Service cuts and benefit changes hit support for families in poverty

Fiona Simpson
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cuts to local support services and the introduction of Universal Credit are preventing social workers from “effectively” supporting families living in poverty, new research has found.

Social workers are struggling to support families as poverty levels increase, research warns. Picture: AdobeStock
Social workers are struggling to support families as poverty levels increase, research warns. Picture: AdobeStock

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