Shy Bairns Get Nowt: Food Poverty in the UK


Published on 15 Apr 2015

VICE heads to Newcastle to go inside one of the busiest food banks in Britain, where food is being distributed for free to more than 1,000 people a week. We meet the dedicated volunteers and the locals for whom poverty has become a part of everyday life after decades of industrial decline and years of austerity cuts. Inevitably, in such a situation, the system will occasionally falter.

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Employment & Support Allowence: Your Appeal

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

The Video the UK Government want banned....

Published: Jun 30, 2012

Sue Marsh wrote about a video by the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) that had been taken off YouTube again. The video was pulled after less than a week, on the orders of senior officials. Independent benefits expert Neil Bateman discovered that the video was taken down after employment minister Chris Grayling emailed the ministry complaining about it.

Why does Chris Grayling find the video offensive? Because it tells claimants:

  1. They are twice as likely to win their appeal if they appear in person rather than having a paper hearing;
  2. That the DWP doesn't normally send a representative to the hearing;
  3. To send additional evidence to the tribunal, when Grayling wants it sent to the DWP.

Human Cost - #10kCuts #Atos

You and I Films

ATOS Healthcare carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Cameron government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Currently, ATOS is being investigated by the National Audit Office (NAO) in a in a a major “value for money study”. Meanwhile, since the inception of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), 10,600 people have died within six weeks of being deemed ‘fit for work’ by ATOS healthcare professionals.

Human Cost documents ‘10,000 Cuts & Counting’, held on the 28th of September, 2013 at Parliament Square, a ceremony of remembrance and solidarity for those who have had their lives devastated by Cameron’s austerity programmes

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Shelter: a look at Manchester's homeless.

Mike Staniforth

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This is my debut documentary starring some unforgettable characters who all have their own personal, and sometimes sad, stories to tell.

With homelessness on the rise in the UK and with more people sleeping rough on the streets than ever, I decided to speak to the homeless people of Manchester to see just how bad it is.

With the council only providing a 'snap shot' of the true statistics of how bad the situation really is, we go on a journey with some of the people that the council are refusing to acknowledge.

DPAC & UKUncut at the Atos Demonstration: 'The Atos Games'


Dpac and UKUncut join together to protest against Paralympic sponsors Atos, in Triton SQ outside Atos Headquarters. Gathering to remember the lives of those lost due to poor healthcare procedures and capability assessments put in place by Atos to assess entitlement to their disabled living allowance.


Gregor Schmidinger

An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It's their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.