Low-paid workers are really suffering
Carmel Webb is a youth worker in Tuffley and Podsmead who runs the Freedom Kids youth club.
"IT is the families who are working who are suffering most and finding it hard to feed their children.
"You see some people turn to crime to feed their children, but it is only because they do not have a choice and become desperate.
"I know people who are asking to borrow money off people claiming benefits to feed their own family, and that is not right.
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"There is not enough financial help available for some of the most needy or people don't know how to access the right help.
"Some people have to seriously consider if it's worth them going for a low-paid job if they will be able to receive more money from claiming benefits."