Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Food Banks the Scandal Grows.

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The always excellent the Void reports,

A recently formed foodbank –  jointly run by Hounslow Council –  have rules stating they will not help people with ‘chaotic’ lifestyles or those who have had benefits sanctioned.

Hounslow Community Foodbox was established as a partnership between local tenants and residents groups and Hounslow Council, and is chaired by Labour Party Councillor Steve Curran.

We wondered when this was going to happen, or perhaps, be made public.

Here in Ipswich we recently saw,

More than 1,700 cans of food have been donated to a food bank at an open air service in Ipswich town centre.

The Pentecost event was held on the Cornhill on Sunday and organised by the town’s Hope Church and other Christian organisations.

Ipswich Families in Need (Find) asked for donations of food as part of its Carry The Can campaign.

Steve Jay, Hope Church leader, said: “It’s celebrating the fact the church is involved in the community.”

Pentecost is a Christian festival which celebrates the Holy Spirit and is held 50 days after Easter.

Find says,

FIND is a Christian based registered charity providing emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession in Ipswich and the surrounding area. In the community, we have adults who simply exist from one day to the next and who are desperate for help, including youngsters living on low incomes without life or budgeting skills trying to find ways to feed, clothe and house themselves.

Why the community needs this charity

We help those that are deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick, disabled or homeless. We offer, free of charge, food, household items, furniture, nursery equipment and nappies, beds and bedding and, when available, cookers, washing machines and refrigerators. When appropriate this includes personal support too.

We learn (from the County Council) that “All recipients are referred by Statuary and non-statuary agencies. No Self-referrals.”

Now people helping run Food Banks are extremely well intentioned.

No doubt.

But what exactly are the criteria for “referral”?

Is Hounslow the only case where some people get excluded?

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  1. People that are sanctioned can’t get foodbank help?

    Fuck that!

    Ghost Whistler

    June 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

  2. What an insult we will use unemployed when they unemployed to do our dirty work but when you get sanctioned we won’t help you us CHARITES you can go fuck your self .WHAT YOU GOT DO PEOPLE IS NOT TELL THEM YOU BEEN SANCTIONED TELL THEM YOU HOMELESS. YOU SHOULD NOT BE CALLED CHARITES AS CHARITES HELP ALL IT’S OK TO USE UNEMPLOYED SERVICES WHEN THEY UNEMPLOYED BUT YOU WON’T HELP THEM WHEN THEY NEED HELP YOU NO BETTER THAN THEM SCUM BAG MPS AND DWP I SAY YOU DIRTY BARSTARDS WON’T EVER GET ME DONATING EVER AGAIN I’M NOW POSTING ON EVERY SITE TELLING PEOPLE TO DO SAME CHARITY IS CHARITY NOT PICK AND CHOOSE WHO YOU WILL HELP AND WON’T HELP

    wayne green

    June 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

  3. YOU CHARITYS DESERVE NOW NOT TO EVER BE GIVING ANOTHER DONATION EVER AGAIN . YOU HAVE FOR SURE LOST ME AND I GAVE EACH AND EVERY WEEK ALL MY FRIENDS AND CONTACTS WILL NOW DO SAME AND SO WILL ALL FACEBOOK AND ALL PYRE SITES I POST ON IF THEY GOT ANY SENCE

    wayne green

    June 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

  4. My God,it did not take long for food banks to emulate the hypocrisy of their money bank namesakes in the city.I think most people with no food to eat are probably living a chaotic lifestyle,no of course not,they must be living a completely stress free happy lifestyle.Bloody ridiculous.

    ck

    June 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

    • That would be too much logic for these b*st*rds to understand.

