Archiv: food banks


21.10.2018 - 14:14 [ Telegraph,co.uk ]

More than 40 MPs warn Theresa May that she must fix the Universal Credit system with an injection of £2 billion

More than a dozen ministers and government aides and one of the Conservatives‘ biggest donors have joined Tory backbenchers lobbying for a cash boost to the Government’s new welfare scheme, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

A string of senior government figures have privately warned Conservative whips that Philip Hammond must provide additional funding for Universal Credit in next week’s Budget.

21.10.2018 - 13:46 [ Kathie Bennet / Twitter ]

an ambulance was called for my niece who has a brain tumour at 4.30 am, the ambulance got to her at 6.15 am,

this is what the fucking tories have done, unless your rich, help is limited, i live 58 miles from her my sister is in bits how is this even happening in 2018

21.10.2018 - 13:44 [ Ellie Baker ‏/ Twittter ]

my father a formerly fit man at 74 ,had a stroke and collapsed they didn’t even turn up for him,told my elderly mum .to get a taxi

..only she was unable to lift him sister had to leave work and take him in, so much for acting quickly and calling 999 he survived and is improving

21.10.2018 - 13:39 [ Express.co.uk ]

What is Universal Credit: Who is entitled to Universal Credit? Will it be scrapped?

The use of food banks has risen since Universal Credit’s introduction.

The Trussell Trust said in April it gave out a record 1.3m old parcels to 666,000 people in 2017 to 2018, an increase of 13 percent on the previous year.

And the charity revealed its food banks operating in areas where Universal Credit had been rolled out were four time as busy as in other parts of the UK.

21.10.2018 - 13:33 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

‘It wasn’t planned but it was very wanted. I was crying when they wheeled me in, I woke up crying after’ – How Universal Credit rules force women into abortions

(4.5.2018) She and her partner discovered, almost halfway through the pregnancy, that the government no longer paid out child tax credit and the child element of universal credit for more than two children.

The rule applies to babies born after 6th April 2017 and it’s been widely condemned by women’s rights organisations, religious leaders and child poverty campaigners.