Austerity

53 people died in Dundee from drug-related deaths in 2018. Meet the families trying to cope with the complex issue of addiction. Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland is a four-part documentary series. It investigates the urgent issues facing vulnerable people in Scotland in the aftermath of austerity.
Nearly half of households in poverty have a disabled family member. This year, £56 million was lost to disability cuts in Scotland. In this short documentary HuffPost UK and The Ferret follow Alan and Susan who are both disabled and trying to adjust to life after austerity. Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland is a four-part documentary series. It investigates the urgent issues facing vulnerable people in Scotland in the aftermath of austerity. We visit some of its worst-hit areas, including Dundee, Fife and Glasgow, to hear from those impacted by rising poverty rates, cuts in services for disabled people and an increase in drug-related deaths.
Money can’t buy you love, but when you have neither the challenges are boundless. Now those who have suffered because of austerity are trying to change the system.
Scotland's 'best place to live' is also the drug death capital of Europe.
As five people sleeping rough die in two weeks, charity responsible for logging them says a decade of failings is to blame.
This is the legacy of a decade of cuts on children in Fife.
Every week 5,500 families approach English councils for help with homelessness, but vulnerable people are being left in limbo.
The former PM has been parroting this line this week but make no mistake, his cuts were a political choice that needn't have happened at all, writes economist Miatta Fahnbulleh
Ex-PM says "you'd think we had reinstated the workhouse" and that Tory-led government should have "ripped the plaster off" in the early days of his premiership.
Woman confronts PM during walkabout at the local market: "You’ve got the cheek to come here and tell us that austerity's over and it’s all good now."