From the TUC

The impact of benefit stigma

22 May 2013, by in Society & Welfare

I have a post at Our Welfare Works, looking at the demonisation of benefit claimants, arguing that it leads to stigma and worse lives for people on benefits. The TUC’s research showed that the better informed someone is, the less likely they are to believe all the negative stories about the social security system and claimants – which is why mythbusting must be an important part of the campaign to defend benefits. (Talking about mythbusting, there’s an excellent Mythbuster about “Strivers vs. Skivers” at the New Economics Foundation that I’d recommend to you.)