The UK is a wealthy country, yet some of its people are among the poorest in the developed world.
Children living in poverty in the UK can be affected by many other limitations, and are often lacking:
- opportunities for social and emotional development
- effective and constructive feedback
- support from reliable role models
- knowledge of different career paths and how to achieve their goals.
This means too many children in the UK are unable to take advantage of opportunities and reach their full potential.
In this short-film, 11-year-old Luke tells us what it’s like to be one of the 3.7 million children growing up in poverty in the UK today.