Monday, 6 October 2008

Parents of poor kids not getting work

Almost half the children livng in parts of East London come from families where the parents are not in a job and are living on benefits.

According to the recently published End Child Poverty report, areas like Bethnal Green, Bow and Barking rank high on the London list. The impact for the children is that many of them have a grim chidlhood.

There is a possibility that these children, in addition to the difficulties they face in their young lives, may grow up with no role models to inspire them to get out of the gutter and get a good job.

As to why these parents are not in a job is another matter, but I don’t think their situation will change anytime soon.

1 comment:

PeterC said...

Hi Irene - Good blog.

The charity Parentline Plus are launching an awareness campaign about our parentline and the support that is available for parents of all ages, including those with older kids.

There will be some kiosk and/or bus stop advertising going up in Tower Hamlets soon. Our parentline is free from landlines and most mobiles on 0808 800 2222.

Parents can get in touch with us over any issue, including the one you highlight in your post.

These are tough times for a lot of families, especially with a looming recession.