Posted on behalf of Pro Bono Economics:

Whether providing food or advice, mental health services or warm spaces, the charity sector has stepped up to make a meaningful difference to the lives of people bearing the brunt of the cost of living crisis. The sector has done so while still tackling the social and economic consequences of the pandemic, from helping children ‘catch up’ on missed education, to supporting people managing long-term health conditions. And it has done so while also bearing additional burdens from the backlogs in public services, which are creating extra demands for charitable services.

This triple tide of demand means more people are seeking more help from charities and community groups, and the help they need is often more intensive and for longer periods of time.

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