Fix Universal Credit: petition

End Hunger UK’s national petition is calling on the Prime Minister to fix Universal Credit to prevent people going hungry. Evidence from frontline food aid providers across the UK reveals that the rollout of Universal Credit is currently causing hardship for vulnerable people, and putting pressure on emergency food supplies.

The petition is designed to send a powerful message to the Prime Minister – it’s time to fix Universal Credit (click here to read the full text). We will deliver the petition to 10 Downing Street in the lead-up to the Autumn Budget in mid-November. By then, we hope that many of the, literally, thousands of people who each week use, volunteer or donate to food banks and other food projects across the UK will have signed the petition.

Click here to download the petition

You can add your name to the petition online – but it will have a  much bigger impact if you invite other people to sign too:

Get your local food bank or other community food projects on board

Click here to download the petitionIf you use, volunteer or donate to a local food bank or other community food project, ask them if they will support and promote the petition.

  • Click here to download A4 copies of the petition
  • Each form has space for 30 people to sign.
  • Ask volunteers, users or members to sign the petition at your normal weekly sessions
  • You might want to plan a special push for signatures during End Hunger Week – see below.

Get local churches and other faith and community groups on board

Click here to download the petitionResearch shows that up to 80% of local churches (and many other faith and community groups) regularly donate to food banks or other projects.

  • Ask your local churches (and any other faith or community groups you are in contact with) if they are willing to promote the petition.
  • Encourage them to ask everyone to sign the petition at the end of their Sunday service (or other regular weekly worship or meetings).
  • They could do this as part of a Harvest festival in September – or as part of End Hunger Week in October (see below).

End Hunger Week: 13–20 October 2018

Plan ahead now for End Hunger Week – organise a really big push for local groups to promote the petition to members, users and volunteers.

  • Write now (or at the start of September) to as many local groups as you can, sending them copies of the petition and inviting them to collect signatures during End Hunger Week.
  • Why not organise a public petition signing on your local high street (or similar), and invite prominent local figures (local councillors, clergy, MP, etc) to sign a giant version of the petition?

If you want help with this, please contact us.

Click here to download these hints on a handy printable sheet