For the dual events of Homelessness and Foodbank Sundays, Lucy Groves and Caroline Johnson give updates on the work of St Paul’s and our partner organisations Amazing Grace Spaces, Newport Night Shelter and Eden Gate.
Lucy stated that Universal Credit is having a serious impact, as people on low income are having to budget over a longer period than previously, leading to an increased number of clients being referred to Foodbanks. Our Foodbank clients are having to make choices about heating or eating. Many clients say they never expected to be visiting a Foodbank.
Caroline Johnson presents an update on all the work past and present, plus the the published strategies of public bodies versus the day-to-day difficulties of people who find themselves homeless.
The bible verses mentioned in the talk are, all from the English Standard Version: