Eastbourne Foodbank is today highlighting the issue of Tory ‘poverty making cuts.’
Foodbanks are operated within the Tressell Trust, which is focusing on the forthcoming cut to Universal Credit.
It says: “Have you heard of #UniversalCredit? It’s a social security payment for people who don’t have enough money for the essentials – often because they’re in low-paid work or can’t work because of a health issue or caring responsibilities.
These payments can be a lifeline, but this October the UK government is planning to cut these payments by £20 a week. More than a million people say they are very likely to need a foodbank if this cut goes ahead.
Last year the food banks in our network gave out a staggering 2.5 million parcels & we’re concerned this will increase again. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
The UK government can choose to #KeepTheLifeline.
Share this post if you agree our social security system should be able to help people afford the essentials in life, & find out more about how you can get involved here > www.trusselltrust.org/keepthelifeline“