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Food Vouchers

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Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 13:08

http://welfarenewsservice.com/food-vouchers-to-provide-emergency-help-but-prevent-spending-on-alcohol/#.UVbjOjd6-rE

My gut reaction is that I'm in favour of vouchers which can redeemed against food, nappies etc..but not for alcohol and cigarettes.

What do you think ?

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 30 Mar 2013 14:02

I don't see any problem with it - in fact I would go so far as to say it's a good idea :-)

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 14:05

i think there a fantastc idea, as i no scumbags who fake loosng there purse on pay day, to get crsis loas, and money that they want, usually for nights out,

this may hinder that, altho i feel some might be sold on, n missused that way,

its much better than gving them money to be spent on luxuries :)

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 14:12

the shops will just swap them for drink and fage
much the same as they did the milk tokens

but its a good idea that will be abused

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 30 Mar 2013 15:05

Well I would hope that stores were tested like they are with cigarettes and alcohol and hefty fines given for any not complying !!!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Mar 2013 15:26

First reaction is that it is a good idea. And I sincerely hope any shop exchanging them for drink or cigarettes will be heavily peanalised (as they are for selling drink to minors). Presumably they will have a bar code that won't work against cigarettes, and only work if the food part of the order is enough without the drink (so people them have to pay cash for drink.

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 16:03

Stray Crisis loans have been stopped and all areas are trying to open food banks in areas which dont have them to provide food for people with no money .....

We opened 3 last week and .....................well i cant believe how much one has been needed

terryj

terryj Report 30 Mar 2013 16:06

starts off sounding like a good idea depending on how and why it is set up

could also be part of the torys devide and rule policy stigmatising the poor again

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 30 Mar 2013 16:08

How demeaning for the beer swilling, fag drinking layabouts that everyone seems to think all those who are on benefits are.

It is disgusting to 'highlight' people in supermarkets etc., by forcing them to use food vouchers. And you can bet that it will not be the cheaper supermarkets that these vouchers can be used in.

Whilst I am all for people who are in need getting help I do not wish those less fortunate than myself to be treated by our government in this was.

All this is is our government deflecting the flak from themselves and the bankers by blaming the poorest in our society for the ills of the nation.

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 16:17

The shops that are providing food vouchers are asda they will not accept the voucher against booze fags or fuel....

The food banks are sent people who require food and thats all we have!!

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 16:18

https://www.gov.uk/crisis-loans/overview

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 16:22

Sorry to post again but the thing that always worried me in this is


All those children getting FREE school meal allowance dont get this dueing the school holidays ...........

So whos feeding them?

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 16:34

so if you cant get fuel how will the disabled get about
i think the basic ideas ok but dont think it will work
people will find a way to make money
out the poor and the food vouchers :-( :-(

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 30 Mar 2013 16:39

Food banks provide a delivery service for those who are disabled ....but we must remember a lot of councils are backing these projects so YOU the council tax payer will foot the cost of those deliveries

Yes whatever the poor will be poorer and the rich richer!!

Remember in all this CENTRAL GOVERMENT are cutting the benifits which covered these situation ..ie crisis loans !

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 16:44

thing is, everyone gets money thro benefits, or wages,
iv been on benefit, and its dam hard to manage your money but my child never ever went without, food, clothes, heating, and most importantly time and love,

there is no reason a child should go without, none whats so ever, money is there...it is dwn to the parents to manage it and make sure the children have everything thy need

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 30 Mar 2013 16:47

Well said Stray, all credit to you xx

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 16:52

i know times are hard, iv been at rock bottom, but my child came first every time, and always would

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 30 Mar 2013 16:53

Food vouchers aren't much use if you have utility bills to pay.
If utility bills arten't paid, they're cut off - then you have to pay an arm & a leg to get reconnected.


.........just so long as that minority cant get fags or booze, s*d the majority!

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 30 Mar 2013 16:57

i thought the food vouchers are a good idea, but thinking about it, i think they shouldnt really be needed,

if peple can afford to buy luxuries then they can afford to pay there bill, like the rest of us do

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:10

will they be issuing clothing vouchers to :-(