Chris Mould

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Who Are the UK's 1.25million Destitute People?

(6) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (10:30)

'I can't remember the last time we had a square meal as a family. I'll make something for the kids and pretend I'm eating later, because I don't want them to know I go without so they don't have to. It's hard to get even basic food. It's making a...

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What's Wrong With Benefit Sanctions?

(31) Comments | Posted 29 August 2015 | (00:00)

Picture this: you're ten minutes late for a meeting at work. You're very sorry. You explain to your boss how the bus was on diversion and took half an hour longer than usual. Your boss has no time to discuss it and simply tells you that you won't get paid...

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The Test of a One Nation Budget

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2015 | (12:54)

A country of security and opportunity for everyone, at every stage of life; these were the words David Cameron used to set out his bold One Nation vision in the Queen's Speech this May.

As we digest the results of the budget today, the words...

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We Need to Talk About Stock Cubes and Hot Water

(43) Comments | Posted 8 April 2015 | (09:19)

'Client told me her & husb have stock cubes & mug of hot water for dinner 4 x week so that their kids can eat' tweeted Rob McDowall, Director of the Scottish Welfare Support and Advice Network yesterday.

I'm asking myself the question, if the Sun wanted...

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Our Welfare System Must Not Pander to the Myth of the Undeserving Poor and Ignore the Real Need of Those in Crisis

(11) Comments | Posted 24 March 2015 | (09:38)

Today another crucial report has been added to the increasingly irrefutable weight of evidence demonstrating the distressing consequences of punitive sanctioning on vulnerable people across the UK. It follows the Trussell Trust's report 'Emergency Use Only' written with Oxfam, CPAG and the Church of England, and the All Party Parliamentary...

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How 'Feeding Britain' Could Make a Massive Dent in the Problem of Hunger That Haunts Our Society

(14) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (09:49)

The APPG on food poverty and hunger's seminal report goes beyond anything that's been done before on the problem of hunger in Britain. This powerful cross-party document validates what the voluntary sector has been saying for a long time about the distressing reality of hunger in the UK, and it...

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We Need to Work Together as a Nation to Help Our Struggling Families

(2) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (09:20)

Come with me to a Trussell Trust foodbank for a couple of hours. Listen to people's harrowing stories of their fight to make ends meet on the few pounds left over when the bills are paid, and how they've been going hungry to bridge the gap. Pick almost anywhere in...

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The Cost of Christmas for Millions Facing Poverty

(36) Comments | Posted 10 December 2012 | (23:00)

More than 13 million people in the UK are living below the poverty line, according to the latest government statistics. Since recession began, increasing numbers of Britons have been turning to foodbanks as the rising cost of food and fuel combined with static incomes and high unemployment has pushed people...

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