No going back to Dickensian days – defend benefit rights, stop evictions
Vigil & lobby of Parliament
1pm Wed 11 January
Oppose the Welfare Reform Bill & benefit caps.
Cap greedy landlords, not low-income people!
Meet opposite Parliament – Lords’ entrance Abingdon St SW1
On 11 January, the Lords’ debate on the Welfare Reform Bill continues. The Bill threatens basic entitlement to housing and other benefits – a roof over our heads.
Protest forced the government to drop plans to cut mobility money for people living in residential homes. But other cuts to disabled children and adults are still in the Bill. On 14 December, after lobbying and testimony from people affected, the Lords defeated government moves to cut housing benefit by £12-22 a week for Council tenants who have a spare room.
Come and raise your concerns on 11 January Bring placards with your organisation’s name and issues you are concerned about Lobby the Lords – support amendments to keep Child Benefit out of the benefit cap, extend concessions for women fleeing domestic violence, ensure immediate benefit payments for people coming out of prison, and Zacchaeus 2000 amendments to protect claimants from unliveable benefit repayments, sanctions and bailiffs – Lobby your MP; contact them to make an appointment or write to them about your personal situation – find your MP here. If you are unable to come on the day, ring them or write, for Lords’ addresses see here; and sign the epetition here.
For more info about the day, contact SMSD and the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust