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A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

General election 2017: pay and the cost of living

With just a few days until the election, UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on two of the issues most important to our members

Article on the UNISON National site.

Support your local food bank this Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger. Between April and September this year the Trussell Trust distributed more than 500,000 emergency food parcels to people in crisis –  over 188,500 of them to children. That means that for the […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON supports food bank collection at Solent University

To help underline the increase with in-work poverty, UNISON at Solent University organised a food bank collection as part of the Grovember recruitment drive. The goal was simple – to do a good thing and provide help to those who need it whilst underlining that so many of those who were supported by food banks […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

General election 2017: pay and the cost of living

With just a few days until the election, UNISON looks at what the main parties have to say on two of the issues most important to our members

On the Magazine site.

Hampshire Health branch giving back to the community

UNISON’s Hampshire Health branch recently raised money for two local charities: Testlands – who help provide sporting opportunities for young people, and Southampton City Mission – a clothes and food bank. Winter brings in to sharp focus the divisions in society. It’s a season when families try to make the most of Christmas and struggle to […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Blog: Five weeks is too long

It’s difficult to see how Universal Credit can continue to deliver anything but misery for many. It’s difficult to see how any government – even this one – can justify ploughing on regardless in the face of such overwhelming evidence. The government needs to end the five week wait – but they also need to think again about Universal Credit, full stop, before any more damage is done.

News on the UNISON National site.

Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

Magazine on the Magazine site.

‘What kind of world have we created?’

Director Ken Loach talks about his acclaimed new film, which deals with the ‘conscious cruelty’ of the benefits system, leading people towards food banks and homelessness

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Food banks hope to give Britain’s ‘hidden poor’ a festive Christmas

As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger

Magazine on the UNISON National site.