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Universal Credit prepares you for work? Tell the starving child I met picking through bins

13th November 2017

 

Our mid year stats show a 97% in the number of men, women and children benefiting from our emergency food parcels between 1st April and 30th September; making us the busiest foodbank in London.  We believe that this is primarily due to the full roll out of universal credit in LBHF at the end of 2016.  These figures do not reflect unique visitors, but they do suggest that many people require longer term support as a result of UC.  Read this blog by our CEO and Founder, Daphine Aikens.

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/2017/11/universal-credit-prepares-you-work-tell-starving-child-i-met-picking

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