Child Poverty

Feb 23, 2015, 01:11 PM

A year ago the government published a draft child poverty strategy… the main aim, it said, was to improve living standards by supporting families into work -- all part of its bid to end child poverty by 2020. But leading charities say even those who get jobs are struggling. This kind of "In-work" poverty is rising in the north-east as well as in other parts of the country. Tom Esslemont has traveled to Newcastle, to meet families struggling to make ends meet.