Teachers living in sheds, cars and using food banks as demand for grants rises, charity warns

Hundreds of teachers and support staff are at risk of losing their home or being unable to pay rent, according to the Education Support Partnership, a charity that provides emergency grants.  The Independent reports.

The number of teachers applying for cash handouts for housing from the charity rose by 67 per cent between 2016 and 2018 – and the charity expects applications to reach a record high this year. 

Figures provided to The Independent show the charity received 832 applications for housing grants from teachers in 2018, compared to 661 in 2017 and 498 in 2016.

One full-time teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Independent that she had to use a food bank ten times in the past year in order to feed her two children. 

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