While having a job may seem like a ticket to financial security, almost 8 million people in the UK are struggling to make ends meet despite being employed.Rising prices in housing, healthcare, education, and basic necessities like food and fuel have pushed countless families to their financial limits. Even with a job, many find themselves juggling multiple part-time positions or facing bleak choices such as paying bills or buying groceries.
Growing up in poverty means facing a myriad of challenges that threaten a child’s well-being, education, and future opportunities. In the UK alone, the stark reality of poverty casts a long shadow over the lives of nearly five million children. These children find themselves trapped in a cycle of deprivation, where access to basic necessities and a stable environment are often luxuries.
In a world where the cost of living continues to rise, the challenge of making ends meet is an all too familiar story for many of the people we support. The stark contrast between government stipulations and the reality often leaves individuals struggling to bridge the gap, as they find themselves grappling with rising expenses and stagnant wages. The result is a deeply troubling situation where many are left struggling to make ends meet, facing difficult decisions and sacrificing necessities just to get by.