Free school meals and Universal Credit in Wales – consultation response

Food Cardiff, in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team, has submitted a response to Welsh Government’s consultation on their proposal to change the eligibility criteria for free school meals under Universal Credit.

We are extremely concerned that 55,000 children living in poverty in Wales will continue to miss out on a free school meal as a result of the Welsh Government’s proposal and suggest that a more fundamental reform of provision of food through schools is considered. This would ensure thousands of children are accessing the food they need through breakfasts, lunches, supper clubs and holiday provisions.

To read our response in full, Click Here.





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