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13.5 million people in the UK live in poverty. Often called chavs, cheats or scroungers by mainstream media, my job is to tell the stories of those living in poverty in the UK, to change public perception and to create meaningful change at government level.
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There's a saying in my home town of Wigan, in the North of England, that's often shouted at football matches and displayed on souvenirs. It goes 'We come from Wigan and we live in mud...
Poverty in the UK,
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