Advocacy Centre North is part of Newcastle Council For Voluntary Service

See I, Daniel Blake - the film that inspired our Welfare Advocacy Service

22 August 2018



I, Daniel Blake and The Fight against Poverty

Tyneside Cinema at 7.30pm on 29 August 2018

Made and set in Newcastle, I, Daniel Blake is a damning indictment of austerity and social inequality. Ken Loach’s powerful welfare state drama caused a passionate stir thanks to a combination of timely subject matter, political message and heart-breaking performances.

Jacqui Jobson, Director of Advocacy Centre North, will be on the panel after the screening joining other local representatives, charity workers and activists to discuss the spread of poverty including the reality of the welfare state; the recent roll-out of Universal Credit; the rise of in-work poverty; the continued role of food-banks; and the living-wage campaign.


Click here to find out more about the film and who’s on the panel


Our Welfare Advocacy Service

Advocacy Centre North responded to the film by setting up our Welfare Advocacy Service which supports people with disabilities and mental health needs through the benefits, appeals and sanctions process and to manage their finances and take control of debts.

As a result of our support service users secure their rights, understand their choices, make decisions and have their voices heard. They are provided with tools and supported to gain skills to self-advocate in the future wherever possible, gaining independence and control.

We urgently need funding to continue this service. Please click here if you’d like to make a donation however large or small.