Bishops' Letter

General Election: Domestic Poverty

24/02/2015 11:00 am

Homeless man sleeps on the street

There are many families in our communities who are financially vulnerable and struggle to make ends meet; housing and living costs are high.

Many people do not have a living wage to support them and their families. Too many have to turn to the state for additional income and to external voluntary support such as food banks.

Government policies should be assessed on the ways in which they impact those most in need, including those who are homeless or hungry, and how they support and strengthen the family and its capacity to flourish.

Where do your candidates stand on directly helping the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK and also helping them to transform their lives?

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You can download a full PDF of the Bishops' letter on the General Election 2015 to the right of this page. Available in English and Welsh.

To read the letter online, click on the contents list below to navigate:

Introduction

Respecting Life

Supporting Marriage and Family Life

Alleviating Poverty

Educating for the good of all

Building Communities
- Europe
- The Voluntary Sector
- Living Wage and the Dignity of Human Work
- Asylum and Immigration
- Religious Freedom

Caring for the World
- Overseas Aid and Development
- Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Conclusion

Link

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Letter

General Election 2015

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The Bishops' letter to Catholics in England and Wales about the 2015 General Election. 

Letter

Welsh: General Election 2015

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The Bishops' letter to Catholics in England and Wales about the 2015 General Election. Welsh language version.