25 Twitter accounts to follow in 2014 on welfare reform – numbers 11-25

We’ve compiled a list of 25 useful Twitter accounts if you want to follow welfare reform. Yesterday we revealed the first 10 – here are the other 15…

11.Samuel Miller @Hephaestus7

Disability specialist Samuel Miller is taking the government to court in The Hague over possible crimes to humanity.

12. Real Life Reform @RealLifeReform

This northern housing consortium is running an eighteen month study tracking how people are living and coping with welfare reform across the north of England from April 2013 to October 2014. Real Life Reform are bringing together case studies of social housing tenants to capture not only the financial but also the human impact.

13. Citizens Advice Bureau @CitizensAdvice

The CAB offers free, independent and confidential advice on financial, legal or general matters. Their offices across the country help more than two million people a year. See also the hashtag #CABLive and Birmingham’s CAB campaign @campaign4brum

14. Houses are homes @housesarehomes

The Houses are homes site is exploring how the law should be changed to make homes accessible.


15. Ros Wynne-Jones @realbritainros

Ros Wynne-Jones‘s weekly Mirror column Real Britain tackles the impact of government cuts, covering areas like the bedroom tax, a real-life Benefits Street and the impact of legal aid cuts.


16. Work and Pensions Committee @CommonsWorkPen

The Work and Pensions Committee is the House of Commons select committee that publishes statistics, reports and inquiries on and intro the government’s welfare or pensions policy. 

17. Welfare News Service @WNSNews

WNS pulls together welfare news from around the web on its  Twitter account, website, Facebook page and even through email using Paper.li.

18. BoycottWorkfare @boycottworkfare

A national campaign to end forced unpaid work for those on welfare, this also publishes stories and gives advice for anyone affected.

19. Debbie Jolly @redjolly1

Jolly is a co founder of Disabled People against the Cuts which aims to defend and protect the rights of disabled people in the face of austerity policies. Or, in its own words: for everyone that “refuses to accept that any country can destroy the lives of people just because they are or become disabled or sick.”


20. Daniel Douglas @_dandouglas

London based journalist Daniel Douglas reports on local homelessness and housing needs.


21. @AntiBedroomTax

The Facebook-based campaign against the bedroom tax, with roughly 14,000 members. Also on Twitter: the Anti Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation @benefitjustice

22. Living Wage Foundation @LivingWageUK

The LWF is an initiative of Citizens UK that began as a community leaders alliance in East London and now has 300 member organisations across London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Birmingham and Cardiff. They give accredited employers a ‘Living Wage’ stamp.

23. Intern Aware @internaware

Intern Aware have raised awareness about the damage of unpaid internships on young people, campaigning for fair, paid internships using animations.

24. Bernadette Horton @PinkWaferBelle

Mum v Austerity Bernadette Horton is a mother of four and blogs about everyday battles against the impact of austerity on the working poor in North Wales.

25. The Atos stories collective, @AtosStories

Atos Stories has written plays based on claimants’ experiences of Atos, the company which carries out the work capability assessments to vet a person’s right to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA – formerly the Incapacity Benefit).