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Cardiff carer, 17, reacts to poverty study

Falling incomes will mean the biggest drop for middle-income families since the 1970s - and will push 600,000 more children into poverty, says a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

The IFS forecasts two years "dominated by a large decline" in incomes.

Rhiannon Lewis, 17, from Ely in Cardiff, cares for her father full-time and is an ambassador for the charity, Save the Children.

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said benefits changes would tackle poverty by "making work pay".

Rhiannon talked to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales about how she and her family coped.

  • 11 Oct 2011
  • From the section Wales