Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mums 'selling sex to feed their children

 

 Mums 'selling sex to feed their children as benefit cuts hit Hull's poorest'



Here a shocking story that tells us much about the extremities that people have be forced into by austerity and government deep cuts.


WOMEN are turning to prostitution to feed their children as welfare reforms hit the poorest and most vulnerable families in Hull.


Staff at the Lighthouse Project, a charity supporting street workers in Hull, have seen a increase in women turning to prostitution as unemployment rates soar and benefit cuts take hold.


Humberside Police is about to launch a new campaign to help the women after recognising the problem, Anne Dannerolle, chair of trustees at the charity, revealed they are now giving out food parcels to the women selling their bodies for sex.


She said: "We have started to see women who are literally starving and they are out there to feed themselves.


 

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