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Essex County Council made a commitment to supporting working families who are ‘just about managing’ (JAM) financially - those not experiencing severe deprivation, but still earning below the level required for a decent standard of living.

The council generally has little contact with working families unless they tip into crisis and need our services and support, and we had limited insight into the experiences of this group. Research was therefore carried out in order to better understand this cohort’s lived experiences, the challenges they face, and to identify where there are opportunities to proactively support these families. This included research to understand the impacts of Covid-19 and lockdown on working families.

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Created a year ago, updated a year ago