I think we all like to live in our little bubbles - I know I do. I moan at my husband that I want to go on another holiday, that middle man wont stop eating, that the kids have broken a toy. At the end of the day we are very privileged. My children have hot meals and warm beds. They have warm winter coats and new school shoes. There are too many children in this country that do not. When I think of poverty I immediately think of other countries not the UK. It shouldn't happen here is Save the Children's first ever campaign in the UK. It highlights that the poorest children in the UK go without one hot meal a day and often their parents go hungry to feed them. 13% of the poorest children have stopped asking parents for anything because they know their parents can't afford it. Most of these families have at least one working parent and Save the Children is therefore calling that the Government make work pay by encouraging more employers to introduce a living wage.
I am linking this post to the Babyhuddle blog who are raising awareness of the Save the Children's campaign because lets face it, it shouldn't happen here, but it does.