Charlotte P on 04 November 2020

There is a stereotype about people on benefits being lazy and relying on the government too much. Recently in the media I was shocked to hear that some want Free School Meals abolished. Perhaps those people need to walk a mile in our shoes before making statements like that. I am on Universal Credit not by choice but by necessity. If other saw little money you actually get on UC they would understand that its not something you one day wake up and decide 'Oh wouldn't it be wonderful to go onto UC'. I would love to work but its just not possible at this moment in time. Plus during Covid there is not a lot of jobs to apply for especially in my field of expertise. The free school meals are important and we aren't leaning on the government. Its a child's right to be provides with basic needs such as food.

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