Find out what it really means to miss out on what others take for granted and the deep impact this has on lives and opportunities. The PSE team have filmed with five families living in London, north-east England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Between them, they represent each of the following key groups vulnerable to poverty:
All lack a range of the necessities selected by the public as essential for a minimum living standard in the UK today (see the full list of necessities in Attitudes to necessities in the UK). They are all also living on a low income. Using the consensual method for defining poverty that underpins the PSE: UK research, each household is living in poverty.
The following series of short films were recorded between late 2011 and early 2012. The PSE team is very grateful to all the families who are sharing their experiences with us.