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9 Jul 2018

The strain of the summer holidays

Financial costs of summer worrying families

Not everyone in the UK is fortunate enough to jet away on their holidays this summer and for some, particularly families, the summer break is a time where a financial pinch is felt. Research from Turn2us has revealed that over a third (36%) of parents are worried about the impact of the summer holidays on their ability to pay household bills and expenses, whilst as many as 42% are concerned about spending more money on food for their children during this time.Children beach.jpg

For those living on a financial knife-edge a sudden change in disposable income can therefore plunge a family into difficulties, resulting in them seeking a payday loan or borrowing from friends/family. 

How GroceryAid helps those in need 

  • In June 2018 all our active beneficiaries with dependent children received £150 per child to help with additional summer costs
  • We offer those enrolled on our Carers Programme a respite break worth £300 annually 

If you’re struggling to cope financially please call our Freephone Helpline on 08088 021122. Alternatively help can be found online via our Live Chat. Get in touch and we’ll see if we’re able to help you get back on track. 

Summer support for Emily* 

One of the families we helped this summer is Emily’s. Emily is the mother of a teenager and two younger children under five, one with Cystic Fibrosis. Emily told us just how much the payment meant to them, helping to buy new trainers and school shoes, plus some summer clothes. With the remaining money Emily is hoping to buy a swing set for the garden. 

*Name changed to protect identity


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