• By Amy Richardson
  • Cause in UK

Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids


In Britain today 4.1 million children are growing up in poverty. Narrated by Sheridan Smith OBE actress and singer and from BAFTA-winning director Jezza Neumann comes a Dispatches special. As Channel 4 spent a year with three children and their families to show what life is like when you don’t have enough money for essentials. Told first hand through the children’s perspectives who are growing up in poverty, this is their story, in their words.

These articulate and engaging kids tell their own stories and wryly observe the impact poverty and homelessness is having on their families, including the toll it is taking on their parents’ mental health. Warm, funny at times, but above all moving, this film looks at the realities of life on the breadline, as faced by over four million kids, through the eyes of these amazing children. Find out more about the film and the inspiring families featured, by going to the True Vision website.

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