IT’S heart-warming to see, once again, the community in Tynedale unite to help those in need.

Donations have been flooding in to a new Children and Baby Bank to help out those families most in need with all of the essentials for family life.

However, the very fact that the need exists to launch such a service – along with food banks – is a sad indictment on today’s society and a clear sign that many individuals and families have been let down by those in power.

The safety net which should exist to support those who are vulnerable and on low incomes needs an urgent overhaul.