FearMeForIAmPink + poverty   16

Here's How Vancouver Responded to London's "Anti-Homeless Spikes"
Benches that make the point they're someone's bed and provide cover from the rain, simultaneously directing homeless to shelters.
Interesting  design  clever  culture-jamming  homelessness  poverty  charity 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor
“People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it.”
WTF  fail  poverty  Conservatives  councillors  UK  politics  food 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£1000 certification required to apply to join the Metropolitan Police
Which'll be a fairly massive obstacle to having a diverse force. Especially given that it's no guarantee of a job once you have it.
WTF  money  police  UK  fail  poverty  diversity  via-Robin-Sutton 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why people on benefits have a flatscreen TV
and expanded musings on the nature of cashflow, and what stuff counts as a 'I have a bit of extra cash, get something nice' purchase
Interesting  money  benefits  poverty  comment  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap
Leaked letter states the measure "does not take account of the additional costs to local authorities (through homelessness and temporary accommodation). In fact we think it is likely that the policy as it stands will generate a net cost..."
politics  austerity  posttofacebook  fail  poverty  Conservatives  UK  benefits  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nationwide to leave benefit claimants homeless - Telegraph
'The Mortgage Works (TMW), which is part of Nationwide, will not offer new loans to landlords who accept housing benefit in a move which experts said could leave people unable to find anywhere to live.'
wtf  fail  money  housing  Nationwide  poverty  UK  posttofacebook 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Up to 84% on low incomes will not pay council tax, local authorities believe | Society | The Guardian
'Benefit changes mean poor people face average £247-a-year council tax bill from April – but many are not expected to pay'
concil-tax  tax  poverty  money  benefits 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Councillor in attack on food bank (From York Press)
'A SENIOR York politician has sparked a furious row by saying there is no real poverty in Britain and people should not donate to food banks.'
wtf  fail  poverty  food  culture  Conservative-party  UK  politics  posttofacebook 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
OK, we'll get jobs, say poor people | The Daily Mash
'finally conceded defeat and vowed to find work first thing this morning.'
poverty  money  posttofacebook  The-Daily-Mash  fairness  parody  amusing 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink

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