Turn2us responds to the 2023 Autumn Statement
Responding to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement delivered today, Thomas Lawson, CEO of national anti-poverty charity Turn2us, said:
“There are measures in this budget that are good news for people who are struggling. But we remain worried about the impact on disabled people and people with physical and mental health conditions.
“Every day, around 250 people contact our helpline for information and support. They’re skipping meals and getting into debt to pay household bills and rent.
“By pushing people into any job rather than the right job, emphasising the punishments they could receive and axing some people's benefits completely, the government will further damage people’s trust and worsen their health.
"We need a truly compassionate approach that centres understanding, dignity, and respect."