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Politicians: Remember that people on benefits are People Like Us

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The shocking truth about 'Benefits Britain' is ... that people receiving benefits are people like us.

Too often, people who have lost their jobs, have a disability or become ill, or who are in low paid work, find that when politicians talk about benefits, they talk about things which say nothing to them about their lives.

Words and images about ‘skivers’ and ‘benefit lifestyles’ may win votes or persuade people to back cuts to welfare benefits, but they mislead the public and don’t capture the experiences or needs of ordinary families.

Join us in asking party leaders not to forget that when we talk about benefit claimants we’re talking about real people, real families, and real children. People like us.

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Child Poverty Action Group

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