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The safety net is broken: how the cost-of-living crisis is laying bare the failings of our social security system

Let's Talk Social Work

01-06-2023 • 49 min

In this episode we return to the issue of poverty in the UK.

The country remains gripped by the cost-of-living crisis, and while we are all being affected, for some, rising prices represent an inconvenience. But, for those who prior to the crisis were experiencing poverty, and for many millions of households which were already struggling to make ends meet, the impacts have been devastating.

Andy McClenaghan is joined by social worker and founder of Food is Care, Dominic Watters, Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick, Lecturer in Law at Ulster University and anti-poverty campaigner, and Jonny Adamson, Communications and External Relations Officer at the British Association of Social Workers. They explore the impacts of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the BASW UK campaign, Social Work Stands Against Poverty.

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To book Dominic's ground-breaking Food Insecurity Training email - singledadsw@gmail.com

For information on BASW’s Social Work Stands Against Poverty campaign, click here.

To read the Christian’s Against Poverty client report Taking on UK poverty, click here.

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