Living in times of crisis can shake us to our core, but there is also a chance for humanity to radiate the best parts of its nature – to be creative, compassionate and generous. What better time than now?
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
It’s one thing seeing hunger on the street or knowing it’s across the road in that house over there but what does hunger – real, raw hunger – feel like?
We need coordinated commitment, effort and action on the intersecting issues and challenges identified in this report. This can turn back the tide of poverty, and offer security for the many people experiencing hardship across the UK.
Living in poverty is stressful, draining, tiring and depressing – emotions that take energy away from the important task of being an intentional and interactive parent.
Changes in income and poverty status are also linked closely with maternal depression, and stats show that problems in families increase when low-income families suffer stress, such as absence of a supportive partner, depression or drug use.