How free school meals move should reduce homelessness in city

Ali Waterworth, co-founder of Ruddi's Retreat in Huddersfield, with a food bag which will be handing

As the cost of living bites in Norwich families are being urged to take advantage of free school meals - Credit: PA

Children could be automatically signed up for free school meals in a move which experts have said will protect families from ending up on the street.

The Local Government Association, which represents councils across the UK, has said automatic enrolment for free school meals should be introduced.

It also states eligibility for these meals should be expanded for all pupils who meet the income criteria regardless of their family circumstances. 

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