November 9th, 2009

There is something called the Matthew Affect (Stanovitch 1986) “Unto everyone that hath shall be given and he shall have abundance, but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath” At this moment in time, by which I mean the credit crunch and the affect that it is having on the families we support, volunteers, our own lives, colleagues in other services, friends and family, it came to mind.  I am so aware at the moment that many volunteers are working side by side with the families they support to make sure that what they still have left, often only their dignity, is not taken from them.

We are involved at present in 2 projects to make sure we are able to play a part in supporting families through this very challenging time for all.

There will be more information about this later, so watch the web. Children under 5 remain at greater risk of poverty than any other age group, with 36% currently living in relative poverty. Research shows that the experience of poverty in the early years can have long-term impact, particularly in terms of educational attainment and cognitive development

The other is a campaign lead by 4in10 (Which means 4 in 10 children live in poverty) in Westminster: The End Child Poverty London Project.

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