The Trussell Trust: Foodbank use tops one million for the first time

Blog post written by Tom Owen, volunteer at LVSC Despite aggregate economic growth of 3% in the last year (ONS 2015) there is evidence to suggest that those on low incomes are struggling more than ever. The latest figures published by the Trussell Trust (TT) indicate that more than 1,000,000 people in the last year [Read more]

Community Links: “People are starting to value the foodbanks more than they value the jobcentre”

Maeve McGoldrick from Community Links asks: are foodbanks becoming part of our welfare system?: Foodbanks should not be considered as part of our welfare system; a system we created so that we should no longer need such things. It is shocking that DWP take no responsibility for the drastic rise in demand, especially when the [Read more]