Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has told Parliament the harrowing story of one poor woman so desperate that she felt that she had no choice but to give up and rehome her beloved dogs as she could not afford to feed them any more, as a matter of fact she was so desperate for food herself she had to resort to eating dog food as it is all she had left in her cupboards.
The story is just one of hundreds of truly horrific stories of people in Salford and across the whole country that have struggled to get access to the most basic necessities during the pandemic. There are huge sections of society who were unable to be furloughed or qualified for business support, many of whom have lost their homes and livelihoods.
These are tales not only from those who have previously fallen through societies gaps but from those who pre pandemic had successful careers and liveable incomes.
Mrs Long-Bailey called for more help and support from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help the estimated 3 million people who do not qualify for the Governments financial aid and support during the pandemic.