Yes it’s in the news again but how are governments and welfare agencies going to fix the issue? Poverty is not a new social issue, it’s been around since the birth of mankind but one would have thought that in the twenty first century with the advancement of mankind poverty would have been eradicated. Apparently not so! In fact in many countries poverty thrives. Poverty is created within societies by differing causes, some we can control and change, some we cannot. All governments have a responsibility to their citizens to provide opportunities for affordable housing, health, education and work.