We’re taking a break…but will return

After some great South London Welfare Action meetings we’re sorry to say we’re gonna have to take a break. Running the group – from leafleting to finding a venue to facilitating the meeting – is hard work and we simply don’t have the people to do all these things to keep on going in a sustainable way. Finding a cheap, friendly meeting space has just added to the stresses. We’re really sad about putting things on hold for the time being, but this is not the end. We hope that we can meet up and support each other in different ways over the coming months as well as collect details of people who’d be interested in getting a group going again.

Get in touch with us if you’d be interested in getting regular groups meeting going again. southlondonwelfareaction[at]gmail.com

We’ll hold JSA and ESA skillshare meetings at local social centres so keep your eyes on this blog for further details.

People are welcome to come along to Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth where we may be able to discuss welfare issues and provide information.

Let us know in the comments below if you have any other ideas of things we can do in South London to support each other!

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South London Welfare Action coming soon!

Having issues with the Job Centre?

On the Work Programme?

Had your benefits sanctioned?

Facing yet another interview for ESA?

Worried about workfare?

There have been a couple of meetings across south London recently about setting up a group where people claiming benefits can meet together to support each other and deal with benefit issues and problems we are facing together. We have taken inspiration from claimants groups such as Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and London Coalition Against Poverty (see this leaflet from LCAP about how they run).

If you are sick of struggling alone with the benefit system, then come along and get involved!

Our first proper meet up will be Thursday 2nd May 12-2pm at Moorlands Community Centre on the Moorlands estate in Brixton – 50a Corry drive, SW9 8QT.

We will meet every Thursday at this time and place. (The second Thursday of each month will be dealing with housing issues with Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth.)

We look forward to seeing you soon!

you can contact us at: southlondonwelfareaction@gmail.com