A Torn Safety Net: How the cost of living crisis threatens its own last line of defence
Hannah Rich’s report on the effect the cost of living crisis has had on social and economic security. 07/11/2022
Harriet Sherwood, Guardian columnist, covers our latest report A Torn Safety Net. 07/11/2022
The “last line of defence” against the cost of living crisis is under threat as churches and other community hubs could be forced to close their doors because of spiralling bills and shrinking donations, two UK elder statesmen have said.
Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown and ex–archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams say: “The UK’s faith and voluntary sectors find themselves as precarious as the people they are helping.”
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Harriet Sherwood is the Guardian’s religion correspondent. She was previously Jerusalem correspondent, foreign editor and home editor
Posted 7 November 2022
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