A Nottingham soup kitchen is urging locals to help stop people dying of starvation across Nottingham amid Erol Graham inquest.

The Salaam Shalom kitchen, in Hyson Green Nottingham, is urging the government to pay more attention to the less fortunate people in areas across the UK.

The kitchen is a joint Muslim and Jewish project and provide a relief for people fallen on hard times in Nottingham.

Head coordinator at Shalom kitchen, Tali Scott, feels local government needs to appreciate the work kitchens like Shalom are doing especially during hard times.

She said: “If we can open this kitchen every day and make it accessible to more people, I feel can help stop events like this from happening.”

“I don’t feel people know about us or even how to get here, maybe there needs to be places that help spread the message.”

Erol Graham, 57, was found by bailiffs who broke into his Nottingham flat to evict him in June 2018.

An inquest found his loss of income was likely to have “caused huge distress.”

The inquest revealed not enough information was gathered by the DWP before the benefits were stopped.

The inquest also raised questions calling for an independent inquiry into the deaths of people a the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had reviewed their care.

Retired DWP agent, Christopher Newton 70, said: “This Kitchen would have helped but unfortunately he isolated himself”

“No one knew situation he was in and no one had contact with him, the DWP should have a more robust policy and guidance for staff to prevent future deaths “

“Kitchens like this are vital because there will be people that come here, and it will be their only hot meal of the day.”

The Shalom kitchen serve 50-70 hot meals weekly to a diverse group of individuals, some experiencing food poverty or loneliness.