At a time when many people are struggling to find work or to cope with the rising cost of living there is a growing concern about poverty in this country. Middlesbrough faces particular challenges; unemployment here is twice the national average and child poverty the third highest in the country. This report summarises the findings of a survey conducted by Together Middlesbrough that quantifies the scale and range of social action undertaken by Christian organisations across Middlesbrough to meet these needs.

Watch a short film to see how churches are working together to tackle poverty in Middlesbrough.

Click here to read the full report