Housing Crisis Boogie

Video illustrating the housing crisis in Manchester and Greater Manchester. Includes links to a petition of Manc. City Council asking them to alleviate the housing crisis. With backing music from the ultimate bluesman John Lee Hooker.


Universal Credit system down and yet again claimants are not being allowed Hardship forms.

Charlotte Hughes has been campaigning against the austerity driven agenda of the Department of Work and Pensions for over a year now. Every Thursday Charlotte and her colleagues attend a stall outside the Jobcentre in Ashton-under-Lyne to offer advice, support and solidarity to social security claimants visiting the centre. These claimants are increasingly under pressure from cuts to social security and a harsh sanctioning regime that can be devastating to those it is imposed on, in an apparently arbitary manner. This is a post from Charlotte’s blog The Poor Side of Life, recounting a day outside the Jobcentre.