Church Action on Poverty joined with several churches recently to make a submission to an MPs’ inquiry into benefit sanctions. Lucy Zwolinska of the Joint Public Issues Team explains what we’re asking for.
Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published by The Children’s Society and the Church of England. Tom Sefton from the Church of England, one of the report’s co-authors, writes more.
David Price of our local group in Sheffield summarises some of the concerns about the change to Universal Credit.
At Carecent in York, which provides breakfast for homeless and vulnerable people, Michael Webster says Universal Credit made his difficult situation even worse Continue reading
One Universal Credit recipient tells how the new system led to homelessness. Continue reading
Poverty concerns and budget proposals by Church Action on Poverty and other charities have been reported in the Sunday Times. Continue reading