'Guarantee our Essentials' Campaign

A petition with over 150,000 signatures to support for an Essentials Guarantee was handed in to Westminster at the end of February.

Guarantee our essentials

On 28th February, The Trussell Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have handed in the petition to the leaders of UK political parties in Westminster, urging them to support the introduction of an Essentials Guarantee.

The petition was signed by more than 150,000 people and the Essentials Guarantee has received overwhelming support from across the charity and business sectors, as well as a huge number of faith leaders and churches. Last month dozens of celebrities and influential voices signed an open letter demanding politicians address the growing levels of poverty in the UK.

You can read more from the press release here.