Remove stigma around benefits especially in the media

The terms used around welfare are misleading and stigmatizing, particularly in the media. There is a different language around pensions, which people pay into but we pay for unemployment benefit too. Maybe there should be a change of language used, to ‘National Assistance’ or something.

Why the contribution is important

The negative language is stigmatizing already disadvantaged people and creating negative perceptions, which further disadvantages them.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 15, 2015 at 04:32PM

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