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.

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