How ‘free money’ can change lives

How ‘free money’ can change lives

Robbie Cowbury from the Migrant Destitution Fund says grants to destitute migrants in Greater Manchester have been hugely beneficial. Plus a letter by Rachel Marks

Gaby Hinsliff ( Universal basic income can be the worst of all worlds – but ‘free money’ schemes do work, 18 February ) hit the nail on the head in her discussion of “free money” schemes, in particular the impact of cash on cognition and mental health. Having now distributed well over 1,000 such grants since 2020 to destitute migrants with no recourse to public funds in Greater Manchester, we have seen exactly those […]

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