Almost 3,000 Sunderland children could miss out on free school meals under Universal Credit proposals
Almost 3,000 children living in poverty in Sunderland could miss out on free school meals under new Universal Credit proposals, new figures reveal.
A study from The Children’s Society estimates that 8,100 schoolchildren in Sunderland live in poverty and that 2,800 of these are missing out on free school meals.
At least one million children will miss out if this change is introduced Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society As it has been rolled out, families in receipt of universal credit have been automatically entitled to free school meals.
However, the Government is... read more
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