On 19 November 2019 CASE Central received a visit from Caroline Lucas MP. This was a great recognition for us and our work in the community.
Caroline Lucas shares fundamental values with us, and a solid record of opposition to cuts and austerity, which have brought increasing poverty and homelessness in the UK. In her blog of 25 November she wrote:
‘I recently visited Community, Advice, Support and Education (CASE), a brilliant charity in Hollingdean supporting residents on wide-ranging issues. In particular, CASE are champions of social justice, and their work often focuses on tackling poverty and hardship, as well as challenging unfair benefit decisions which have deprived people of the vital money they are entitled to receive
One of the most rewarding aspects of my work as an MP has been supporting constituents with the individual problems they experience. I’ve worked closely with CASE over the years on a number of cases affecting their service users, so it was great to have the opportunity to drop by to thank their case workers and volunteers, and to meet some of their clients.
We spoke about ineffective and unfair benefit and appeal processes, the concerns that many EU nationals living in the UK have because of the Brexit uncertainty, as well as housing pressures and food poverty.
CASE are passionate about fighting people’s corner, and I’ve been hugely impressed over the years about their dogged determination at highlighting injustice and unfairness, and also giving service users a voice and empowering them to take action’.
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