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Charity report that record numbers can't afford school uniforms

01/08/22, 11:30

In Scotland demand for free uniforms and equipment provided by the 'Back to School Bank' charity has almost tripled.

According to a BBC report record numbers of parents cannot afford to buy school uniforms as the cost of living crisis deepens.

In Scotland demand for the 'Back to School Bank' has almost tripled since 2018. The group provides new uniforms, shoes and stationery for children whose parents are in financial difficulty.

Sandra Douglas, the founder of Back to School Bank, said: "This year has been incredibly difficult. This isn't people on benefits. These are people who are working. Some people have two jobs and still can't manage."

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