Everyday Equality: Challenging Discrimination in Welfare Benefits

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Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.

During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018,  we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.

Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices report: Intersecting Inequalities, The Impact of Austerity on Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the UK

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Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900 (over 10% of their standard of living). Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.

This is according to a 2017 October report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.