Together Southwark’s work is based in the area covered by the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. This area is faced by a number of key issues of poverty and is home to communities of notable deprivation.
The most significant poverty-related issue in this area is households of lone parenthood, an issue that can lead to significant financial hardship. Did you know that 28% of households, as a percentage of all households, are single parents with dependent children?
That’s not all. The diocese also suffers from disproportionately high levels of child poverty and pensioner poverty, standing at 23% and 20% respectively.
Map showing area of notable poverty in the diocese. Darker red denotes higher levels of poverty.
However, many issues of poverty are focused in specific local areas. The parish of Angell Town: St. John The Evangelist has a child poverty rate of 46%, this highest in the diocese and over double the national average of 21%.
Woolwich: St. Mary Magdalene is another area of need. In this parish working-age poverty stands at 23%. Notably higher than the national average of 13%.
These are just a handful of the issues facing Southwark Diocese. We are committed to doing all we can to help churches and Christians in this area respond to such needs and the many others local people face.
Full details of poverty in the Diocese of Southwark can be found on the research pages of the Church Urban Fund website.
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