A community-led approach to tackle child poverty

A community-led approach to tackle child poverty

The families we work with are often the ones really on the edge – the hidden 2 – 3%. They’re the people most at risk of ill health; the families with such a complex mix of issues that they’ve slipped between the cracks of services, who often avoid engaging with health care and other support services. They don’t trust statutory services and are often worried that if they ask for help, social services will get involved.

From Poverty to Employment

From Poverty to Employment

Back in 2016, Kevin had been working as a Community Care Worker for 4 years and his partner Clare was employed by a restaurant in Whitley Bay. In the same month, they both lost their jobs through the companies they worked for being in financial difficulty. ...
Why do we talk about child poverty when children aren’t poor?

Why do we talk about child poverty when children aren’t poor?

I’ve always found it very frustrating that we talk about reducing ‘child poverty’, clearly a very emotive term. How on earth can children be poor, in the conventional sense of the word? They aren’t poor, they’re simply living with the dire consequences of their...