Presentation on theme: "Poverty is when humans cannot afford the basic standards of living, for example: - maintaining a healthy diet -participating in social activities -clean."— Presentation transcript:
Poverty is when humans cannot afford the basic standards of living, for example: - maintaining a healthy diet -participating in social activities -clean and spacious housing ( 1.6 million children in Britain live in housing that is overcrowded, temporary, or run- down)
One third of British children are forced to go without at least one of the things they need, such as three meals a day or adequate clothing. Poor children are only a third as likely to get 5 GCSEs at A* to C than those from richer backgrounds. There are currently 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK, thats almost a third of all children.
Health: children living in cramped accommodation experience disturbed sleep, poor diet, higher rates of accidents and infectious disease Education: children from homeless households are more likely to suffer from bullying, unhappiness and stigmatisation Emotional well-being: about half of the families taking part in one study conducted by Shelter said their children were frightened, insecure, or worried about the future as a result of their homelessness Life chances: The health and educational impact of poor housing may affect childrens future job prospects and financial well-being.