29 Oct 2013

UK child poverty survey exposes 'grinding reality' of cold, damp homes (The Guardian, October 29 2013, extract)

[Source: The Guardian, full text: (LINK). Extract.]

UK child poverty survey exposes 'grinding reality' of cold, damp homes

October 29 2013

Children's Society finds more than half of UK's 3m poor children complain of cold and 76% often worry about family finances. More than half of all poor children in the UK are living in homes that are too cold, and around a quarter said their home suffered from damp or mould, a survey published by the Children's Society indicates. Of those children surveyed who said their family was "not well off at all", 76% said they "often worried" about how much money the family had.

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