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Child poverty stories

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We run over 960 children's services working directly with over 240,000 children, young people and their families every year across the UK.

These case studies tell the stories of some of our work to transform the lives of children, young people and families living in poverty across the UK.

Tammy's story

There was damp in the boys’ room. The fire was leaking carbon monoxide.

Watch Tammy's video to find out how we helped her find work to support her sons.

Tatiana's story of homelessness

If it wasn't for The Base, I wouldn't have my child with me now, I'd still be homeless.

Watch Tatiana's video to find out how Barnardo's helped transform her life.

Claire's story of poverty

[Ruby] knows, she could see me worrying about it. I couldn’t believe it when she said 'don’t worry mummy I won’t have a birthday present this year.' That made me cry so much, I felt so guilty for not being able to give them more.

Read Claire's story to find out how Barnardo's helped transform her life.

Real stories