The Chancellor of the Exchequer. Jeremy Hunt presented his Autumn Statement to Parliament on Thursday 17 November 2022. Below is the Vincentian Charities Response
Standing together, Vincentian charities across the UK are calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to provide an adequate social security system, one that reflects the true cost of living and prevents the poorest in society from being pushed deeper into poverty this winter.
Across our many services we reach out to all those in need, including people facing homelessness, older people, refugees, vulnerable children, carers, people living with disability, and those experiencing in-work poverty. Rising costs are disproportionately affecting these groups and collectively we are seeing a spike in the number of people turning to our services in order to make ends meet.
Vincentian charities and groups have seen a worrying increase in the number of people seeking support and advice. The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) alone has supported over 55,000 people in the past year, and it reports worrying trends such as people on higher income accessing our foodbanks, and a 66% increase in the number of requests for help from 2020 ……….. click link below to continue.