Seven million now reported as being in poverty.

Add another 8 million or so close to being in poverty .... 1 in 4 again , this figure is at least a decade old.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... g-families

Worth quoting the politicians reaction to the Report :
A spokeswoman for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “Since 2010, the number of people living in poverty has fallen by 300,000, but we know there’s more to do. We’re increasing the national living wage and taking millions of people out of income tax, to make sure it always pays to be in work.”

However, Debbie Abrahams, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said the report showed “the true impact of six wasted years of Tory austerity, with 7.4 million people in poverty in working households”.

She added: “This government has no plan to tackle stagnant wages and rising insecurity, choosing instead to make the poorest pay for their economic mismanagement.”
In carer circles , one of the first lessons is ... there are no politics in caring , just perceived poverty.

Politicians can say what they like.

Nothing relates to carers beyond the effect of whatever policies any of them pass into law.

Politicians love playing football.

For once , can we be the ball ?

At least , someone will see us outside the gulag ?