Troubled Families

The Government’s Troubled Families programme targeted support at 120,000 families identified by central government as being in need of ‘turning around’ due to experiencing multiple issues of deprivation such as high truancy rates, lack of employment, physical and mental health problems. DCLG estimated that these families cost society about £8 billion[…]

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Are betting shops targeting the poor?

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

Source: Guardian, Campaign for Fairer Gambling The Guardian ran an article on research by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that suggests bookmakers are concentrated in, and take more money from, areas of higher deprivation as measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010. Find out more: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/28/englands-poorest-spend-gambling-machines

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