Low Wages Mean No Quality Of Life

19 January 2015, 17:42 | Updated: 20 January 2015, 15:23

Single parents in Wales - struggling on low wages - are telling Heart it's impossible to have any sort of quality of life.

It's as a report finds the number of people finding it hard to make ends meet here is rising.

Researchers say a growing number of people don't have enough money coming in for what's considered to be a socially acceptable standard of living.

Wales now stands alongside London and parts of the north east of England as having some of the most deprived areas for families with children, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Low wages are making it tough to cover housing and childcare costs.

Lee is a single dad from Pontypridd:

The Welsh Government tells Heart it recognises the challenges families here are facing and has repeatedly asked Westminster to rethink its cuts and changes to welfare benefits.

It added 120 million pounds is invested every year in Wales in programmes like Families First and Flying Start which help those living in poverty.