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The latest updates from the #EndHungerUK team

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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What do we know about sanctions and foodbank use?

March 9, 2017

Debate about the increased use of foodbanks over the past few years with explanations ranging from increased supply, welfare reform to rising food prices. One of the reasons End Hunger UK argue for government to measure hunger is to help us better understand those causes. Increasingly there is a strong evidence base collected by many leading food bank providers and poverty charities. Here, Child Poverty Action Group’s Moussa Haddad looks at how evidence in one particular area – the link between benefit sanctions, and food bank use – has developed over the past few years.

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Parliamentary Committee Tells Government – Reconsider Benefit Sanctions

February 28, 2017

The recent Public Accounts Select Committee report into the impact of benefit sanctions has confirmed what many working on the front line against poverty have long known. Here Liam Purcell from End Hunger UK partner organisation Church Action on Poverty explains why the government must rethink sanctions.

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