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Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'

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Four-in-10 disabled children in the UK live "in poverty", according to the Children's Society.

Via Michael Chitty, Niki Ng
Niki Ng's insight:

In this article, I see disabled children suffering from poverty, and the UK government is doing their best to help them .

I wonder where did the parents of the disabled children went and why did they left their child alone to suffer . 

I think the government is trying their best to help those disabled children as they are already physically having disablities plus their parents are not by their side. I think the children will be sent to someone who would be able to take good care of them.

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Yousuf Ponipo's curator insight, January 20, 2014 4:52 AM

Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'.

From the news, I got to know that according to the Children's Society in the UK, about one third of the children lives in poverty. The government said that from 2013, it will bring in a single monthly payment - known as a Universal Credit - which will replace a range of benefits. The Children charity says nearly a third of the 320,000 live in "severe poverty" - where the income is less than 40% of the average. So, for all thses issues the government  ensure that people receive the same level of support from childhood and beyond, with resources targeted at those people who need the most help. 

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:48 AM

Connect : I feel that this article is very informative but also staggering at the same time as 4 in 10 disabled children are living in poverty in the UK and  1 in 3 disabled children in the population as a whole. This is alarming to me as the number of disabled children living in poverty in the UK is 320,000.  This is defined as being in a family where the income is less than 60% of the national average. 

 

Extend:  I am relieved to know that the UK Government is doing something to help like  introducing the Welfare Reform Bill and the child tax credit. The universal credit scheme also provided support through  '' disability additions''. All these  helped  to cut down financial costs of the low income families with disabled children with lower tax and they can make use of the tax savings to make ends meet and also send their disabled children for treatment.

 

Challenge:I am puzzled  why there are so many disabled children living in poverty in Uk. I am also interested to know how effective are the Tax Credit schemes.

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Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'

Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor' | Poverty Assignment_Niki | Scoop.it
Four-in-10 disabled children in the UK live "in poverty", according to the Children's Society.

Via Michael Chitty
more...
Yousuf Ponipo's curator insight, January 20, 2014 4:52 AM

Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'.

From the news, I got to know that according to the Children's Society in the UK, about one third of the children lives in poverty. The government said that from 2013, it will bring in a single monthly payment - known as a Universal Credit - which will replace a range of benefits. The Children charity says nearly a third of the 320,000 live in "severe poverty" - where the income is less than 40% of the average. So, for all thses issues the government  ensure that people receive the same level of support from childhood and beyond, with resources targeted at those people who need the most help. 

Niki Ng's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:12 PM

In this article, I see disabled children suffering from poverty, and the UK government is doing their best to help them .

I wonder where did the parents of the disabled children went and why did they left their child alone to suffer . 

I think the government is trying their best to help those disabled children as they are already physically having disablities plus their parents are not by their side. I think the children will be sent to someone who would be able to take good care of them.

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:48 AM

Connect : I feel that this article is very informative but also staggering at the same time as 4 in 10 disabled children are living in poverty in the UK and  1 in 3 disabled children in the population as a whole. This is alarming to me as the number of disabled children living in poverty in the UK is 320,000.  This is defined as being in a family where the income is less than 60% of the national average. 

 

Extend:  I am relieved to know that the UK Government is doing something to help like  introducing the Welfare Reform Bill and the child tax credit. The universal credit scheme also provided support through  '' disability additions''. All these  helped  to cut down financial costs of the low income families with disabled children with lower tax and they can make use of the tax savings to make ends meet and also send their disabled children for treatment.

 

Challenge:I am puzzled  why there are so many disabled children living in poverty in Uk. I am also interested to know how effective are the Tax Credit schemes.