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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

Universal Credit claimants take national petition to Downing Street, as thousands more go hungry

November 7, 2018

Read the text of the press release we have sent out ahead of the hand-in of our national petition calling on the UK government to Fix Universal Credit, at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. 

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A growing movement? End Hunger UK conference 2018

November 1, 2018

Charlie Spring

On World Food Day, October 16th 2018, the End Hunger UK campaign convened its second annual conference in Westminster to discuss the growing movement around household food insecurity in the UK. Charlie Spring of Sheffield University reports…

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Universal Credit: six claimants show just why and how it must be fixed

October 13, 2018

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New stats show 1 in 10 in Scotland in food poverty

September 28, 2018

Nearly one in ten people in Scotland are Food Insecure

The figures released this week as part of the Scottish Health Survey help shed some light on the scale of food insecurity in Scotland. Imogen Richmond-Bishop from Sustain discusses why this shows we need routine food insecurity measurement across the U.K.

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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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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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Emergency food providers – what do you really think of Universal Credit?

April 6, 2018

Many of End Hunger’s members and supporters work for emergency food providers including pantries, kitchens and foodbanks. One of the founding principles of our campaign was that we aim to represent the voice of those who work to end hunger. As part of that we are trying to find out what you think about Universal Credit for our next campaign. End Hunger UK Campaign Manager Rachel Alcock writes about the survey we are launching.

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Taking the voice of hunger to MPs

January 26, 2018

This week End Hunger Partner Church Action on Poverty organised a parliamentary round table to bring together the MPs, policy experts and the voices of those who work on tackling food poverty. The round table was to launch a report ‘Step Up to the Plate; toward a UK food and poverty strategy’ on food poverty and insecurity. Church Action of Poverty Media Coordinator writes about the event.

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