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    A survey has found that two in three low-income households living in social housing have felt their finances worsen over the last year.

    The charity Turn2us, who help people access benefits and financial help, has surveyed 2,008 adults on incomes of £25,000 or less. Of this number 65% of the 308 social tenants surveyed said their financial situation has worsened over the last year, reports Inside Housing. Pounds Down

    Released to coincide with Turn2us’ annual Benefits Awareness Month, the survey has revealed that on average people living in social housing are forced to spend over half of their monthly income on utility bills and food.

    Just under half of social housing tenants have said their outgoings now outweigh their earnings. 53% of social housing tenants have had to cut back on food and other essentials.

    Over a third of people surveyed reported that they were unable to sleep and experience depression.

    Alison Taylor, director of Turn2us said: “Our research shows that the stranglehold on pay, underemployment and the climbing cost of living all show no signs of easing and any economic improvements are failing to reach the UK’s poorest people. It is clear that more needs to be done to combat poverty, especially for those people in work.”

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    April 17, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Government And Reforms

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