As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Anglicare Australia has released a report showing that demand is surging for help with food, rent and bills.
Nothing Left to Give surveyed Anglicare Australia’s Emergency Relief services. It found that:
- All services (100%) have seen a surge in demand
- Most services (50%) have seen demand grow by a third or more
- Three in five services (58%) have seen changes in who needs help, such as people in paid work and parents with children
- Two in three services (67%) say that housing costs are the biggest factor for people who need help.