Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Charities

Over one million on Universal Credit have money deducted to repay debts

Government urged to make Universal Credit advance payments non-repayable.

Foodbank use in Scotland triples in seven years

The number of food parcels handed out by Trussell Trust has tripled in just seven years.

Our social security system is broken and foodbanks are increasingly expected to pick up the pieces

"A charitable food aid system is being further embedded with every week that passes", says charity.

Coalition of over 60 organisations and Bishops warn against ending the £20 Universal Credit uplift

Open Letter: £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit should be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits.

Government ‘neglect’ pushing unpaid carers into poverty, exhaustion and total despair

'Exhausted' unpaid family carers demand better support from the social care system.

Food banks report huge surge in demand for food parcels amid Covid pandemic

Trussell Trust reports that it has already helped more than a million people affected by the Covid pandemic.

Coronavirus: Tories warned that ‘new shielding guidance lacks basic protections’

UK government "is not providing robust support and protections for those most at risk."

Families on Universal Credit face a ‘cold, hard winter’ with 26% already cutting back on heating

PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.

Tories must restore the rights of disabled people scrapped under Coronavirus Act

Letter signed by more than 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind.

Charities see requests for support more than double during Covid-19 pandemic

Grant-giving charities have seen applications for financial and non-financial support increase significantly since lockdown began.

Calls for stronger welfare support as food banks warn of surge in demand

Food bank use expected to rise by 61% due to the impact of coronavirus.

Call for £10 a week boost to child benefit as parents struggle to protect children from poverty

Parents relying on child benefit to pay bills and everyday living costs.

Tories urged to strenghthen welfare protections after 6 million fall behind on bills due to Covid

Hardest hit include carers, key workers, black people, people with disabilities and those who are shielding.

More than half a million UK pensioners missing out on free TV licences

Over 75's urged to claim their Pension Credit entitlement to get a free TV licence.

Charities call for an independent inquiry into benefit deaths

Leading charities and mental health organisations join forces to 'stop benefit deaths'.

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