Getting lots of people around here needing help.
Basically, what's happening is that for peeps on Employment Service Allowance through ill health and disability, there have been changes that mean that anyone on ESA is stuffed.(It used be called Incapacity Benefits) It used to be reviewed every 2 years. Now it's reviewed once a year. Retrospectively. Worse, a lot of those people are unable to work.
So people who have been too ill to work who have been on ESA for years are suddenly without an income, and having to look for work. But the present coalition government have shut down Remploy, who employed a lot of people who were in receipt of IB & ESA. But the work is unavailable because employers want the brightest and the best, not someone who needs support to do a job.
Personal view. I'm not on ESA, IB, Nor on Job Seekers. We are an ordinary family providing food from our own stocks.
It seems that there are 'food banks' popping up all over the UK, so I'm in tentative negotiation with local Catholic and Methodist churches to host one. But they're very reticent. I'm tired, so if you'll forgive me, I'll explain what that means in another post.