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"SUMMER FOOD FOR THOUGHT" from Christians Together Calderdale

"SUMMER FOOD FOR THOUGHT" from Christians Together Calderdale | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it

School holidays bring change from the usual routine for families: some enjoy  days out with ice cream and  picnics.

Others, facing  a 7 week struggle with the lack of free school meals and the additional cost of childcare, can only turn to the Foodbank network.

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According to the Office of National Statistics, more than a quarter of families rely on the help of grandparents or other extended family just to ensure that their children have sufficient food during the holidays.

 

A third of parents have skipped a meal so that their kids could eat during the school holidays.”

http://www.makelunch.org.uk/downloads/Isolation_and_Hunger.pdf

To help families in Calderdale please point out the free family activities including refreshments offered by many local organisations and signpost them to their local food bank.

Help Christians Together Calderdale provide food and meals for them; please donate through our local giving page https://localgiving.com/charity/christianstogethercalderdale  which also gives information about our pay as you are able cafe.

http://www.christianstogether.org.uk/home

Alternatively food items can be donated directly to the Food and Support Drop Ins at Halifax and Todmorden.

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Money in Mind

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Employment and benefits support from Money in Mind  from the teams at Healthy Minds, Noah's Ark and Calderdale Carers.

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In the news: this week's top stories

In the news: this week's top stories | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it
Round up of money stories from Money Advice Service
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Making Advice Work Calderdale

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Free advice and support about benefits, tax credits, debt, housing, homelessness, employment rights, immigration, family, education, health and social care, consumer and more from Calderdale charities.
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From April Halifax, Todmorden and Brighouse Job Centre offices launch Universal Credit for new claimants who are single people .

For information on getting ready for Universal Credit follow the link

http://www.mawcalderdale.org.uk/index.php?page=universal-credit


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Universal Credit - Citizens Advice

Universal Credit - Citizens Advice | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it
Check if you're eligible to apply for Universal Credit, make an application and get advice on solving any problems you have.
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New easy access tools for Universal Credit

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Genuine Prospect of Work Seminar | Child Poverty Action Group

Genuine Prospect of Work Seminar | Child Poverty Action Group | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it
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Monday 30th November in Manchester

Exploring the arguments and strategies to challenge JSA refusals and take GPoW challenges to the higher courts. Cost £90. Book your tickets here See our website for more information  

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Inquiry into Benefit Delivery announced - News from Parliament

Inquiry into Benefit Delivery announced - News from Parliament | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it

Still time to have your sayWork and Pensions Committee launch new inquiry into Benefit Delivery

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Still time to have your say. Deadline for submissions Friday 4th September. Views are being sought on the extent to which payments are made correctly and promptly, impact of errors and delays and how performance might be monitored and improved. 

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BBC Advice - Managing Your Money & Budgeting - BBC Radio 1

BBC Advice - Managing Your Money & Budgeting - BBC Radio 1 | Making Advice Work August 2015 | Scoop.it
Sometimes getting to the end of the month can be a challenge
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Looking at money matters for the first time  - check  out this site aimed at those new to managing their money. Helpful and very accessible


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