State of Child Health is our landmark report into the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK, which looks at the evidence on child health outcomes and data trends. Published before the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, we updated data where available in spring 2021.
The UK Government have recently confirmed they intend to cut Universal Credit payments, which were raised by £20 per week at the start of the pandemic, to pre-March 2020 levels at the end of September.
Life is even harder for families who were struggling before COVID-19, and so alongside other charities we're calling on the Government to see the uplift made permanent. As a member, can you help us?
Michael Egan, Money Advice Caseworker at Citizens Advice St. Helens, provides information on the range of practical support available for families living in poverty.