Teachers buying Food for Pupils and their Family's

Started by Raven, March 18, 2022, 09:53:35 AM

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klondike

Certainly this should not be necessary. With inflation taking off it can only get worse too.

It's good to moan.

Michael Rolls

I always used to drop a few items in the collecting bin at Tesco's, but I haven't found a way to do that now that I rely on deliveries. Any ideas?
Mike
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Alex

I lost my post because I think Michael and I were posting at the same time.

I read that one in five schools has a food bank, so it's nothing new but it IS a disgrace that they even exist in 2022.    The country's going to the dogs and it will get worse.

Michael Rolls

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Alex

Quote from: Michael Rolls on March 18, 2022, 10:25:44 AM
absolutely agree
Mike

I know it's rabbiting on about immigration again, but what kind of country is it when fit young men from God knows where are housed, and fed three meals a day, while some families already living here and indigenous Brits go hungry  ? 

klondike

Quote from: Alex on March 18, 2022, 10:24:12 AM
I lost my post because I think Michael and I were posting at the same time.
Shouldn't ge a problem. Could be a server glitch or finger trouble.

It's good to moan.

Alex

It's happened before, so thought this time I'd mention it.  Not a problem, I'm a fast ' typer'  :grin:

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GrannyMac

Quote from: Alex on March 18, 2022, 10:29:41 AM
I know it's rabbiting on about immigration again, but what kind of country is it when fit young men from God knows where are housed, and fed three meals a day, while some families already living here and indigenous Brits go hungry  ?

That aside, why are parents unable to provide even the basics for their children?  Indigenous Brits who speak the language, who've had over 10 years free education, and who haven't suffered from rickets, or diptheria, or any of the illnesses that were rife pre NHS. Why, if they are not disabled, sick, or a carer, aren't they earning?  Min wage isn't great, but two adults pulling even that in each can support a small family.

I'd love to see a breakdown of incomes and how they are spent, and reasons why jobs are unfilled when locals aren't working.   
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klondike

Two adults with children would probably be worse off on minimum wage than they would on benefits. Young singles on minimum wage in cheap accommodation probably aren't badly off.

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Jacqueline

Quote from: Alex on March 18, 2022, 10:29:41 AM
I know it's rabbiting on about immigration again, but what kind of country is it when fit young men from God knows where are housed, and fed three meals a day, while some families already living here and indigenous Brits go hungry  ?


Something very wrong here Alex, I agree with you.

GrannyMac

Quote from: klondike on March 18, 2022, 10:11:52 PM
Two adults with children would probably be worse off on minimum wage than they would on benefits. Young singles on minimum wage in cheap accommodation probably aren't badly off.

Perhaps, although Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Child Benefit etc. help to boost low waged families.   Before lockdown we'd regularly have unemployed people in the shop so they could have something to put on their CV.   

Some were keen to find work, even for minimum wage, others resented even having to look.  Recently, we had a volunteer who was Chinese, her English was patchy.   She had worked in accounting, but was made redundant.  She's now working in a food factory. Several others have found jobs, but there were very mixed attitudes towards working.  I don't know about others, but work was a given to our kids once they were old enough. 
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klondike

Quote from: GrannyMac on March 19, 2022, 07:12:16 AM
Perhaps, although Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Child Benefit etc. help to boost low waged families.   Before lockdown we'd regularly have unemployed people in the shop so they could have something to put on their CV.   
I think it's just Universal Credit now - the others are all bundled in which is how it gets its name. In effect it puts most low paid onto welfare. Large chunks of what you earn get knocked off the benefit. Just going to work involves costs and it then boils gown to whether it is worth dragging your backside out of bed for a few quid a week extra to spend.

It's good to moan.