Is cost of living support enough? An online briefing with The Joint Public Issues Team and Christians Against Poverty.
We are already experiencing a cost of living crisis. Families in the UK who were just about managing to make ends meet are being pulled into poverty by the rapidly rising costs of living. In the Autumn, fuel prices are expected to skyrocket and food costs mount up whilst the pressures of cold weather increase. But the social security net isn’t providing enough support for people who need it. Despite emergency payments to low-income families from government, millions are still experiencing a major shortfall in their finances.
56 charities, faith groups and political leaders have joined together with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, to call on the government to take urgent action, to ensure that those who need it most are supported this winter. Click here to see the report.
Join the Joint Public Issues Team and Christians Against Poverty for a conversation about the new report, the crisis we find ourselves in and what next steps are needed for families to receive sufficient support. We’ll hear from people with first-hand experience of poverty, explore how churches are already in the midst of offering emergency provision and discuss the next steps for government.
This event will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on Youtube. Register here.