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Food bank demand linked to Universal Credit, charity warns

Food bank demand linked to Universal Credit, charity warns
Thursday 19
8:0 2019

A charity that provides emergency food for those in need says that where Universal Credit exists, there's a higher demand for food banks. The Trussell Trust has found that in areas where the new benefits system has been rolled out for a year, they've seen a 30% increase in demand, rising to 48% where it has been operating for two years. Grahame Lucas, who manages the charity's foodbank in Worcester where Universal Credit was introduced last October, says he's already seen a 21% increase in people needing their services. Image: Grahame Lucas manages the charity's foodbank in Worcester "They are ...

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Summary: A charity that provides emergency food for those in need says that where Universal Credit exists, there's a higher demand for food banks.

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