Support for Material or Financial Hardship
The following information is taken from the Child Poverty Action Group website.
“There were 4.2 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2021-22. That's 29 per cent of children, or nine in a classroom of 30.”
What is poverty?
Poverty is about more than just money, but a lack of money is the defining feature of being poor.
Poverty is linked to the following areas:
How is poverty measured?
The poverty line is 60% of median income. “14.4 million People live in households below the poverty line.”
The causes of poverty…
Poverty rarely has a single cause. There are a range of contributing factors including rising living costs, low pay, lack of work and inadequate social security benefits.
The effects of poverty…
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Who is at risk of poverty?
Any family can fall on hard times and find it difficult to make ends meet. Life changes such as unemployment, illness or family separation can happen to us all. Increasing costs, especially for essentials such as food, housing and fuel, affect most people. Poverty isn’t something that happens to others. It’s something that can happen to almost anyone, but certain groups of people face a much higher risk of living in poverty than others.
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