Neglect and the perfect storm

By Jo Porter | 07 March 2023

Recently, I settled in on a Sunday evening to watch the globetrotting journalist Simon Reeves, hampered by the then Covid restrictions, doing a deep dive into Cornwall and particularly the troubles locals faced.

He shone a spotlight on the lack of affordable housing, reasonably paid and regular employment and the exponential rises in the use of food banks. Sadly, this isn’t specific to Cornwall – headlines report that families are struggling to have even one meal a day. In the same news reports we see public bodies struggling to meet service needs and having to cut what had previously been seen as essential services.

Want full article access?


Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

Already a subscriber? Login

Childrens services Legislation Poverty Cost of living
Top