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Financial worries causing families to cut back on heating and food

Feb 10, 2022 09:02 By Shannonside News
Financial worries causing families to cut back on heating and food Financial worries causing families to cut back on heating and food
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Many families are cutting back on essentials.

17% of people say they've cut back on essentials, including food, because they are so worried about their finances.

A survey conducted for the Society of the St. Vincent De Paul has found the number of people struggling financially has doubled since the start of the pandemic, from from 9 to 18%.

The Red C poll found 37% have cut back on their heating and electricity use, that rises to 50% among single parents.

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Dr. Tricia Kielthy from the S.V.D.P says people are genuinely worried about how they're going to pay for essentials:

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