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Carers UK Forum • FREE SCHOOL MEALS ????
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FREE SCHOOL MEALS ????

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:33 pm
by g.herschel
The government have today said they would like to introduce free school meals for all well done but how will they fund it they could reduce child benefit by £7 per child per week but dont think that will ever happen so its the tax payer and dont forget the 10% tax rate has gone so low paid workers will now pay more tax 20% starting rate many of them may well be carers .

i would rather see the elderly, frail, sick, disabled pensioners who used to rely on the "meals on wheels " type of service get free meals befor children get free meals.


GEORGE

i would rather see the

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:47 pm
by marie66
i would rather see the elderly, frail, sick, disabled pensioners who used to rely on the "meals on wheels " type of service get free meals befor children get free meals.
So would I!

marie x

Re: FREE SCHOOL MEALS ????

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:27 pm
by Alexr115
i would rather see the elderly, frail, sick, disabled pensioners who used to rely on the "meals on wheels " type of service get free meals befor children get free meals.


GEORGE
Exactly, not only do School kids get school meals their parents can also make them packed lunches, whereas who makes the food for the elderly, frail, sick, disabled pensioners?

yep thats right you and me, on top of caring for them.

hi george i agree krys

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:35 pm
by krys
hi george

i agree Image

krys

Maybe it's because since they

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:46 am
by charles47
Maybe it's because since they made school meals go healthy they can't give them away? Image

But I do agree that if they have the money for something like this, then they really need to use it to sort out the mobile meals services for older people.

George although I understand where

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:58 am
by cheryl1967
George although I understand where you are coming from, I have a small child at school who does not qualify for free school dinners. it costs me £34 a month. We are a low paid family and bearing in mind I'm a carer so don't get alot of cash as we all know i will have to disagree. Both pensioners and free dinners should be equaly thought about.
I know he gets a good meal at school. He does at home too but he eats better with his little friends at school. He's a fussy eater.

Cheryl xx Image Image

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Re: FREE SCHOOL MEALS ????

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:49 pm
by gordie07487
The government have today said they would like to introduce free school meals for all well done but how will they fund it they could reduce child benefit by £7 per child per week but dont think that will ever happen so its the tax payer and dont forget the 10% tax rate has gone so low paid workers will now pay more tax 20% starting rate many of them may well be carers .

i would rather see the elderly, frail, sick, disabled pensioners who used to rely on the "meals on wheels " type of service get free meals befor children get free meals.
GEORGE
I agree George, although it was april the 1st. Image
Gordon

I understand where you are

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:27 pm
by Marion28
I understand where you are coming from too but you cant say just because the elderly are not provided for as well that children should NOT have their meals paid for - there are some families WHO I know are on extremely low incomes and their school meal is the only substantial food/meal that they get throughout the day (I know crazy, but it happens!) People like my next door neighbour who only gets £86 a week can hardly spare £7 a week for school dinners for her son when her £86 a week has to pay for all her bills aswell.

I agree wholly with the point you are trying to make but should we really have to step on 'families who get their school meals paid for' to make your point?????????