Press and Journal: Stark report reveals 75% increase in Universal Credit claims in Aberdeenshire as ‘increased inequalities’ put more at risk to poverty

Julia Morton runs The Haven in Stonehaven, a community larder that has experienced an unprecedented rise during lockdown.

Welcoming the new council priorities, she said: “Coronavirus has impacted us all in very different ways.

“People on lower income were getting access to a range of services before the pandemic, but now we’re seeing people in that grey area who have never accessed a foodbank before come forward.

“There’s often a fear of judgement, or they might feel insecure, but those are feelings we need to dispel – we need to change the narrative around food poverty.”

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