The food bank : a safety-net in place of welfare security in times of austerity and the Covid-19 crisis

Beck, DJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4600-6905 and Gwilym, H 2022, 'The food bank : a safety-net in place of welfare security in times of austerity and the Covid-19 crisis' , Social Policy and Society .

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Access Information: This article has been published in a revised form in Social Policy and Society, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746421000907. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © The Author(s), 2022.

Abstract

The food bank has become a charitable safety-net for those who have been failed by the social security system in times of austerity and during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article we evidence the rise of food banking in the context of declining social security, examining the decade of austerity in the UK and the Covid-19 period. We also contextualise the process of normalisation of food banks as a new safety-net in a reduced welfare state. We argue that the welfare state has failed to address a fundamental ‘Want’ – namely, food security

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1474-7464
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Depositing User: DJ Beck
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 09:22
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 16:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62441

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