That may be better than the UK average but still grim.
No ifs and no buts. This has been created by Tory policies. They have no shame.
According to the Social Metrics Commission, nationally 14.3 million people in the UK are now in poverty and more than four million people are trapped in deep poverty. Seven million people, including 2.3 million children, are affected by what it terms as “persistent poverty”. An estimated 1.5 million people in the UK are in poverty as a result of benefits cuts and high rents. (source: ByLine Times).
What can you do about it? You can vote Liberal Democrat in May’s local elections. Fareham Libdems fought for and won funding for a second homelessness outreach worker in the borough. Liberal Democrats care and take action.