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2006: Financial stress and its impact

1 September 2006 The Wesley Report

It is widely recognised that financial hardship impacts on life in many ways—from relationships and personal wellbeing, to the ability to meet daily needs such as adequate nutrition. This report seeks not only to uncover the extent of financial stress felt in the community, but the multitude of problems that it contributes to. It reveals how people can ultimately find themselves in a vicious cycle as they struggle to cope with money worries alongside significant challenges such as marital breakdown, substance abuse and violence. Wesley Mission is committed to developing practical measures that offer solutions to those in financial stress.