“It’s not working for a lot of people”

At this month’s National Advisory Panel, people with lived experience of disadvantage discussed the limitations of current data collection in the homelessness sector, and how people’s voices are critical to improving outcomes.

The Role of The Advocate

Ian from our 'Welfare Change Lived Experience Group' has shared his wealth of experience in this informative piece, 'The Role of The Advocate'

Giving Lived Experience A Voice Within Charitable Boards

With the concept of co-production being a popular topic of discussion, how can we ensure that the inclusion of people with lived experience within Charitable Boards is meaningful and productive, not just tick box and tokenistic?

We urge the Government to reverse its decision to cut Universal Credit

We urge the Government to reverse its decision to cut Universal Credit Expert Link stands with other charities in their call to reverse the decision to cut Universal Credit and to freeze Local Housing Allowance. Without action, many people, in particular families, could fast become homeless. For most claimants, there is already a shortfall between...

Accessing benefits when you’re homeless

Accessing benefits when you're homeless Jackie from the Welfare Change Lived Experience Group outlines the challenges for people accessing benefits, and what the public need to know to best support others.

“A constant cycle”

This month, the Welfare Change Lived Experience Group discussed debt; the experience of being in debt and how DWP can change practices to support people ‘out of the cycle.’

Addiction and the DWP

Addiction and the DWP This is the story of someone in recovery and his experiences of engaging with his local JCP. Every one working for the JCP should listen to this. You fill a form in, 30 or 40 pages if I filled it in wrong the first time, what makes you think I can...