I can’t help but wonder if a collection of generic gifts, chosen purely on the basis of a child’s age and sex, might bring less cheer than a modest cash donation which could be used by a parent or carer to buy an item or two specially requested from Santa.
The government can’t simply open the public purse every time a charity gets a knock-back from the third sector, so what criteria will be used when it comes to providing or withholding lifelines?
When the question “what about male victims of domestic abuse?” is asked, it’s not fair to assume the person asking it has an anti-woman agenda, or is trying to undermine (or snatch funding away from) efforts to help female victims.
Scotland is fortunate to have a “safety net beneath the safety net” in Citizens Advice Scotland – but why is the first safety net full of holes?
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