Destitute Nation: More Than a Million ‘Weak, Dirty and Hungry’ in Britain

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

Destitution is when you are so poor, you can’t afford to eat properly, keep clean or stay warm and a “shocking” report reveals more than a million people are living like this in the UK.

Report ‘Destitution in the UK’ has been published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examining how many people are destitute and why. Those who are deemed destitute are: “People who cannot afford to buy the absolute essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry and keep clean,” says the report which reveals the scale of destitution in the UK.

It’s estimated that 668,000 households were destitute in 2015. That’s 1,252,000 people — of whom 312,000 were children living in households were choosing between ‘heating’ or ‘eating’ isn’t just a snappy headline in newspapers reporting on poverty — it’s a reality for more than a million people living in Britain.

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