In April we were visited by The 51 Percent – France 24 for a piece they were doing on women whose lives have been dramatically impacted by a rapidly declining economy.
France 24 is a 24/7 international news channel. Its mission is to cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout the world. The channel’s programme, The 51 Percent, reports on women who are reshaping our world.
It has been widely stated that Cambridge is the UK’s most unequal city, in fact a 2018 report by the Centre for Cities found the wealth in Cambridge is far more unevenly distributed among residents than in any other UK city including Oxford and London. Many of our residents are suffering from the cost-of-living crisis and this is felt most strongly by the women and children in our community.
Our CEO Nicky Shepard spoke with Annette Young at the Food Hub and shared details from a shocking report.
“There was a news article which said that the number one cause of hospital admissions for children was due to tooth decay. A regular toothpaste would retail at £5 which for a lot of families, is too much.”
The Abbey People Food Hub, like so many across the country, has seen an explosion in demand as the cost-of-living crisis rockets. According to data in the UK food banks now outnumber McDonald’s outlets with an increasing number of working women regularly seeking donated food.
You can take a look at the special edition report which sees Annette meet a cross-section of women whose lives have been dramatically impacted by a rapidly declining economy.