      greg

      June 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      • No these charitys don’t want help people who been sanctioned ie unemployed BUT THEY WANT USE UNEMPLOYED TO DO THERE DIRTY WORK FUCKING SCUM BAGS I SAY . DONT GIVE TO THESE CHARITES PEOPLE

        wayne green

        June 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  5. “Cllr Ruth Cadbury, cabinet member for financial inclusion at the council, said: “With more and more people struggling to make ends meet, many families are faced with the prospect of not being able to put enough food on the table, and this is only going to get worse once the effects of changes to the benefits system start to take effect.”

    perhaps unsurprisingly the council’s website makes no mention of this policy,only a message to give generously,

    http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/news_mod_home/news_mod_year/news_mod_month/news_mod_show?year1=2013&month1=3&NewsId=56318

    ken

    June 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    • It’s dam piss take out the unemployed as its ok to use unemployed to do charity work for free wild they unemployed yet when they need help you repay there kindness.by kicking them when down .and excuse me most that are sanctioned is only to help a dwp advisor keep her job most that are sanctioned ain’t done s thing wrong its because they got sanctioned a certain number a week I say its about time unemployed one what the students done but not on property but on all dwp building and advisors homes after all its them that are ilegaly sanctioning people just to keep there jobs THE UNEMPLOYED WHEN SANCTIONED AIN’T GOT NOTHING TO LOSE AND ALL TO GAIN IN PRISON YOU FEED WAVERED GIVEN A BED I SAY BRING IT ON AS UNEMPLOYED WILL ONLY BE USED SO FAR BEFORE THE FIGHT BACK STARTS I’M READY I’VE BEEN SANCTIONED HAD MY MONEY STOPPED JUST SO A DWP ADVISOR COULD KEEP HER JOB I DONE NOTHING WRONG BRING IT ON OH AND HOPE NO BODY NOW GIVES TO CHARITES

      skint and angry

      June 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  6. “- Public announcement GEAB N°60 (December 16, 2011) -”

    “With £1.8 trillion of public money invested in banks to prevent their collapse in 2008, the British taxpayers are in fact those who have paid the most for the rescue of financial institutions. And the British government may well continue to exclude this amount from its public debt calculations by claiming it’s an “investment”, de facto, fewer and fewer people consider that the banks in the City will recover from the crisis, especially since its worsening in the second half of 2011: the shares purchased by the Government in fact are already worthless. The “UK hedge fund” is on the brink of collapse (25) … and thanks to David Cameron and the City, it’s isolated with no one to come to its aid, neither in Europe nor the United States.

    With the Chinese bubble (26) about to join the European recession and the US depression, the 2012 storm will determine whether David Cameron and his finance minister George Osborne are worthy descendants of the great British sailors.”

    http://www.leap2020.eu/Global-systemic-crisis-USA-2012-2016-An-insolvent-and-ungovernable-country_a8481.html

    Annos

    June 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  7. I SAY NO BODY GIVE TO CHARITES . I SAY THE UNEMPLOYED GOT DO WHAT STUDENTS DONE BUT TO DWP BUILDINGS AND DWP ADVISORS HOMES AFTER ALL IF IS OK FOR ADVISORS TO SANCTION TO KEEP NUMBERS DOWN AND TO KEEP THERE JOBS THEN IT’S GOT BE OK THAT THEY TAKE IT OUT ON THERE HOMES CARS AND PLACE WORK A AS WHAT’S GOOD FOR THEM GOT TO BE GOOD FOR UNEMPLOYED AIN’T IT AND IF DWP ADVISORS AND GOVERNMENT THINK UNEMPLOYED ARE NOT GOING TO FIGHT BACK THEY WRONG WRONG WRONG O LY SO FAR UNEMPLOYED WILL BE USED AND ABUSED JUST FOR RECORD I DO NOT CONDONE ANY TYPE OF ACTION MENTIONED BUT SEE UNEMPLOYED PERSONS VIEW POINT

    skint and angry

    June 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  8. “Metropolitan Police ‘stockpiling’ plastic bullets”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17925477

    Annos

    June 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  9. If this story is true then Hounslow Council have successfully turned the benefits system back 200 years. Jesus indeed.

