Suffolk: 78,000 people are living in poverty

78,000 people are living in poverty across the county and some areas host the worst deprivation in the UK, a report has revealed.

Cambridge University research has highlighted parts of Suffolk are in need of local and national funding in an investigation commissioned by The Suffolk Foundation.

Parts of Ipswich and Waveney are counted among most deprived parts of the UK with one in four children living in poverty, academics found.

In addition, more than seven per cent of young people are not in education, employment or training - one of the highest rates for rural England .

The report is intended to highlight where money is needed to the Foundation so it can tackle these social and economic problems.

You may also want to watch:

See tomorrow’s Evening Star for the full story.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter