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The darker, hidden side of unemployment statistics

The government’s claim to have the lowest unemployment figures for years hides a dirty little secret; and actually it’s not at all little. Festering underclass – ignored by society There is a festering underclass of people being ignored and left behind by our society. When they talk about lowest unemployment figures for 7 years at […]

DWP, ESA, funding, government, IS,
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Why cutting ESA benefits won’t work.

In the news today we hear about a leaked Government paper considering cuts to ESA benefits. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33347511 The point it makes about ESA being a “passive benefit” is true, it is structured in a way that does not incentivise, encourage or help people to move forward in their lives. Claimants are not required to have […]

benefit cuts, ESA, Eureka, JCP, JobCentre,
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Mental health workers protest at move to integrate clinic with JobCentre

The article below talks about the Government’s plan to offer mental health services at jobcentres. Mental health workers protest We know from our experience that many long term unemployed people do often suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and that they often do need support from specialists to help them deal […]

JobCentre, mental health, unemployment,
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Tackling unemployment and mental health.

In the run-up to the General Election this May, the charity Mind has highlighted the need for better back-to-work support for people with mental health problems.  Politicians are being urged to take action early in the new parliament to bring in programmes which are genuinely supportive rather than leaving vulnerable people feeling let down and […]

back to work, JobCentre, mental health, MIND, Unemployed,
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