Monday, 5 July 2010

Acknowledgment of "best efforts to find work" in housing reform article

Found this link on "24Dash", a social housing and public sector news website, where there is an article about the government's recent budget plans to cut Housing Benefit by 10% for people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for 12 months.

So many reporters are biased to the "lazy scroungers" attitude to people in this position, it made a decent change to see at the end of the article, the National Housing Federation's chief executive saying: "Cutting Housing Benefit could have a catastrophic impact on the lives of thousands of people who – despite their best efforts – have failed to find work after 12 months." I've been there myself and fear being there again when this scheme I'm on finishes, it's that "being an employer's first choice of person".

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