The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of food banks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Fourteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year 2,5 million three-day emergency food supplies were distributed to people in crisis.
Last night, “Universal Credit: Inside the Welfare State” aired on BBC Two. The episode focused on Peckham residents’ experiences with Universal Credit, and in the case of one man, his need to visit Southwark Foodbank. Declan was followed in his journey from the Job Center to Southwark Foodbank. After being made homeless, he found housing through the council but still needed support while waiting for his first UC payment. Each of the stories being told in this episode need to be heard and we encourage you to listen and hear the reality of their situations.
Join us in the Trussell Trust’s #FiveWeeksTooLong campaign and help end the wait for Universal Creidt payments.
Catch the full episode on the BBC iPlayer here. The whole episode is worth a watch and if you want to catch Southwark Foodbank’s segment, you can find us at 46:51 – 50:00.
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