Early last year (2018) various national charities concerned with children reported that there were 4 million children living in poverty in our country.
This month (April 2019) the Government confirmed that there were indeed 4.1 million children suffering from poverty conditions.
Teachers are now reporting children in their classes are unable to concentrate on lessons because they are tired and hungry and that these children were wearing dirty clothes which teachers were washing and often replacing with new ones paid out of their own pockets. And schools were running breakfast clubs to feed the children.
This in our own country, which is the sixth richest country in the world.
Surely this situation should not be tolerated? Families on low minimum wages and those on benefits need much more help from the Government.
Alf Boom, Honiton