Listen to our most recent webinar on the cost of living crisis in K+C
At the end of 2021, as the Kensington + Chelsea community faced the continued impact of the Covid-19 crisis, our research revealed the shocking extent of growing inequalities in the borough on the lives and livelihoods of its residents. We discovered a staggering 15 year difference in life expectancy for women living less than a third of a mile apart; a borough with 45% of children attending private school but 25% living in poverty; and a tripling of benefit claims from working residents unable to meet their living costs. New data also reveals that 10% of households in the borough are in food poverty and 12% in fuel poverty.
Against that backdrop, the current cost of living crisis will inevitably widen and deepen existing inequalities, increasing both levels of poverty and anxiety – the latter already being significantly higher in Kensington and Chelsea than elsewhere in London or the UK.
Listen to our latest webinar to hear from our frontline charity partners as they work to tackle this current crisis.