The Meandering Social Worker

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Shifting the benefit debate

We know benefits fraud exists. But in a society that sees anyone on benefits as shifty and undeserving it’s about time we shifted perceptions a little. After all, we also know poverty exists. Here’s some thoughts from another blogger on how to reframe the problem.

A Fair Say

Simon DuffyMyths and distortions about our benefits system have now become so widely accepted that they have poisoned the entire debate about our social safety net. In this guest post, Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform explores how we could reframe the debate.

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