Queens Cross Housing Association in Glasgow have just published a report which highlights the levels of poverty in one of Glasgow’s poorest areas.
Research was undertaken by the HA to understand the community demographics of their tenants, with a view to identifying any barriers tenants may experience in accessing services, to ensure that services provided by the organisation meet their needs and to prepare for the impact of welfare reform.
The research revealed shocking disadvantage among residents. 70% the association’s tenants live in poverty, while 35% live on less than £150 a week. Worryingly, of the 300 tenants affected by the bedroom tax, 75% were unable to pay the shortfall. 37% of tenants experience fuel poverty, with nearly 10% spending more than a fifth of their income on energy. Only 46% have internet access, compared to a Glasgow average of 60%. 35% of tenants are in employment, however only 14% have full-time jobs.
Read the Getting to Know You Report