Govt Newspeak

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The Canary has been speaking to real people on the ground at foodbanks and street homeless projects in Cornwall. 17 neighbourhoods in the county “are among the most deprived (worst 10%) in England”. In 2016, over a quarter of Cornish children were identified as living in poverty. Cornwall also has the third highest rate of homelessness in the country, and it faces the specific challenges of rural deprivation and poverty.
Donovan Gardener is chatting to Sarah* at the Camborne foodbank in Cornwall. He asks if she’s heard anything about her Universal Credit claim yet. She’s not sure, she says, because she couldn’t afford to pay her broadband or phone bill. He suggests that she also comes back next week when there’s a team of advisors to help. But for today, Sarah just needs food; because “the cupboards are empty,” she tells The Canary, and the “kids are hungry”.

“I don’t want…

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