This Council notes that the introduction of Universal Credit has
led to a number of circumstances which have had an adverse effect
on the more vulnerable members of our communities.
further notes that it has been necessary for the County Council to
foster Holiday Clubs with the provision of food in order to ensure
that disadvantaged children are provided for so as to counter
unhealthy holidays and social isolation.
This council recognises that a greater reliance is being placed
upon Food Banks and is aware that the Dacorum Food Bank is
struggling to fulfil the demands upon it.
The Council asks the Cabinet to make arrangements to
support the continuation of the Food Bank by working with DENS to a
greater extent, and
Given that the position of Coordinator of the Food
Bank is of crucial importance, the Cabinet is further asked to make
provisions in the Council's budget for 2020/2021 for financial
assistance in the maintenance of this post.
Further as a matter of urgency, the Cabinet is asked
to make the necessary arrangements for the early commencement of
this funding from 1st October with an appropriate financial
transfer from the 2019/2020 reserves’