New figures from the End Child Poverty Coalition today show that poverty is a way of life for more than one in three children – 37.8% – in Norwich South.
This is higher than the national average of 30%, and some of the wards in Norwich South – such as Wensum and Mancroft – see more than 50% of children in poverty.
This means that in every classroom across Norwich, there are growing numbers of children that do not live in adequate housing, do not have enough food to eat, and are not being offered the same opportunities as their counterparts.
Not only does child poverty harm children’s health and damage their futures. It damages society as a whole, and we have to act now to curb this outrageous trend of children growing up in poverty across the UK. Only Labour can deliver this change.
Read the report here: http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/