Tag Archives: food banks

Council offers warm spaces – at libraries closed for Christmas

Cold-hearted Tory Mayor Jason Perry has, somewhat belatedly, got round to publicising a list of warm banks around the borough. But typically of the dysfunctional council, the listing of 34 venues is offered on its website, which is not accessible … Continue reading

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Food banks across London anticipate ‘busiest Christmas yet’

Food banks in Croydon and across the capital are preparing for their most challenging Christmas yet, as they struggle with rising demand and dwindling public donations. According to a survey by community giving platform Neighbourly – which Aldi partners with … Continue reading

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Food bank use up 74% in 5 years as London faces winter crisis

The need for food banks is still well above what it was before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and is a shocking 74per cent higher than it was in 2016, according to the latest figures from charity the Trussell … Continue reading

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Poverty rising as 1,759 Croydon families need food banks

As food bank use across London surged over the summer, because of the “shambolic” introduction of Universal Credit, figures released this week show that there were 1,759 three-day emergency food supplies given out in Croydon in that six-month period. The … Continue reading

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‘Shambolic’ roll-out of Universal Credit sees food bank use soar

Food bank use across London increased by 23 per cent this year, a trend described as “appalling” by London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross, who blamed it on the “shambolic roll-out of Universal Credit”. Figures released by the Trussell Trust show … Continue reading

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Where Croydon’s Tory MPs lead, PM David Cameron follows

Is “Call Me Dave” Cameron taking tips on how to behave like an utter twat from his Tory colleagues in Croydon? First, we heard about the dodgy, blatantly party political letter which the Prime Minister had sent out, on No10 … Continue reading

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Bishop rejects rhetoric which blames asylum seekers

JONATHAN CLARK, the Bishop of Croydon, in his Easter message, says that we should be trying to help asylum-seekers and those on benefits One of things that really concerns me in our country is that we have started to load … Continue reading

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