Cost-of-living crisis documentary: How Depher CIC, Healthier Heroes, and St Catherine's CE Church are helping Burnley's poorest survive
More Burnley people have fallen into the quicksand of poverty – with the most vulnerable sinking the deepest.
By Laura Longworth and Kelvin Stuttard
Published 21st Mar 2023, 17:13 BST- 1 min read
Updated 21st Mar 2023, 17:18 BST
With food and energy prices soaring and wages remaining stagnant, a new kind of poor has emerged in the town, according to voluntary groups.
We speak to three community heroes working on the front lines - Depher, St Catherine's CE Church, and Healthier Heroes - about their fight against the cost of living crisis and how hard life is for those in need.
With charities struggling to keep the lights on, we ask how much the mission to help the poor should fall on the voluntary sector.