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To be sad 32% of children near me are in poverty?

(195 Posts)
Redisthecolour Sat 21-Nov-15 11:25:13 how about you?

How can this be acceptable??

ghostyslovesheep Sat 21-Nov-15 11:28:19

this wont end well OP

Yanbu but there will be plenty of people along to inform you that 'they all have Sky TV etc etc' and so aren't poor

GreenSand Sat 21-Nov-15 11:36:17

I put in our postcode before we moved out of the UK. We lived in the posh end of town and child poverty was at 20% shock looking at the map link, not that far away are some of the poorest parts of the country, and that is only going to be escalated by the recent closure of the stealworks, and the lack of interest the government has shown in the situation.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 21-Nov-15 11:37:18

Too true ghosty, 'not proper poverty is it, not like wot we had in are nausium

It's shocking how many people are living in poverty in our wealthy country, we should be ashamed.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 21-Nov-15 11:38:12

or even on our day.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 21-Nov-15 11:38:14

It's 20% where I am sad

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 21-Nov-15 11:38:18

in not on <gives up>

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 21-Nov-15 11:40:01

31% and I'm in the affluent South East, which is a joke.

AndNowItsSeven Sat 21-Nov-15 11:40:19

Can you make link clicky please

HighwayDragon1 Sat 21-Nov-15 11:45:28

14.04% here, we're in affluent south east too.

JeffsanArsehole Sat 21-Nov-15 11:45:28

24.5% live in poverty in Chelsea and Fulham

Yet there's not one flat with two beds for sale under half a million quid

There's very little un purchased social housing (most bought under right to buy, now 2 bed flats are selling for 600k plus)

So really, where are they ? confused

GreenSand Sat 21-Nov-15 11:46:44

clicky link, I hope

pegscat Sat 21-Nov-15 11:48:51

29% here, but to me being on a low income does not equal poverty. In fact sometimes it can be quite a decent lifestyle.

KeepOnMoving1 Sat 21-Nov-15 11:48:54

Almost 40% in our affluent area. This doesn't seem a reliable source

EatDessertFirst Sat 21-Nov-15 11:49:41

25.77% in my area. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

WorraLiberty Sat 21-Nov-15 11:49:53

37% here, although I'm pretty sure it's higher than that.

chanie44 Sat 21-Nov-15 11:50:07

The following is for greater London :

Area we live 35%
Area I grew up in 45%
Area OH grew up in 40%

LumpySpacedPrincess Sat 21-Nov-15 11:54:12

Highway, all the poverty close to us is bunched up in South Thanet. sad

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sat 21-Nov-15 11:57:56

30% here (15% where I grew up).

Although as there is no indication of what 'in poverty' actually means, these are just meaningless figures.

PeppasNanna Sat 21-Nov-15 12:00:07

36% here...

I personally think its likely to be higher but such a transient borough gathering statistics are difficult.

Mistigri Sat 21-Nov-15 12:04:40

42% in the historically deprived North London area where I spent my young adulthood.

And 32% in the leafy west London area where I grew up!

RJnomore1 Sat 21-Nov-15 12:07:33

27% here, I don't need to use the link, it's a main driver for my work.

Here over 50% of children in poverty don't live in "deprived" areas.

ohtheholidays Sat 21-Nov-15 12:10:27

23.8% and were in the south east.I think it's bloody awful but as a family we do try and do something about it,we buy food,toiletries,cleaning stuff and stick money on the gas and electric of the one's that we know are going without.

Sallyingforth Sat 21-Nov-15 12:10:45

The numbers are meaningless. It depends entirely where you set the boundary. There are people living on the street, there are others living in temporary B&B, there are others in relatively comfortable flats but surviving on benefits. Where does poverty stop?

RJnomore1 Sat 21-Nov-15 12:12:01

I believe the boundaries for poverty are set when people are unable to access things which would allow them to be included in mainstream society. Which seems absolutely fair to me.

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