Deborah Padfield has been a Citizens Advice benefits adviser, trainer and supervisor in Cambridge, Peterborough and north Essex, where she still works. In the past she lived and worked in London's East End. She has considerable experience of mental illness and is on the steering committee of The Cambridge Commons.
The Work Programme, people and economy part 3 - exploring outcomes
If you incentivise private companies to achieve X, Y and Z, they will inevitably find the easiest and lowest cost...
The Work Programme, people and economy: part 2
The second of a four part series on the government's controversial welfare reforms.
The Work Programme, people and economy: what's happening?
A four part series on the government's controversial welfare reforms.
We Are Many against Conspiracy: holding on to democracy
Two films, one showing the power of the masses, the other showing the power of inaction.
Is the DWP even fit for purpose?
The DWP's goals are controversial in themselves but perhaps more worrying is that the department doesn't seem able...
The tale of a pram: are people on benefits poor?
A young couple on benefits, smiling, with an expensive looking pram. Something's wrong here.