Find out about Suffolk County Council's poverty strategy and the actions it is taking to help reduce the impacts of poverty in Suffolk.
What is poverty?
Poverty is when your resources are well below your minimum needs. Poverty is about more than just money, but a lack of money is the defining feature of being poor. People are in poverty when they lack the resources to obtain the diet, have the living conditions, and participate in the activities that are usual in society. Their resources are so far below those of the average family that they are excluded from ordinary living. Using 2018/19 figures for the average UK income, a household is considered to be in relative poverty if they have income of £17,760 per year (or £308 per week) or less. If you need immediate support please use the links below.