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Families on the front line of cuts

False Economy is interviewing families throughout the regions of England who must deal first-hand with council and welfare cuts.

Discussions with people affected by the closure of the Independent Living fund

6 Feb 2013: The social care crisis will not be improved by the government's decision to close a fund for people with complex care needs.
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Why I have a two-bedroom council house and why I’m worried about the bedroom tax

29 Oct 2012: The latest of our interviews with people who are dealing with fallout from welfare cuts.
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Disability hate crime, benefit “fraud” campaigns and the hardest hit

13 Jun 2012: Press campaigns against people on benefits and responses from a Hardest Hit conference.
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Stopped benefits and homelessness: the realities of drug and alcohol problems

23 May 2012: People talk about the challenges of keeping benefits and staying housed.
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Foodbank: our biggest client group now is people on low incomes

14 May 2012: As time goes on, more people on low incomes are struggling to meet housing and food bills.
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Video: The battle over Derbyshire county council youth services

29 Apr 2012: Service users and local people fight a Derbyshire county council proposal to cut youth service budgets and outsource.
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Video: why we need the NHS and why we need DLA

12 Apr 2012: More service users talk about the NHS, care, failing Atos assessments and welfare reform changes
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The ongoing fight for care

21 Mar 2012: As the cuts bite, people with disabilities face challenges to stay in their own homes.
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The chaos for families caught in care cuts

13 Mar 2012: The first in our series of interviews with those dealing first-hand with swingeing cuts to benefits and local services.
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