North Cotswold Community Awareness
- £6 buys a rug for a child’s bedroom to cover a cold floor
- £10 buys a duvet for a child to ensure they get a proper night’s sleep and are ready for school the next day
- £25 buys a complete school uniform for a child
- £35 buys a family counselling session to bring families together
- £75 buys a specialist therapy session for victims of abuse
- £80 provides a Santa package for an entire family with food, gifts and toiletries
- £100 provides a safe and warm meeting place for a whole term for a mother & toddler support group for the survivors of domestic violence
North Cotswold Community Awareness is a Registered Charity Number 1175482
Public Health England published a report in early 2017 which warned that Rural communities are in danger of being overlooked when it comes to poverty, deprivation and ill-health. In England 9.8m people – or 19% of the population – live in rural settings and while on average people in rural areas have better health than those in cities, the popular idea of the affluent country life is a misconception.
Official statistics have failed to capture the reality that many residents scattered across rural communities face deprivation, poverty and poor health.
“Within a rural community there are significant inequalities between parts that actually are very wealthy and parts that are quite deprived,” – Dr Rashmi Shukla, Public Health England’s regional director for the Midlands and East of England and lead author of the report.
Research is shedding light on a number of issues affecting the health and wellbeing of rural communities, including low-paid work, unemployment of young people, high costs of housing and fuel poverty.
- The Cotswolds has been identified as the second worst area to live in this country if you are poor
- 25% of all children in rural districts live in low-income households
- 1.1million children in low income households live in rural districts
- 66% of children in low income rural households live in a family where at least one parent is working
Cotswold Community Awareness
PO box 99
Moreton in Marsh