Increasing Cost of Living Harming Families

The Christmas period is a difficult time for struggling families as presents need to be brought, hams need to be purchased, children need to be kept busy over the summer, etc…  It is alarming how quickly a happy holiday can turn into a time of turmoil for so many families.

Recent figures show that more and more families are seeking support, emergency relief and assistance as the effort to simply keep food on the table becomes somewhat increasingly complicated.

Chrissy Wadley Case Manager from MIDLAS believes; “with rent prices being so high and out of reach, the choice to pay your weekly rent or provide food on the table becomes ever increasingly real for a large proportion of families we see at MIDLAS.  Sometimes the amount spent on rent compared to a mortgage is negligible,”

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