Fresh cases of Victorian illnesses have been reported in Salford in shocking report
The number of malnutrition cases in Salford has DOUBLED – with many of the victims children.
Victorian illnesses such as rickets and beriberi – thought to be long eradicated – are on the rise due to food poverty according to a shocking new report/
The number of people being admitted to hospital with the condition doubled over a four year period.
Although health conditions are often a primary cause, Salford council leaders believes that poverty is also to blame.
Paul Dennett, the city’s elected Mayor, told the MEN he would take action, saying: “Poverty which we once thought was relegated to the distant past is cropping up again in Salford – malnutrition, hunger, fuel poverty and homelessness.
“Only yesterday I was contacted by Salford Central Foodbank, reporting their stocks of food were the lowest they had ever been.”