The Face of Poverty is Changing
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The Legatum Institute has released a report showing that the face of poverty is changing. Poverty was considered to be the outcome for single parents, the homeless, and pensioners. Now it is for the working families that are feeling the pinch.
In their report, which was published on 4th July 2021, the long-term issue of poverty within the UK continues to exist. According to a study by The Legatum Institute, this is changing. They praise the Government for insulating those who would have been the most vulnerable.
Now, instead of money being tight for pensioners, the working class are facing the daily struggles of trying to keep their families fed and clothed. With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to fewer working hours and job losses, low-paid staff and those previously employed by bars and restaurants have been the hardest hit.
Families with working adults have also fallen deeper into poverty due to job losses and earning reductions being to blame.
Since Summer 2020, 440,000 more people are in relative poverty, with a further 690,000 in Winter. Where the Government subsidised, and protected families and businesses from the effects of the pandemic, some groups of low-paid workers have fallen into poverty. Is there a way for everyone to be insulated?
The Clothing Collective is a charity that helps families to manage the effects of poverty by providing vouchers so that families can get clothes. Clothes are an essential part of life yet are often unaffordable for those who are struggling with everyday bills.
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