Alison Lord's blog

Advising Daniel Blake

There has been much talk and comment in the media about Ken Loach’s latest film. It’s a well-made, well written, moving film, which at CPAG we were pleased to be able to provide script advice on. It throws a spot light on the numerous and increasing problems faced by people trying to claim social security.

Living in temporary accommodation and paying your rent

One of the questions support workers in women’s refuges, homeless projects, hostels etc. are frequently asked is “If I go back to work, how will I afford to stay here and pay my rent?” The worry is that if you move off benefits, you won’t get any housing benefit (HB) to help with the rent.