Saturday, 24 August 2013

Citizens Advice issue emergency guide to surviving with no food or money as impact of welfare cuts is laid bare

'The savage impact of welfare cuts was laid bare yesterday as Citizens Advice Scotland launched an emergency guide to surviving with NO food or money.
In an admission that harked back to the time of Charles Dickens, the charity said they were forced to produce the document after being swamped by pleas for help from people left destitute. Many have resorted to taking out payday loans and are using food banks just to keep going.
The charity’s chief executive Margaret Lynch said they are approached every day by people who cannot afford even basic food supplies.'