In British Political Hysteria Rise of People Forced to use Food Banks Ignored.
The number of people begging in the streets round here has not stopped growing.
Not a days goes past without seeing people on the pavements asking for money.
Not just one, but I’d say at least 20 in the town centre.
Now this report covers people whose money is delayed.
Those begging are not eligible for benefits, because Coachey would shout at them, scream something about his own past as ragamuffin on the streets of Victorian London, tell them to pull their socks up and spend 35 hours a week ‘job-searching”.
Those homeless and sleeping in the roads in the town centre have no money.
To even get into a Food bank, well they would not qualify easily.
This kind of thing, in the present political hysteria, is being ignored.
But this report from Welfare Weekly, is important.
Benefit payments delays are responsible for one in five referrals to foodbanks while benefit sanctions were responsible for 1 in 12 referrals, according to a new study by the University of Oxford and University of Chester.
The landmark two-year study of statistical data from West Cheshire Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, provides valuable and unequivocal evidence on the causes of food poverty and who uses foodbanks.
Information was collected from 5,808 households referred to the foodbank over a 24 month period between May 2014 and April 2016, in one of the most systematic and detailed studies into foodbank use to be carried out in the UK, leading to the publication of the #stillhungry report.