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Talking Justice: Standing up for the hardest hit

Tracey Hume challenges us not only to help those affected by changes to the Welfare System but to speak out on their behalf

Talking Justice: Standing up for the hardest hit

Deacon Tracey Hume handcuffed to the railings of her church in a stand against the injustices of the benefit system following the release of the Ken Loach film, I, Daniel Blake

Deacon Tracey Hume handcuffed to the railings of her church in a stand against the injustices of the benefit system following the release of the Ken L...

"Tracey, I can't fight anymore, I'm tired."

THESE WERE THE WORDS SAID TO ME BY ONE OF OUR FOODBANK CLIENTS towards the end of last year. She is a lady we had got to know over the last two years but, on this day, she was telling me that over the weekend she had tried to take her life because she couldn't take anymore. What had tipped her over the edge? The changes to the government's welfare system. She had experienced quite a number of changes to her income over the two years but this latest one meant she would not have any money for at least six weeks.

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