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Austerity Christmas: sanctioned and living on the streets 22 Dec 2018 22:48 #12310

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The Canary has been speaking to real people on the ground at foodbanks and street homeless projects in Cornwall. 17 neighbourhoods in the county “are among the most deprived (worst 10%) in England”. In 2016, over a quarter of Cornish children were identified as living in poverty. Cornwall also has the third highest rate of homelessness in the country, and it faces the specific challenges of rural deprivation and poverty.

It’s Truro Foodbank‘s last session before Christmas, and it’s busy. In just an hour, over 60 people have visited to collect three-day food parcels. Since January 2018, foodbank manager Bob Girvan estimates that they’ve given food to over two and a half thousand people. And he says that, since the rollout of Universal Credit in the area, demand is rising. Fast.

Carrie* is here today to collect food for a homeless friend who’s “too ill and too vulnerable to go anywhere”.
“I couldn’t keep up”

Carrie’s 32, and she’s also been homeless for three months. She lost her home because of “debts and benefit changes”.

www.thecanary.co/feature/2018/12/21/austerity-christmas-sanctioned-and-living-on-the-streets/
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Austerity Christmas: sanctioned and living on the streets 22 Dec 2018 23:11 #12315

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Key Point to Note; She lost her home because of “debts and benefit changes”.
And just HOW MANY MORE, Before Direct Action to "Remove" This Bastard Government by Force. :angry: :angry: :evil: :angry: :angry:
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