Reactive media statement – Embargoed until 0001 on Wednesday 15th May – Local child poverty statistics released by the End Child Poverty coalition.
In response to the release of local child poverty figures by End Child Poverty, Graham Whitham, Director of Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) said:
“We know that Greater Manchester is home to some of the highest rates of poverty in the country. There is a huge appetite locally to address poverty and increasingly stakeholders from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are coming together to take action.
However, local efforts are hampered by cuts to the welfare system and public services. Central government must re-introduce a meaningful anti-poverty strategy, with reversals to cuts in benefits and reforms to Universal Credit central to that strategy.
Child poverty is a scar on the nation and is damaging the lives on children and young people across Greater Manchester. It is time for action.”
Greater Manchester local authority figures:
|Local authority||Per cent in poverty AHC||Change in past year|
Highest and lowest ward child poverty rates in each of the ten Greater Manchester boroughs
|Highest||Per cent in poverty AHC||Lowest||Per cent in poverty AHC|
|Bolton||Greatr Lever||55%||Bromley Cross||18.50%|
|Stockport||Brinnington and Central||42.80%||Bramhall South||14.30%|
|Tameside||St Peter’s||52%||Denton West||23.10%|
Full figures published by End Child Poverty at: http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/poverty-in-your-area-2019/