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Week 4

May 31st 2015

*+-Monday: Caz had to wait 8 weeks until her benefits claim was processed – she says she felt like a second class citizen Monday: Kalhan has been assessed as ‘unemployabe’...

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Video Schedule – Week 3

May 25th 2015

*+-Monday: Letitia was left relying on benefits when her partner left her and their 3 year old daughter Monday: Gary says the benefits system doesn’t understand mental health issues and discriminates against...

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Video Schedule – Week 2

May 18th 2015

*+-Monday: Letitia is keeping her fingers crossed she’ll get the job Monday: Gary was sanctioned – the Job Centre admitted it had made a mistake but he was still left...

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How to listen to the real experts

May 18th 2015

*+-Church Action on Poverty’s Communications Manager Liam Purcell has been working to promote Real Benefits Street over the past week. He calls on all of us to show more empathy and less...

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Media Training for Real Experts

May 12th 2015

*+-Some of our Real Benefits Street Experts got together ahead of the first episode of Channel 4’s Benefits Street to meet each other, and do some media training with Jackie Cox, the...

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Benefits Street: promoting hate

May 12th 2015

*+-Church Action on Poverty staff watched Benefits Street Episode 1 last night, commenting on the programme and sharing our own videos on Twitter. As expected, the programme was edited in...

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