Between 1st April 2021 and 31st of March 2022, Orkney’s Foodbank distributed 940 emergency food parcels to islanders: 566 to adults and 374 to children.
Orkney’s First Community Fridge
Greener Orkney has been awarded a grant of £4,000 toward the initial setup costs.
Green Lairds & Tory Cuts to Benefits: This Week’s Politics
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
268 Orkney Bairns Helped In Scottish Government Boost to Family Budgets
Low-income families in Orkney will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty.
Recovering from Cauda Equina Syndrome
“This article is being written in the fallout of an ongoing life changing event that opened my eyes and kept them open whilst being wheeled through the mechanisms of our state.”
Orkney Labour Party Welcomes Corbyn’s Pledge to Replace Universal Credit
“It must be a true safety net that treats people with dignity and respect.”
A ‘Harsh & Uncaring’ UK – The Alston Report
“much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos.”
‘Help to Claim’ Service Cannot Protect Date of Claim
The ‘Help to Claim’ service which is funded by the DWP but delivered by Citizens Advice Scotland does not protect the date a person makes a claim.
£125million to be Spent in Scotland Mitigating UK Government Welfare ‘Reforms’
Successive UK Government policies since 2010 have plunged 15 million people in the UK into poverty
“Poverty is a Political Choice”the Alston United Nations Report on Poverty in the UK
“The impact on the human rights of the most vulnerable in the UK will be immense.”