Austerity is a lie. The term implies that there has been an economic crisis and that we must all tighten our belts. The reality is that the powerful have used a financial crisis, caused by unjust and failing economic policies, as an excuse to punish disabled people and people in poverty.
The Centre for Welfare Reform continues to document the injustices created by current policies and will continue to support campaigners and activists to share the true facts about austerity and social justice in the UK.
We want to live in a society that works for everyone - for the common good. That means paying particular attention to those facing discrimination, disadvantage, poverty and exclusion.
If you have information you want to share or if you want to work with us please email Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform.
We've pulled together wide-range of resources in our library here.
Articles in the news section you may find useful:
- Letter from disability activists urging people to vote for Labour
- Letter to Damian Green MP outlining the failures of welfare reform
- Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May criticising her cuts to disability benefits
- Report from the United Nations on UK's failure to protect disability rights
- Report from the United Nations on UK's failure to respect human rights
- Report outlines failure of Government's confused Troubled Families programme
- Christians call on DWP to end the attack on disabled people
- Government's controlling approach to welfare is counterproductive
- Academics call for retraction of flawed research behind welfare reform
- Official research demonstrates collapse of social care under cuts
- Architect of welfare reform, Iain Duncan Smith, resigns over further disability cuts
- Church leaders call for an end to the sanctions regime for people using benefits
- Academic reports shows government policy is increasing suicides and mental illness
Free images for social justice campaigners:
Les Monaghan is a photographic political artist and shares his work on Relative Poverty here.