Kate's Story

Kate's Story

‘Kate’ is typical of the appeals for help we get at GL Communities.  Kate is a single mum with two children, aged 9 and 7, who lives in social housing and has long-term health issues.  She had been claiming Universal Credit but was switched to a sickness-related benefit and during the change-over suffered a temporary loss of income.  A GL Communities advisor authorised an electronic food voucher and Kate received a delivery from the Gloucester Food Bank to tide her over between benefits.

Sue Cunningham
Sue CunninghamChief Executive Officer
“GL Communities provides a unique service based on the needs of people living in difficult circumstances. We will continue to offer help, where needed, with our advice services ready to give the support and guidance on issues like welfare benefits and debt work. We thank the Gloucester Food Bank for their tremendous work throughout the pandemic.”


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