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Community Grant Fund 2013
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Peter Brown, Chief Executive of Herefordshire Housing, shares his thoughts on the big issues in housing.
"We get overwhelmed with information nowadays so I thought it would be helpful if I described my thoughts on topical issues. There will occasionally be guest entries, but as always, if you have any feedback, please contact me."
I visited the local Food Bank in Hereford recently. Started by a coalition of churches in 2006, last year they distributed 124 parcels. This year it is likely to reach 200. And the demand is growing. Already additional distribution points have opened in Ross and Leominster and more are planned in other towns across the county.
The demand for their services is growing so quickly that they are considering opening a warehouse to hold food stocks. The sadness is that Hereford needs this service at all. Ordinary people with no food because they have just moved into their home, their benefit has been cut or they have had a sudden call on their meagre income. There are umpteen reasons why living on the poverty line can just become too much and there just is not enough for food.
I fear that with welfare benefits reducing over the coming months, more and more people are going to suffer. It has been estimated that by the end of 2014, benefit payments in Herefordshire will have reduced by £54m per year. That’s not just £54m less in people’s pockets but also £54m less being spent in local shops.
We are preparing to support residents in a number of ways including strengthening our benefits advice. The main food distribution point in Hereford is behind the Baptist Church on Commercial Road. If you can help, particularly with donations of food, contact Tom at the Churches in Hereford Action Team on Hereford 373311. If he is not there, leave a message and he’ll get back to you. To get more information on their website click here.
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|Where you can find us|
Herefordshire Housing Ltd.
Hereford, HR1 1LN.
Tel. 0300 777 4321
Fax. 01432 384198
City Centre Office:
84-86 Widemarsh Street,
Hereford, HR4 9HG.
Tel. 01432 346070
Fax. 01432 346089
South Wye Office:
Jubilee Court Community Facility
Kilvert Road, Newton Farm,
Hereford, HR2 7FE.
Tel. 01432 346091
Fax. 01432 379260