We’ve compiled a list of 25 useful Twitter accounts if you want to follow welfare reform. In this post we reveal the first 10…
- Follow them all – and over 40 others – as a list here.
- How we did it: finding Twitter accounts to follow
1. Joseph Rowntree Fdn. @jrf_uk, @Helen_Barnard
— Helen Barnard (@Helen_Barnard) January 24, 2014
Helen Barnard is Research Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the social research policy charity of Quaker origins.
The JRF conducts a range of research into welfare issues, and created the MIS, the Minimum Income Standard, estimating what is an adequate income based on what the public believe to be minimum living standards.
2. ResolutionFoundation @resfoundation
Look out for the launch of their study The State of Living Standards 2014 on February 11th.
3. Shiv Malik @shivmalik1
Guardian journalist and co-author of ‘Jilted Generation: how Britain has bankrupted its youth’.
4. Patrick Butler @patrickjbutler
Patrick Butler’s cuts blog follows housing issues the rise of food banks, and UK poverty in the Guardian.
5. Sue Marsh @suey2y
Sue Marsh has become a spokeswoman for people unable to work due to illness or disability through her ironically named blog Diary of a Benefit Scrounger.
6. Shelter @Shelter
The largest national homelessness and housing charity.
7. Joe Halewood HSM, @SpeyeJoe
The supported housing expert started up hmsonline to find solutions to housing problems and offer advice to housing providers, and his bedroom tax appeal template was downloaded 240,000 times from just two web sources.
Although initially about housing that provided services, they now also advise general housing landlords.
— Joe Halewood HSM (@SpeyeJoe) January 24, 2014
8. Owen Jones @OwenJones84
Highly vocal left-wing journalist and Independent columnist.
9. Mark Easton @BBCMarkEaston
lifelong journalist, chronicling the story of an ever changing Britain. BBC Home Editor, author of the book, ‘Britain etc.’
10. Laura Gardiner @lauracgardiner
Laura is a senior researcher from the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) and is part of their team carrying out the Work Evaluation programme for the DWP.
More evidence that the housing market is choking to death: http://t.co/ZronFb0jHb …
— Laura Gardiner (@lauracgardiner) January 4, 2014
Do you know of others who should be on this list? Let us know @hmiwelfare