A food bank in North Lanarkshire got this referral on Wednesday:
******* is a vulnerable Lone Parent I have referred her previously due to mix up with child tax credits.She has 3 children youngest Son just discharged from hospital pass out at home Has had surgery to remove brain tumour and stent fitted. ******* failed to attend Job Centre when Son was in hospital, I am working with Job Centre to get benefit sanction resolved, in meantime access to foodbank would allieviate some stress for this Family.
Imagine living in a country where the Job Centre penalises you for not attending an interview because your son passed out after brain surgery.
This is modern Britain.
This is the Britain that Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories are creating