Universal Credit is being rolled out across Merseyside in September. This brings with it many challenges, with The Trussell Trust identifying that in areas where a full roll out has occurred for a year or more foodbank usage has increased on average by 52%. Here are three ways to respond:

  1. Ensure your organisation or church are ready. Together Liverpool will be offering a series of Universal Credit savvy training courses in the Autumn, please email Julia Webster on [email protected] to indicate your interest in attending a course.

  2. Read and Share Axminster foodbank manager Aynsley Jones’s powerful speech, shared on the End Hunger Uk website, about the impact of Universal credit on her community.

  3. Sign End Hunger Uk's petition calling on the UK government to revaluate and improve Universal Credit, readdressing its impact on the most vulnerable in society.