Maria is one of thousands of parents up and down the country who have received support from their council through local welfare provision funding. She was living with her abusive partner and her child, with no access to the household’s money, and no family in the country.
When she took the brave step of fleeing her husband to a Solace Women’s Aid refuge, she was reliant on this funding to help her set up a new home for her and her child. Understandably, since then Maria’s focus has been on rebuilding her life.
Incredibly, schemes like the one that Maria relied on are now under serious threat.
You can read the full post on the Bright Blue blog. Bright Blue is an independent think tank and pressure group for liberal conservatism.