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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Need for food banks is caused by welfare cuts, research shows

Lambie-Mumford's new study, to be published on Wednesday, says the rise in demand for charity food is a clear signal "of the inadequacy of both social security provision and the processes by which it is delivered". The report warns that as social security safety nets become weaker, there is a danger that charity food could become an integral part of the state welfare provision, or even an replacement for formerly state-funded emergency welfare schemes.

Need for food banks is caused by welfare cuts, research shows
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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