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Effects of poverty

Poverty can affect people in many ways. It’s not just about the lack of money; it can be poor housing, difficulty in paying fuel bills or the daily effects that poverty can have on children and the longer term effects on their education and future employment prospects.

Poverty affects those in work as well as those on benefits, with official figures showing that almost 70% of children living in poverty today have at least one member of their household in employment.

Further information

Contact Information


East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street