campaigns, poverty, unemployment

Local MP supports Citizens Advice Scotland’s call to halt Universal Credit

North Ayrshire & Arran MP, Patricia Gibson has voiced her support for Citizens Advice Scotland’s call to halt to the roll-out of the UK Government’s flagship Universal Credit (UC). The new benefit was intended to simplify the system by combining six benefits into one payment. Instead, in areas where it has been introduced in Scotland, […]

appeals, campaigns, food, hunger, poverty

Food bank seeks partnerships with local businesses

North Ayrshire Foodbanks is looking to develop donating partnerships with local businesses. North Ayrshire Foodbanks has been assisting on average 5,000 persons since 2012. One third of those assisted are children under the age of 18. In addition, the food bank spearheaded the summer activity club programme offering free meals to those facing holiday time […]

food, hunger, poverty

New report reveals full extent of food bank use in UK

A new report produced by West Cheshire Foodbanks presents one of the most systematic and detailed explorations yet conducted of people receiving emergency food in the UK. Evidence was gathered from two years of collaborative research exploring emergency food provision from the Trussell Trust in West Cheshire. The work builds on and updates their 2015 report and combines […]

children, poverty

Eradicating child poverty

New laws to improve life chances for every Scottish child Scotland is set to bring forward legislation to tackle the deep-rooted causes of child poverty for the first time in its history, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today. The new Child Poverty Bill will to set out a new approach to tackling poverty and inequality […]