    Gipper

    June 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

    • I say sow what you reep .and if advisors believe in there tiny minds that they going to tell a man who’s just done a ten stretch and just fresh out jail I’m sanctioning you I look to the day as thats the day all the unemployed will see revenge is sweet I say bring it on

      ilegaly sanctioned

      June 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    • I wonder how if the Christian Charities operating some Food Banks do the same.

      Anecdotal evidence suggests they have tendencies that way.

      Andrew Coates

      June 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      • Yer they nearly alll now not giving to unemployed Mr coates what food banks are doing is giving to people who are working and ain’t got enough to buy food at end week its a dam piss take ?

        ilegaly sanctioned

        June 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  10. Work or die, essentially. If there’s not much work to find? Shoplift or die.

    Mr No

    June 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    • Listen people I’m not going hungry for anybody at dwp just so they can keep there job or to make the figures look good before I go hungry I will follow hone one them that has sanctioned us and I sanction them if you get me drift as after all what’s good for goose is good for the GANDER ain’t it / they can’t complain can they as they know what they doing is under hand and a dam liberty TIME THE UNEMPLOYED GOT A BACK BONE AND START THE FIGHT BACK WHERE IS YOUR IS YOUR GET UP AND GO PEOPLE A EYE FOR AN EYE IN MY BOOK

      ilegaly sanctioned

      June 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    • Listen people I’m not going hungry for anybody at dwp just so they can keep there job or to make the FIGURES LOOK GOOD I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY AN EYE FOR AN EYE / WE GOT DO WHAT STUDENTS DONE PEOPLE NOT JUST STAND BY LET THEM TAKE US ALL FOR MUGS A PEOPLE WHO IS GOING MAKE A STAND OR YOU ALL HOT AIR ? ? ?

      food bank protester dwp hater

      June 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

  11. I’m not into violence, however tempting it may be with some of these psychopaths. But that solves nothing.

    I’m looking into getting some leaflets printed up to hand out to our fellow unemployed. Mind you, even some of our fellow unemployed seem to have been programmed by these people. Shocking! And of course not everyone is into activism, whatever that is!

    Just inform people, tell anyone who is willing to listen, if they aren’t willing to listen move on to another who is. You might save them at least from ticking that box on UJ.

    Mr No

    June 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  12. WTF is ‘chaotic lifestyle’?
    Let’s see: In mixed race/age relationship, especially if ‘race traitor’ and has had mixed race child. Children with different mothers/fathers. Children conceived with donor sperm.
    All disabled people. Non-Christians. Gay people (in fact all members of LGBTQI community)
    Partner or friend of any of the above. Romany person or traveller. Homeless person. Sex worker. Goth. Anything they disapprove of like piercings, tattoos, astrology, paganism, vegetarianism, feminism, anarchism, communal parenting, polyamory, weird pets, heavy metal music. Immigrant. any nonwhite/non-British person. People with leftwing politics. Any other kind of alternative lifestyle. Anything else they can come up with for denying you one can of gone-off spam from the bottom of the skip the supermarkets use for throwing food away.

    If you look up Nazi Germany’s welfare policies you will see it was similar: it depended on registration as a citizen of Aryan origin who was not ‘workshy’ or ‘communist’ etc and carried the right ID papers. In order to get help from welfare or soup kitchens. Papers put your race (or sometimes what THEY said was your race) and Jews and other ‘subhumans’ were therefore immediately identified and excluded.

    These fascist weirdoes are not worthy of calling themselves Christians. Their religion’s Jesus (a Jew!!!) did not see a sick person and ask to see their health insurance or their racial identity papers. I don’t recall a bit in the Bible where Jesus turned away somebody ‘because he’s Roman’ or some other reason.

    something survived...

    June 16, 2013 at 4:07 am

  13. Reblogged this on Ipswich Food Banks.

    Universal Jobmatch

    January 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm


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