-There are 3.6 million children living inpoverty in the UK today. That’s 27 percent of children, or more than one in four-Child poverty blights childhoods. Growingup in poverty means being cold, goinghungry, not being able to join in activitieswith friends. For example, 62 per cent offamilies in the bottom income quintilewould like, but cannot afford, to take theirchildren on holiday for one week a year.-Child poverty imposes costs on broadersociety – estimated to be at least £25billion a year.
Who lives in poverty?Families with children Certain ethnic minorities Lone parents Workless families or householdsPeople with a disability Those living in Inner London
The impact of povertyEducationHealthCommunities
Why should we help? BECAUSE the BIBLE says soDeuteronomy 15:11 ...There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.Joshua 1:14-15...You are to help your brothers until the LORD gives them rest, as he has done foryou...Psalm 140:12I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of theneedy.