Sharp falling life expectance rates in England

‘The King’s Fund’ – an English independent think tank –  assessed the health system in England and concluded that Britons’ life expectance rates are falling sharply. Yet again, the results become evident of the government’s austerity program. Since 2008 budget cuts have undermined essential amenities, health and social programs in cities all over England. Take for example the city of Hartlepool. Here the foodbank is helping local people in crisis. Cities like Hartlepool witnessed an explosion of foodbanks and community kitchens during the last few years.
Quote from the Hartlepool Foodbank’s Facebook page: Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. … Foodbanks also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services. … Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. A simple box of food makes a big difference.”

Source:; courtesy Hartlepool Foodbank & The King’s Fund

Image compiled from Hartlepool Foodbank’s Facebook page