Jobcentres: Food Banks:Written question - HL3131

Asked on: 13 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Jobcentres: Food Banks
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions offers any guidance to Jobcentres on whether, and in what circumstances, it is appropriate to signpost or refer their clients to local food banks.
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Answered by: Baroness Buscombe
Answered on: 21 November 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions does not refer claimants to food banks, but provides operational instructions to Jobcentre colleagues detailing when it is appropriate to signpost claimants to food banks.

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