Hundreds of thousands of children and older people have been plunged into poverty in the past four years, according to a stark analysis laying bare the challenge to families trying to keep up with the cost of living in Britain.
The research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) found almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners in the UK were living in poverty last year compared with 2012-13, the first sustained increases in child and pensioner poverty for 20 years. The foundation warned that decades of progress were at risk of being unravelled amid weak wage growth and rising inflation.
Luton is officially the poorest area in East Anglia. Poverty drives some families to skip meals and others cannot afford to purchase warm clothes during the winter.
Distribution of Winter Care Packs
The Luton Islamic Centre will help local families and the homeless by distributing winter care packs that contain the following items:
- Base layer or a jumper
- Woolly hat
- Warm socks
The cost of the pack is £20 so please help by purchasing a pack today.
The care packs will be distributed on 17th December 2017.