Everybody should have access to good food Nobody should have to go to bed hungry
Hello food poverty campaigners!
That’s how many people signed the End Hunger UK petition to ask Theresa May to fix Universal Credit!
We had a last-minute rush: our colleague Hannah-Mae, who works at The Trussell Trust, arrived at work on the Monday morning before the hand-in to a HUGE pile of envelopes and over 6,000 new signatures!
Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition, got other people to sign the petition or who raised awareness of the petition.
A group of people who have experienced the problems associated with Universal Credit either first-hand, or through working with claimants, dropped it off at 10 Downing Street. Unfortunately the Prime Minister didn’t come to accept it from them. (We weren’t expecting her to, but it would have been great as we could have told her exactly what she needs to do to make Universal Credit fit for purpose!)
We got some great press coverage, including a big piece in The Mirror.
Obviously the battle is not won yet, but we raised lots of awareness and it is this constant pressure and highlighting of the issues that will hopefully lead to real change. Well done everyone.
With very best wishes,
Photocredit: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
Interim Campaign Manager
End Hunger UK
0161 872 9294 / 0745 568 8535
Church Action on Poverty, 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ
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