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My experience of being on benefits

Rebecca Bromley

In 2011 I became part of a research project called ‘the lived experiences of welfare reform’.  The group was formed by Ruth Patrick who was studying social policy at the University of Leeds. As part of Ruth’s research she wanted to find out about the lives of those on benefits. Ruth has interviewed me several…

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Winning public trust

Stephen Burke

Labour should remember that first and foremost we are all patients and users of the NHS. That means we all have experiences – good and bad – of our health service. How Labour talks about the NHS must resonate with those experiences and reflect how patients interact with the NHS. For example STPs (sustainability and…

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A huge contribution

Claire Sewell

Jeremy Corbyn delivered his first speech following Theresa May’s snap general election announcement from the Birmingham Carers Hub where he’d gone to listen to more than 60 carers looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. And while he was in the city, he announced a significant key policy for the Labour…