Fix Universal Credit to Prevent More People Going Hungry

Help us send a powerful message to the Prime Minister about Universal Credit: promote the petition in your foodbank, project or community

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Fix Universal Credit

Click here to download a ‘Fix Universal Credit’ petition sheet and start collecting signatures now!

End Hunger UK is built on a vision of a society where everyone has access to good food, and no one has to go to bed hungry. We call on Government to fix Universal Credit to prevent more people going hungry.

We all rely on the welfare safety net being there for us in times of financial stress or hardship. But Universal Credit is currently failing in that task. In areas where it has been rolled out, foodbanks and other food aid providers report a surge in the numbers of people pushed into greater debt, destitution and hunger as a result of delays, errors, a lack of flexibility, and inadequate support.

As a matter of urgency, End Hunger UK is calling on the Government to:

  • Take action to improve the flexibility and support for people on Universal Credit.
  • Make improvements to Universal Credit, to ensure it does not leave more people at risk of debt and destitution.
  • Make a long-term commitment to ensure Universal Credit provides people with enough income to afford good food on a regular basis.

Our petition is designed to send a powerful message to the Prime Minister. 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.

In particular, we hope that during End Hunger Week, from 13 to 21 October, every church and foodbank in the UK will be asking people to sign the petition.

Click the links below to find out more and take action.

Click here to download the petition to Fix Universal Credit  Read our report about how to fix Universal Credit