‘Wrap Up Lancs’ is a charity that tackles homelessness in our local area. Homelessness in Lancashire is a large problem as 2,789 households in Lancashire are homeless. Due to the cost of living crisis, many more families/ people may be pushed over the edge as 157,319 of the total population of Lancashire are already income deprived. As inflation and energy prices continue to increase, this issue is becoming ever more present in Lancashire as thousands more people in are at risk of needing charities like Wrap up Lancs. 78,620 children in Lancashire experience this poverty and it is proved that this causes constant high levels of stress whilst living overcrowded or unsafe houses. These children also experience fear of crime and have poor concentration in school. The more homeless people there are, the higher the country’s poverty rate is, which could lead to a lower quality of life such as being unable to fund projects in infrastructure, education and health. As a high school, we are fortunate enough to be able to donate warm clothes to those who are less fortunate and these reasons support why Wrap Up Lancs make a giant difference to those deprived in our community.
We can’t thank all the families enough who have sent donations into school. You have truly made a great difference to the suffering within our local area.
(Martha, Jemima, Prisha and Zarisha, YR10)