Martin speaks up to help unlock poverty

One of our trustees shares his own Universal Credit story

Church Action on Poverty has been helping to improve understanding of Universal Credit and how to unlock poverty in the UK.

One of our trustees, Martin Green, spoke up in the i to help raise awareness of the problems and potential solutions.

You can read his full story here, on our Voices From The Margins blog or read the report in the i here.

Our director Niall Cooper also commented for the i. He said: “Martin’s experience shows that Universal Credit and the welfare system more broadly are not working as they should. A compassionate society looks out for its least well off and enables them to fulfil their potential.

“Right now, our system isn’t doing that. We’ve been working with other charities to highlight the need to fix Universal Credit, but Martin also identifies things that society and the Government need to do if we’re to tackle poverty, such as ending the benefits freeze and increasing the supply of affordable housing.”

 

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