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Following Holt Youth Project's work with three families with young children struggling to balance meagre budgets while coping with disability and severe illness among the parents.

Holt, a beautiful market town in North Norfolk is known as prosperous and well heeled. Yet it is a hot spot of child poverty. Local charity leader, Julie Alford, works tirelessly with local children and their families. Through this charity, Holt Youth Project, we come to know three families with young children, struggling to balance meagre budgets while coping with disability and severe illness among the parents.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 May 2013 23:05

About Living with Poverty

About Living with Poverty

This new series of hard-hitting documentaries offers insights into the nature and extent of contemporary poverty.  

 

Each film explores an area of England and records the stories of people who live on or close to the so-called breadline. 

 

Some contributors live in fear of slipping into debt and poverty; others are already struggling to make ends meet.

 

We hear powerful personal testimonies and witness lives that can often go unnoticed by the media and wider society. 

Rural poverty

Rural poverty

Holt, a beautiful market town in North Norfolk is known as prosperous and well heeled. Yet it is a hot spot of child poverty.

 

 

Holt Youth Project helps families with young children struggling to balance meagre budgets while coping with disability and severe illness among the parents. 

 

 

Read the full story on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Jez Lewis
Producer Rachel Wexler
Producer Diana Hare
Producer Tony Parker

Broadcast

  • Wed 22 May 2013 23:05

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