In-work poverty is a reality, and people with good jobs
are going without food so their children can eat.
That's the hard-hitting message from our Director of Help and
Advisory Services, Judith Smith, as the Guardian launches a
major series entitled Breadline
Judith spoke to the newspaper as their research reveals 2.2
million children are living in households on an "economic
She says, "There is a clear correlation between mental and
physical wellbeing, and financial hardship. I'm talking depression,
family breakdowns, domestic violence, suicides.
"You have to start asking: at what point does this start to
affect the overall health of the nation?"
It's one of the reasons why The Charity for Civil Servants is
changing its focus to ensure it provides support and advice across
a wide range of problems.
At our Annual General Meeting this coming Thursday (21 June),
Judith is expected to outline more about what she calls "a services
revolution", with more initiatives likely to join Carer's
Passport and Health on your Mind.
"Good advice and guidance, and strong partnerships with other
charities goes much further," she says, "and makes so much more