A benefits sanction map of the UK shows how High Peak claimants are being treated with cruelty, according to the charity homeless Crisis – as reported on the BBC News website today.
The High Peak is one of worst areas for these punitive sanctions, with 11.4% of claimants having their payments stopped – the 6th worse in the UK!
The payments – which can be stopped for four weeks, or as much as three years depending on how many times the rules are broken – have contributed to the ever increasing numbers of people relying on foodbanks and presenting to local authorities and charities in crisis, such as Glossopdale’s Bare Necessities foodbank and the Glossopdale Furniture Project.
This simply cannot go on. The High Peak cannot survive another 5 years of Tory-led ideological driven cruelty and cuts.
We need change. We need compassion. We must vote for it on 7th May.
Vote Caitlin Bisknell!