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BHT Hastings has been part of a fantastic partnership film, ‘Bare Necessities’, highlighting the cuts in Local Welfare Assistance Grant funding.
The Local Welfare Assistance Fund was brought in just over two years ago after Community Care Grants and Crisis loans were removed. Next year the Local Welfare Assistance Fund will be discontinued, and there are currently no plans to replace it.
We held a premiere of the film last night at the Electric Palace Theatre in Hastings, who also gave us the venue for free. The event which was our way to thank the people who made the film.
The film was made with no budget and all the amazing talented people involved gave their time, expertise and voices for free. In the end over 200 people worked on the film, which will be part of a national campaign, #KeepTheSafetyNet
Joanna Wilson, Manager, BHT Hastings Advice Services