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Poverty survey 2018, 16/02/18 [W]

For the past three years, Children in Wales has conducted a workforce survey and published a report of our findings : ‘Child and Family Poverty in Wales: A snapshot of key issues raised by families’.   We are repeating the survey for 2017/18 to give us an up to date picture of poverty in Wales and to identify trends over the three year period.

Last year’s survey identified the most common poverty related issued as:

  • Impact of Welfare Reform and associated changes to the benefit system
  • Housing (in relation to sufficiency and availability of social housing, and housing quality)
  • Impact of the Bedroom Tax or spare bedroom subsidy
  • Food Poverty (including the increase in the use of foodbanks)
  • Debt
  • Energy costs
  • Rising cost of living (including families struggling with everyday essential costs)

Common poverty related problems were intensified for lone parent families, families with a disabled child or parent, large families and families living in rural communities.

We are keen to hear from you, to help us understand what are the main poverty related issues currently facing children and families in Wales today and how much this has changed over the past year.

Please have your say by answering the following questions by 6 April 2018.