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19 November 2014

New report: Why do people use foodbanks?

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort; yet new research from CPAG, Oxfam, the Trussell Trust and the Church of England finds that failures in the safety net itself are a key reason why people are turning to food banks. This is the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid in the UK. While UK-wide policy is pushing up the use of food banks, interviews carried out in Scotland also highlight a role for the Scottish Government and local authorities in preventing income crisis. Read more.

NEW factsheets

29 October 2014
We have produced two new leaflets which are aimed at providing an overview of benefits and tax credits rules for vulnerable families in specific situations: - Financial help for families affected by imprisonment - Financial help for families fleeing domestic violence These factsheets are currently only available to download on our website.

Scottish child poverty campaigners respond to ‘State of Nation’ report

20 October 2014
Responding to the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s ‘State of the Nation 2014’ report, the Director of CPAG in Scotland, John Dickie, said; “We must never accept that failing to meet targets to end child poverty by 2020 means child poverty can’t be eradicated. With the right policies, the right time-frame, and the right level of political will we can eradicate child poverty in Scotland and the rest of UK just as other European countries have."