Deprivation in Abbey – Cambridge Independent

Abbey: the most deprived ward in Cambridge

If you think Arbury or Kings Hedges is the most deprived area in Cambridge, you’re mistaken. While Cambridge made headlines as the most deprived city in the UK, people tend to overlook Abbey as the most deprived ward. Abbey was the only ward to become more deprived between 2015 and 2019. Also, from January 2019 to December 2020, the ward has seen a 327% increase in benefits claimants.

Abbey People have been developing the ward sine 2013. We are an organisation that has grown out of the Abbey community. Our food hub has been at the heart of the community response to Covid-19, and we have helped 150 households a week to access food and other support. In addition, we run commuting activities, such as regular youth clubs and gardening projects. Our team all have strong connections to the area, and we feel strongly about fighting the poverty and inequality in the area.

Smaller organisations such as Abbey People have a huge impact on our local community. This means that every £1 donated goes a long way towards helping people. Also, monthly giving means that charities can budget and plan ore efficiently. Please consider setting up a standing order to help fight inequality in our city. You can find out more about how to do this here.

You can read the full article on the Cambridge Independent website here.


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