PressTV-UK butcher helps poor strained by new welfare policy

A local butcher in West Yorkshire, in northern England, has offered the poor in the area some food and other basic stuff needed for Christmas as a lack of government support continues to push many into despair.

David Jones, who runs a butcher’s shop in Dewsbury, said Sunday that he will offer at least a Christmas dinner to the homeless who have reportedly failed to receive any government support in the run-up to the holiday.

“I can’t help with much but I can put a xmas dinner on you’re table,” said Jones in a tweet as he called on anyone having problems with the government’s new social care policy, known as the Universal Credit, to come forward and receive the help.

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