Disability rights UK has announced a national campaign highlighting the benefits of the welfare state.
‘Who Benefits?' is intended to give a voice to those who have been supported by benefits at some point in their lives.
Supported in concert with five other national charities the Childrens Society, Crisis, Macmillan, Gingerbread and Mind and over eighty other campaigning organisations, it uses real stories to show the public, journalists and politicians the reality of who needs help, why they need it and the difference that it makes.
Disability Rights UK said: "Too often the voices of those who have been helped by benefits get ignored. Who Benefits? brings together charities, community groups and faith organisations to change that.
"We believe that politicians should do more to listen to, understand and act on the experiences of people who have been supported by benefits.
"They should do more to focus on the real reasons that people are struggling like low wages, the high cost of living and the housing crisis."