Analysis of the 2017 annual report from the Trussell Trust, the charity who operate Foodbanks nationwide, has shown that numbers of three-day emergency food packages given out across the city has fallen in sharp contrast to the national average. While nationally, this figure has risen by 6.64%, IN STOKE-ON-TRENT IT HAS FALLEN BY 6%
Anna Wilcocks, Project Manager of Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank says:
"With the impact of further welfare reform being felt across Stoke-on-Trent, our local 6% decrease is only thought to have been possible because of the Money Matters ‘drop-in’ services offered in Stoke-on-Trent based Foodbanks ... delivered by Saltbox, this benefit, debt and budgeting money advice service is available at the point of need to Foodbank guests who are facing a crisis which has caused financial hardship."
She continues: "We want to help people get our of a continuous cycle of crisis. We have seen that the Money Matters adviser has made this possible for so many people."
To find out more about Money Matters, visit www.saltbox.org.uk/money-matters See below for details of how you can get free training in money advice to help more people in Stoke work towards a debt-free life.