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Enough is Enough campaign against food poverty

Enough is Enough calls against food, fuel and cost of living crisis. National Trade unions come together to organise a nationwide campaign - Enough is Enough. There are calls for rallies all  over London due to the severe crisis faced by Londoners as a result of squeeze in income, increase in cost in food, fuel, housing, transport and council tax and many more things. Join the campaign and share the message in every corner of London and Britain against the cost of living crisis and against hunger.
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UCAN speaks to Unite Coventry and Warwickshire on the cost of Living

 

Cost of Living Crunch - Housing Summit supported by UCAN

About this event UPDATED TIMETABLE!!! Link to the event here The impact of the pandemic exposed huge disparities in access to decent housing. The removal of support measures for those impacted by the pandemic, the spike in living costs, including food and fuel, along with the threat of rent and service charge hikes across both social and private sector housing, all mean the housing crisis is continuing to damage health, livelihoods, families and communities. Women, black and ethnic minorities are still bearing the brunt of discrimination. But if we work together we can fight this. New housing groups continue to emerge and win their struggles, such as the Action for Fire Safety Justice Campaign that pressured property developers to take responsibility for cladding costs. We need to challenge the power of developers and the government who continue to prioritise profit over people and the environment. The aim of the summit is to build strong networked national housing campaigns for the co

Former Debt Adviser secretly tells UCAN of MaPS contract

Due to fear of being penalised by their employer,  a former debt adviser secretly explains working under Money Advice Pension Service (MaPS) contract. ' MaPS very nearly broke me, and I had to leave debt advice altogether in order to have a quality of life. ' 'The MaPS contract, and in particular its nonsensically onerous DAPA requirements, ended over 20 years of dedicated service with an organisation I had expected to retire working for. The MaPS contract nearly destroyed my physical and emotional health, and that of other long-term, incredibly hardworking debt advisers, who were also left with no option but to change their career direction after 10-20 years and leave to work for other charities or housing associations. The MaPS contract turned both debt advisers and clients into faceless commodities; it was all about the numbers without consideration for the impact its unrealistic and unachievable DAPA requirements have on both debt advice staff and, as a result, clients.

Fuel Poverty workshop organised by Positive Money delivered by UCAN

The price of fuel is going up, inflation is also going up, already 9 fuel suppliers have gone bust and £20 cut on universal credit which Rishi Sunak addressed by changing taper rate from 63p to 55p for working claimants. In coming months many vulnerable communities may face hardship.  Positive Money Hackney and Positive Money Tower Hamlets called for a Facebook live and in person public meeting on 10 Nov 2021 to raise awareness of fuel poverty. Ripon Ray, founder of UCAN gave members of the public of insight into the fuel industry and your rights against suppliers when they go bust.

Campaign against fuel Poverty

The price of fuel is going up, inflation is also going up, already 9 fuel suppliers have gone bust and £20 cut on universal credit which Rishi Sunak addressed by changing taper rate from 63p to 55p for working claimants. In coming months many vulnerable communities may face hardship.  Positive Money Hackney and Positive Money Tower Hamlets call for a Facebook live and in person public meeting to raise awareness of fuel poverty. Join us to understand about the fuel industry and your rights against suppliers.

Benefit Sanctions: Help Shape a Fairer System

Public Law Project calls for insight into benefit sanctions. Do you have experience of benefit sanctions? The   Public Law Project   is researching the barriers that claimants face when challenging benefit sanctions.  As part of this we are keen to speak to:   ·            Benefit claimants   who have been sanctioned by DWP (either recently or in the past) ·            Advisors   and other individuals who have experience of providing advice or other support to sanctioned claimants. Taking part would involve a one-off phone or video call with PLP’s Research Fellow, Caroline Selman, to hear about your experience of the sanctioning process.  Your insights will be used to help shape a strategy for improving access to justice for claimants who have been unfairly or unlawfully sanctioned.   Further information, including how we ensure the   confidentiality and safe processing of any information you provide , is available on our website here :   https://publiclawproject.org.uk/latest/benefits