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Includem has released a report on poverty and the impact coronavirus is having on young people and families they support.
Includem asked families what their experiences of meeting day-to-day costs has been like over the past 12 months and what impact COVID-19 has had on them.
Key findings from the report include:
Food: 49% of families struggle to put food on the table on a regular basis, rising to 60% for families on social security.
Transport: Half of surveyed families regularly struggle to cover transport costs.
Heating Costs: Over half of all families and two-thirds of families receiving social security reported regular issues paying for heating.
Digital Access: Almost half of all families surveyed (47%) report regular issues in affording the costs associated with accessing the internet.
Mental Health: 73% of surveyed families reported that their mental health was worse than it had been pre-pandemic, and was as high as 82% for families reliant on social security.
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