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Foodbank Use Highest In Areas With Most Sickness Or Disability Shows Trussell Trust Report

April 16, 2016

A new report by the Trussell Trust today shows that foodbank use is highest in areas where there are the greatest numbers of people who are unable to work because of long-term illness or disability.

The University of Hull has helped the Trussell Trust to map use of foodbanks against census data. The result has shown an increasing correlation between foodbank use and benefits issues.

Data shows that benefits delays and changes cause 42% of all referrals.. As well as PIP, ESA and JSA issues, delays and arrears in universal credit payments are now causing problems as well.

As one data scientist explained:

“This chart shows the strong correlations emerging at an electoral ward level between foodbank use and the percentage of the population with long term health problems or disabilities or in skilled, manual work.”

You can read the full report from the Trussell Trust here.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2016 12:38 pm

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. April 16, 2016 12:38 pm

    Tweeted @melissacade68

  3. mark taha permalink
    April 16, 2016 5:33 pm

    As Basil Fawlty put in, stating bleedin’ obvious.

  4. April 16, 2016 9:51 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess.

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