The Prime Minister says the government will always help those in need, but is committed to getting more people off benefits and into work.
David Cameron was speaking to ITV Tyne Tees on the second day of his party's autumn conference in Birmingham.
As the Chancellor George Osborne announced his intention to cut an extra £10 billion from the welfare budget, Helen Ford asked the PM if he can understand why people in the North East may feel they are being unfairly penalised by the cutbacks.
Watch Helen's full interview with the Prime Minister.
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