Making the move into work easier
Helping with the cost of raising a child
Breaking the link between poor health and poverty
Work should be the surest way out of poverty
The real Living Wage provides people the minimum standard of living to provide for themselves and their families. This can reduce stress, absenteeism, and improve the quality of life for thousands of households.
Unemployment levels may be dropping, but with approximately two thirds of households experiencing the effects of poverty having someone in employment, employment in itself is not the route out of poverty. It is good quality employment, which pays the real Living Wage, which will ultimately mean households have enough money to meet the basic cost of living.
Like many urban areas, Lincoln faces a challenge: