Thrive Teesside project manager Tracey Herrington spoke to Rachel Conner-Hill from South Wales Guardian about levels of destitution rising in the North East.

“Tracey Herrington, project manager for Thrive Teesside, a charity working to tackle poverty in the region, said: “Things need to change quickly, but they are not going to. I’m not being pessimistic, just realistic.

“There needs to be people acting on or listening to these issues or they will get worse and I dread to think what will happen.”

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