New Approach’s Nick Dilworth Profiled in The Guardian

New Approach

The welfare rights adviser on a mission to shame Iain Duncan Smith

From the frontline of benefits changes, Nick Dilworth wants to expose the fallout from this government’s ‘misconceived’ welfare reforms
Mary O'Hara
The Guardian, Tuesday 30 September 2014 10.59 BST
Welfare rights adviser Nick Dilworth
Welfare rights specialist Nick Dilworth is a vocal critic of austerity. Photograph: Emily Whitfield-Wicks/

Make no mistake, warns benefits specialist Nick Dilworth, it is a gruelling time to be a frontline welfare advice worker and no less arduous to be a campaigner. Recalling a recent client who was desperate for help with benefits, he says: “He didn’t turn up for his appointment. Then his father rang to say he’d been found dead. That is not the first time that’s happened to me. I had another case where I was expecting to see my first client of the day and instead it was a detective inspector from the local…

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