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“They helped us with food; they helped us find a smaller house; they sorted out our benefits, showed us how to budget and even helped to arrange mum’s funeral.”

 

Something some of us have thought should be happening at foodbanks appears to be here.
 

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Jacinto from Cape Verde ... good job earning 1000/month..

Maybe on the Cape Verde but not for a family in the UK.

FFS! Why is this family in the UK? Yes,i do know.

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2 hours ago, spyguy said:

Jacinto from Cape Verde ... good job earning 1000/month..

Maybe on the Cape Verde but not for a family in the UK.

FFS! Why is this family in the UK? Yes,i do know.

Well it wasn't a good job

 

Jacinto Barros, his partner Elis Angela Sanchez Da Costa and their three children have also had their lives turned around thanks to REACH.

Volunteer worker Lesley Ashford-Smith said that Jacinto, from Cape Verde, came to the attention of the charity with a red food voucher from social services and then he kept coming back.

“Our food bank is part of the Trussell Trust network and the rules are that you can have three boxes within three months.

“It turns out the food was just the tip of the iceberg - he’d previously had a good job earning over £1,000 a month as a cleaner but because of an accident and being on a zero hours contract he wasn’t entitled to sick pay,

“So his family, four people, were living on just £88 a week, they were in rent arrears, debt, and to compound it all Elis Angela was pregnant. In addition, their Working Tax Credit and Child Benefit had been stopped.”

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Cos you can just rock up, take a shit job and then get the benefits.

Hearing stories today of people on FB who will be £500 a month worse off cos their son has started an apprenticeship. This is someone who is working full time! 

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2 hours ago, SarahBell said:

Well it wasn't a good job

 

Jacinto Barros, his partner Elis Angela Sanchez Da Costa and their three children have also had their lives turned around thanks to REACH.

Volunteer worker Lesley Ashford-Smith said that Jacinto, from Cape Verde, came to the attention of the charity with a red food voucher from social services and then he kept coming back.

“Our food bank is part of the Trussell Trust network and the rules are that you can have three boxes within three months.

“It turns out the food was just the tip of the iceberg - he’d previously had a good job earning over £1,000 a month as a cleaner but because of an accident and being on a zero hours contract he wasn’t entitled to sick pay,

“So his family, four people, were living on just £88 a week, they were in rent arrears, debt, and to compound it all Elis Angela was pregnant. In addition, their Working Tax Credit and Child Benefit had been stopped.”

Back to my point on the other food bank thread.

The rules - 3 boxes in 3 months do not tally with the talk 'kept coming back; whihc means he was turning up daily. He's hardly going to come back if hes getting nothing.

 

Cape Verde is not even in the fcking EU. Why are we giving this dosser money.

How on earth can you talk about fialing benefits system when you have dossers from around the world singing up FFS?

40k earning and job offer before we let anyone into the UK.

No wonder our economy is fcking unproductive - its a Sand dog economy.

 

 

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