I am a single mum working full-time. I’ve been affected by the Poverty Premium and got involved with the Fair by Design campaign to support other single parents who are coping with the high cost of living, both before and after housing costs.
Research shows that single parents are disproportionately worse off when it comes to dealing with essential housing costs, such as rent, furniture and white goods (e.g. cookers and washing machines). Single parents who work full-time are penalised by a tick box system which pushes those households further into poverty.
WHEN I’M NOT CAMPAIGNING
In my spare time, I enjoy reading epic fantasy novels, travelling around the country, and working with Flagz Mas Band junior members to create carnival costumes and dance routines for the Notting Hill Carnival.