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At Least 4.7 million people live in food poverty in the UK
43% stated that financial concerns had an impact on their health and wellbeing
67% of people are suffering from stress due to struggling with their energy bills
59% of people have not checked their entitlement to energy saving initiatives
20% of people have experienced ill health and pain due to cold homes
31% of people struggling to pay their energy bills state they would cut back on food
Tenants who rent privately have been hit the hardest by changes to the benefit system
40% of households with income under £25,000 have not checked their entitlement to benefits
Private Tenants are at a greater risk of social isolation, harassment (from the landlord) and illegal eviction
1.36 million properties in the private-rented sector are officially described as being of ‘poor quality’
14 areas of Rochdale are among the bottom 3% of the most deprived areas in the country
22% increased demand for Rochdale food bank
4500 tonnes of food given out in Rochdale 700 people accessing food banks every month
43% of Job Seekers benefits stopped in Rochdale
Fuel poverty affects twice as many households in deprived areas of Rochdale
120 excess winter deaths in Rochdale (2012)
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