The reason that the mere provision of material things as a way to alleviate poverty doesn't work, is because poverty isn’t just a lack of material things but also a lack of what makes a person human. When Helping Hurts is loaded with scripture and case studies, and practical ways for the Church to make a difference.
ONS data shows that redundancy and unemployment levels have increased during Covid-19. No parent wants their child to feel the added burden of financial pressure but chances are that if we are worried, they will know. In which case, what can we do to support our children who may be starting to worry, too?
Click on the video link to hear Kids Matter founder and director Eli Gardner in conversation with Kat Osborn (Safe Families) and You Neighbour about ow churches can help support families and vulnerable children in the UK...
We need joined up, thoughtful working out now of a combination of both digital and relational input to ensure all children have their needs met and in particular the most vulnerable amongst them.
It could be quite easy to turn inwards, managing our own turmoil as we figure out how to do ‘different’ in whatever context that might be. And many of us have done just that.
The plight of more disadvantaged children and families is much more front and centre, and will only continue to become so as the crisis is prolonged.
Six months after lockdown, facts and figures are emerging as research reports on the aftermath of lockdown, and what we know is that what was an already fragile situation for many vulnerable children in our country, is now worse.