benefits companies used to be fined millions by DWP – but not anymore. What happened?

‘After 200 rejections, Big Issue Recruit helped me land the ideal job for me’
Barriers to work

‘After 200 rejections, Big Issue Recruit helped me land the ideal job for me’

Campaigners want blue plaque for pioneer who changed how homelessness was tackled in UK
Anton Wallich-Clifford founded the homelessness charity Simon Community
Homelessness

Campaigners want blue plaque for pioneer who changed how homelessness was tackled in UK

‘I beat addiction. Big Issue Recruit showed me I can help others fight their demons, too'
Barriers to work

‘I beat addiction. Big Issue Recruit showed me I can help others fight their demons, too'

Young man who died by suicide feared DWP would take disability benefits away
Josh, who struggled with DWP disability benefits
Disability benefits

Young man who died by suicide feared DWP would take disability benefits away

The Woman In The Wall: What is the true story of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries?
A woman lies on the road in a nightgown surrounded by cows
TV

The Woman In The Wall: What is the true story of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries?

'I have cancer and I'm worried about heating this winter': Energy price cap will leave 6.3 million households in fuel poverty
Wise/ Energy Bills
Energy bills

'I have cancer and I'm worried about heating this winter': Energy price cap will leave 6.3 million households in fuel poverty

This ambitious multi-location production of The Odyssey has created community theatre on the grandest scale
The company of The Odyssey in rehearsals. Credit: National Theatre © Joseph Lynn
theatre and community

This ambitious multi-location production of The Odyssey has created community theatre on the grandest scale

The DWP disability benefits system has 'failed people living with Parkinson's for a decade'
Phil Bungay/ DWP disability benefits
Disability benefits

The DWP disability benefits system has 'failed people living with Parkinson's for a decade'

How one woman helped redefine eco-conscious living in the modern age
Environment

How one woman helped redefine eco-conscious living in the modern age

The 'Ulez election'? After 8 years of Boris Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip has bigger problems
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ULEZ

The 'Ulez election'? After 8 years of Boris Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip has bigger problems

Panic attacks, pressure to 'ramp up numbers' and a 'bullying atmosphere': Life as a DWP disability benefits assessor
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Disability benefits

Panic attacks, pressure to 'ramp up numbers' and a 'bullying atmosphere': Life as a DWP disability benefits assessor

What would a fair disability benefits assessment look like? 
people protest against cuts to disability benefits
PIP assessments

What would a fair disability benefits assessment look like? 

Artists are taking over old supermarkets and derelict buildings. Can they escape artwashing?
A sculpture exhibition attended by lots of people
Urban art

Artists are taking over old supermarkets and derelict buildings. Can they escape artwashing?

The accidental food bank: How youth clubs are becoming frontline services
Food banks

The accidental food bank: How youth clubs are becoming frontline services