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Post by bluesheart

Greater use of food banks linked to welfare cuts

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The growth in the number and use of food banks across the UK is linked to cuts in spending on local services, welfare benefits and higher unemployment, say researchers in an analysis* published today in The BMJ.

Increased use of food banks is also likely to mean growing numbers of GPs being asked by patients for a referral to these non-profit, charitable organisations that distribute food to people who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.

The number of local authorities with food banks operated by the Trussell Trust, a non-governmental organisation that coordinates food banks across the UK, rose from 29 in 2009-10 to 251 in 2013-14.

More food banks are opening in areas experiencing greater cuts in spending on local services and central welfare benefits and higher unemployment rates. The rise in food bank use is also concentrated in communities where more people are experiencing benefit sanctions.
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Post on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:47 am by acc

the solution stares each government but they still refuse to deal with it. the problem is simple stop those coming to this country grabbing everything benefit under the sun they can get hold of off.

if you can't afford to look after your own born and bred then don't dish it to those abroad and coming here. Twisted Evil


Post on Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:35 pm by Big John

Conservatives have just launched their manifesto but it is a manifesto for working people, shouldn't a political party be for everyone not just for one catergory?

In all my life have i ever known 3 political parties in this country treat people in such an appalling and shite fashion if they fall outside the working category.

If they didn't treat people in such a poor fashion we would not need the use of food banks, it is these parties who in their own acts are creating this situation through poor pay, sanctions and zero hours.

if you are forced in to no income then there is no choice but to seek help from these charities.

Post on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:22 am by collin ridalsh

use of foodbanks now standing at million for the year

Post on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:16 pm by vitaro

London now up by a third

Post on Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:07 pm by pam

our booming recovery isn't so rosy as made out to beleive.

Post on Mon May 04, 2015 2:04 pm by pam

any given time there are up to 3,000 people living on the streets and yet around our area up to 40,000 homes remain empty

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