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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Creating long-term, long-lasting change

August 20, 2018

The Trussell Trust runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks. However, they believe that hunger can’t be left to volunteers to solve. Tom Say, the Trussell Trust’s new campaign manager, explains why they are supporting End Hunger UK’s call for a reformed welfare system.

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Ciaran’s story: Universal Credit in Huddersfield

August 15, 2018

As part of our campaign to Fix Universal Credit, End Hunger is gathering stories from around the country of how the roll-out is affecting people. Ciaran’s story from the frontline at Huddersfield Welcome Centre shows the impact of delays and low benefits.
To help Fix Universal Credit, you can sign or download our petition here.

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Failures in Universal Credit leave families going without

August 10, 2018

End Hunger UK launched our petition to Fix Universal Credit because of failings in the detail of the policy. This week, Child Poverty Action Group released a report on why the monthly assessment period leads to people losing support through no fault of their own. Lizzie Flew explains.

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Heat or Eat is a choice no one should have to make

August 3, 2018

With the NPower Foundation estimating that 1.6 million people have “self disconnected” in the past 12 months it is clear that too many people are having to chose between food and heating. Annie Oliver, Programme Driector at Feeding Britain writes about the innovative ‘Fuel Bank’ scheme set up in Conrwall to help those who need support.

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Welcome news for hungry families – but this must only be the start

July 28, 2018

School holidays should be a time of enjoyment. We can – and must – protect families from being swept into greater poverty, says Josh Fenton-Glynn.

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The Women’s Institute add their voice to calls to measure food insecurity

July 23, 2018

On behalf of the 220,000 members of Women’s Institutes across the UK, the chair of the National Federation of Woman’s Institutes has written to the Prime Minister, calling on her to start measuring food poverty in the UK.

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Why we need to Fix Universal Credit: a story from Axminster

July 12, 2018

At the launch of our campaign to Fix Universal Credit on 11 July, Aynsley Jones of the independent Axminster Food Bank gave this powerful speech about the impact of Universal Credit and other recent changes on her community. 

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John, Diane and Karen: How we fell into the hunger trap

May 31, 2018

What traps people in food poverty and what can unlock it? We hear from 3 people with personal experience
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Local welfare schemes are failing people in crisis

May 31, 2018

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, an End Hunger UK Partner. Tom Sefton from the Church of England, one of the report’s co-authors, writes more.

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A view from the front line, rising food bank use in an independent food bank

April 27, 2018

This week’s figures from the Trussell Trust  give a glimpse to the rise in foodbank use in the UK in recent years. The Trussell Trust only represent a fraction of the UK’s emergency provision. And in this blog John Hay of the Orchard, an independent food bank, talks about the reality of rising food bank use in Liverpool.

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