Children have had the highest poverty rate in the UK in the last 20 years

According to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, children have had the highest poverty rate in the UK in the last 20 years.  Commenting on the report, Sophia Parker, Chief Executive of Little Village said:

“This stark analysis by the JRF lays bare the scale of the problem facing millions of families living in poverty in the UK today. It also echoes what we see as reality on a daily basis – parents who have to ration nappies for their newborns, babies sleeping on towels and children wearing shoes two sizes too small.  We’ve seen a sharp rise in demand for our services in the last few years and we agree with the JRF that urgent action is required across the country and throughout governments to help families achieve a decent standard of living”.

You can read the full report from the JRF here.

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