10,000 people

These statistics gathered by our Sheffield group provide some food for thought...

Just a thought…

Within a short distance of an average town church in the UK (using national statistics), there are likely to be 10, 000 people, which would include:

  • 2,000 people on low incomes
  • 333 unemployed people
  • 160 people who are homeless or in temporary accommodation
  • 833 carers
  • 1,100 with some kind of mental health problems
  • 1,200 people living alone, 580 of whom would be of pensionable age (Friends of the Elderly have a report on this issue).
  • 910 people on some sort of benefit

What is your church doing to stand alongside these people?

(With thanks to Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield)

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