19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: we all hope that if times get hard, the safety net is there to make sure we aren’t left without the means to buy food for ourselves or our family. Yet new research from the Child Poverty Action Group, Oxfam, Church of England and the Trussell Trust has found that failures in the social safety net itself are often the trigger for food bank referrals.
30 October 2014
Commenting on a BBC report today suggesting Government is considering cutting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Alison Garnham Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group said: “The proportion of people in absolute poverty in families living with disability has gone up each year since 2009 and now stands at a shocking 22%...