Monday, 21 March 2011

When fear drives us more than hunger?

This superb short film (click play essay) profiles some of the 2/3 of eligible pensioners in the US who don't claim support with food costs.

Meanwhile, here in the UK, regional and national news keeps commenting on the spikes in demand for foodbanks.

Earlier last week, CCCS published its 2010 debt statistics, profiling the people who had called on the charity for support. Echoing our own work exploring Debt Advice Trends, there is increasing concern about older people falling into poverty and debt - and as the graphic below shows, the burdens shouldered in later life are often far greater.

Zero-credit is shortly to examine older people's experiences of personal debt and would like to hear from anyone who wishes to share their stories with us. If you or someone you know would like to speak to us, please email Thanks.


CCCS Debt & Age

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