#fixuniversalcredit: End Hunger UK petition

Please help promote End Hunger UK’s national petition, designed to send a powerful message to the Prime Minister – it’s time to fix Universal Credit.

Five ways you can help make the Petition a success
• Promote the Petition to your own members and supporters on social media – using the hashtags #endhungeruk and #fixuniversalcredit – embed either of the graphics below into social media posts or use/adapt one of the suggested tweets below.
• Include details of the Petition in newsletters and other communications to members and supporters.
The webpage with full details of the Petition is at: www.endhungeruk.org/ucpetition
• A PDF copy of the Petition can be downloaded here! Please feel free to republish this on your own website or embed the link in your own electronic communications.
• Publicise the Handy hints how local groups can help to gathering signatures at food banks, local projects, churches and other faith groups over the next 4 months
• Promote End Hunger Week (13 – 20 October 2018) as an opportunity for local groups to plan activities to promote the petition.

Suggested tweets:

No one should need to go to bed hungry in the UK. Help send a powerful message to the Prime Minister – its time to #fixUniversalCredit.

Sign the petition www.endhungeruk.org/ucpetition #EndHungerUK
Everyone should have access to good food. Call on the UK Government to #fixUniversalCredit to prevent more people going hungry. www.endhungeruk.org/ucpetition #endhungeruk

End Hunger UK is built on a vision of a society where everyone has access to good food, and no one has to go to bed hungry. We call on Government to fix Universal Credit to prevent more people going hungry.
We all rely on the welfare safety net being there for us in times of financial stress or hardship. But Universal Credit is currently failing in that task.
In areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out, food banks and other food aid providers report a surge in the numbers of people pushed into greater debt, destitution and hunger as a result of delays, errors, a lack of flexibility, and inadequate support. Today End Hunger UK publishes the alarming findings from our national survey into the impact of Universal Credit on food poverty. And we are calling for action.
As a matter of urgency, End Hunger UK is calling on the government to:
• Take action to improve the flexibility and support for people on Universal Credit.
• Make improvements to Universal Credit, to ensure it does not leave more people at risk of debt and destitution.
• Make a long-term commitment to ensure Universal Credit provides people with enough income to afford good food on a regular basis.
We will deliver the petition to 10 Downing Street in the lead-up to the Autumn Budget in mid-November. By then, we hope that many of the, literally, thousands of people who each week use, volunteer or donate to food banks and other food projects across the UK will have signed the petition.

The campaign is being supported by a range of national food and poverty charities including Child Poverty Action Group; Church Action on Poverty; the Church of England; First Steps Nutrition Trust; the Food Foundation; the Independent Food Aid Network; Nourish Scotland; Sustain: the alliance for food and farming and the Trussell Trust. We invite you to join us.
Please join us and be part of the campaign to fix Universal Credit!

This information was supplied by Niall Cooper, for End Hunger UK

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