Report says Westminster residents need improved support to deal with ‘welfare reform’

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A report released this month calls on more help for people living in the City of Westminster to deal with the changes thrown up by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 as well as cuts to legal and advice services. The report published by Reform Advice Westminster (RAW) brings together research and data from advice services and agencies …

Charity worker talks about Basic Income on the Keiser Report

By News Reporters A Fitzrovia charity worker appeared on a financial news television programme this week to talk about a guaranteed citizen's income. Barb Jacobson who runs the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association's Older Fitzrovia project is also an organiser with the European Citizens Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income was interviewed by Max Keiser on RT's Keiser Report.  Keiser first …

Fitzrovia’s community groups see opportunities but are threatened by cuts to funding and rising costs

By News Reporters Fitzrovia has a thriving voluntary sector but it is threatened by a lack of new people to continue the work of an increasingly older generation of volunteers, cuts to funding, rising costs, and a town hall that considers residents a nuisance, according to some of the speakers at an event on Monday …

Advice workers very concerned about housing benefit cuts

By Linus Rees Advice workers at the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre are concerned about the effect that the proposed housing benefit limits will have on people living in central London. Many people asking for advice are already worried about being able to pay their rent when the cuts take effect next year. BBC London television journalists …