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Faith group urge benefits for COVID Poverty from Government

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Faith organisations are calling for an extension of the £20 benefits uplift for people struggling financially; and they warn that volunteers offering food and essential services are exhausted as need multiplies.

Their pleas were heard in a Religion Media Centre zoom briefing, where the scale of the need was described in stark reality and the solutions widely shared. Ruth Peacock hosted and guests included:

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REPORT: Families thrown into poverty by Covid need more government help, faith groups urge

“Poverty is a visceral experience. It robs people of their dignity.”

Niall Cooper



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