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Half of all families in poverty are working families, partly because of low-paid jobs and unaffordable housing. (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Join us on Thursday 19 May 2016 for this free event to challenge the myths and preconceptions people have about poverty in the UK.
Test your general knowledge at our upcoming London Charity Quiz Night on Thursday 26 May 2016 at St Ethelburga's Centre.
The CashCache is a keyring that holds five £1 coins, so that you have change to buy food or toiletries for homeless people that are sleeping rough.
.Nancy is 27 years old and was 8 months pregnant when she finally had the courage to leave her abusive husband who would regularly come home drunk and beat her. Fearing for her new-born’s safety, she left the home and found refuge in a women’s shelter in Birmingham, just 2 weeks before her baby girl was born. Since Nancy left behind all her ID in her ex-husband’s home, and having never claimed benefits before, she had no money to buy any baby items. Her midwife wrote to us and within 2 da...
“Poverty in the UK? Those people on benefits are just too lazy to get jobs. They would rather get drunk and watch soaps all day on their flat-screen TVs.” Sound familiar? It’s not surprising that many people believe these things about people living in poverty in the UK, especially when the media constantly push the strivers vs skivers false dichotomy by broadcasting poverty porn, such as Be...