Cost of living crisis ‘severely’ hitting people accessing children’s and adults’ services, social workers warn

The cost of living crisis is ‘severely’ impacting people accessing children’s and adults’ services, fuelling a host of issues including poverty, debt, mental ill-health and domestic conflict, social workers have warned. The vast majority of respondents to a Community Care survey asking about the effects of the crisis said it was hitting individuals and families they support hard. More than half (58%) said it was having a ‘severe’ impact on the lives of people accessing service, with a further 33% saying the effect was ‘significant’. Read more.

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