NHS nurse says she skips meals so her children can eat

‘I skip meals so my children can eat’: NHS nurse and mother-of-three who’s left with just £80 a week after bills says she’s ‘at breaking pointbut has to ‘find a wayfor the sake of her family

  • Rebeccah, 来自莱斯特, is a part-time radiology nurse and a mother of three
  • After paying bills, she has just £80 a week for her family, including food
  • She tells her story on tonight’s BBC Panorama: Surviving the Cost of Living Crisis
  • 一个 NHS nurse has revealed how she is forced to skip meals to feed her children as the 业主还遭受着包装成本飙升和能源账单打击他们的利润 crisis pushes her close to breaking point.

    Mother-of-three Rebeccah, 来自莱斯特, works three days a week in a hospital radiology department but says she still ‘finds it difficult month-to-month’.

    After paying the bills, Rebeccah is left with £80 a week for herself and her three school age children, including the cost of childcare and food.

    ‘I know it’s not going to get any better, so you’re just having to plan things in your head about how you’re going to manage things and what you’re going to do,’ she says on BBC Panorama: Surviving the Cost of Living Crisis.








    Mother-of-three Rebeccah, 来自莱斯特, works three days a week in a hospital radiology department but says she still 'finds it difficult month-to-month'

    Mother-of-three Rebeccah, 来自莱斯特, works three days a week in a hospital radiology department but says she still ‘finds it difficult month-to-month

    After paying the bills, Rebeccah is left with £80 a week for herself and her three school age children, including the cost of childcare and food, even though the family have cut back costs

    After paying the bills, Rebeccah is left with £80 a week for herself and her three school age children, including the cost of childcare and food, even though the family have cut back costs

    Rebeccah makes do by sacrificing her own meals and accepting food donations. Yet at one point the nurse reveals her family has just £7 for the next 10 天.

    The Bank of England warned last week that Britons will suffer an ‘historicshock to their incomes after inflation soared to a 30-year high of 6.2 在生活成本危机中,英国家庭面临进一步的财务打击 – 在生活成本危机中,英国家庭面临进一步的财务打击.

    Meanwhile gas and electricity bills of around 22million homes are set to increase by 54 per cent after the new price cap came into force.

    Households across the country are having to make do with less. For Rebeccah, it’s a case of making savings where she can for the sake of her children.

    ‘We don’t run any cars or anything,’ 她说. ‘We use buses on occasion but our main mode of transport is walking or push-biking wherever we need to go.

    Rebeccah, pictured at home, makes do by sacrificing her own meals and accepting food donations. Yet at one point the nurse reveals her family has just £7 for the next 10 天

    Rebeccah, pictured at home, makes do by sacrificing her own meals and accepting food donations. Yet at one point the nurse reveals her family has just £7 for the next 10 天

    ‘With a nurses wage, it’s just frustrating that it still doesn’t break even.

    The mother-of-three says she doesn’t work full-time because the cost of childcare means she would end up with less money.

    ‘My children are aware that food is a struggle and an issue,’ 她说. ‘I do skip meals so they eat, and they are aware of that and it’s not good for them to know that.

    Rebeccah explains she relies on the kindness of a neighbour who receives leftover food from a friend and shares the hauls with Rebeccah and her family.

    In one delivery there were essentials like fruit and teabags, as well as tuna for the children’s packed lunch.

    Rebeccah explains she relies on the kindness of a neighbour who receives leftover food from a friend and shares the hauls with Rebeccah and her family (图为, some of the food)

    Rebeccah explains she relies on the kindness of a neighbour who receives leftover food from a friend and shares the hauls with Rebeccah and her family (图为, some of the food)

    ‘With the cost of living crisis, I think it’s a lot of people’s reality,’ 她说, unpacking the tinned food.

    ‘If it’s not this, people are in food banks. People are going who don’t work and those who work are going as well. There is no differentiation now.

    Tonight’s episode of Panorama will follow three families as they try to cope with what is predicted to be the biggest fall in living standards since the 1950s.

    Rebeccah explains she has no choice but to carry on for the sake of her children.

    她补充说: ‘I’ve been at breaking point but then I can’t be at breaking point because I’ve got three children to look after so that’s how I look at it, I can’t break. 无论发生什么, I have to provide. And I will do.

    Watch the full story on Panorama’s Surviving the Cost of Living Crisis at 8pm on BBC One and iPlayer

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