In Indre-et-Loire, more than one in 10 inhabitants is considered poor according to a report from Secours catholique

In Indre-et-Loire, more than one in 10 inhabitants is considered poor according to a report from Secours catholique
In Indre-et-Loire, more than one in 10 inhabitants is considered poor according to a report from Secours catholique

Certainly, Touraine does better than the national average. However, the numbers are still too high. In its 2023 activity report, published this Thursday, May 16, Secours catholique reports a poverty rate of 12.8% in Indre-et-Loire, compared to 14.5% nationally. A threshold calculated at 60% of the median standard of living, that is to say the amount for which half of the people receive less and the other half more. Based on data from INSEE and the Observatory of Inequalities, the association estimates thatwe are poor from the moment we receive less than 1,158 euros per month for a single personor less than 2,895 euros for a couple with two children over 14 years old.

In five municipalities of Indre-et-Loire, more than one in five residents are affected. In Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, the poverty rate is the highest in the department (24%). Followed by Descartes (22%), Tours (21%), Château-Renault and La Riche (20%). Conversely, it is in Fondettes that we find the fewest people in very precarious situations (5%).

No more requests to the aid commission

If we take the so-called priority districts of the city, in the Metropolis, the percentages explode. In Sanitas, Rochepinard, Rabière and Les Fontaines, more than one in two residents is considered poor. 18-30 year olds are mainly affected (22%), followed by single-parent or very large families.

Nothing surprising, in short. But this inventory has the merit of allowing Secours catholique to better understand the needs. The document will serve as a comparative basis for years to come. The association, which supports 3,600 people each year, also notes that the aid commission receives 30% more requests, from one year to the next. It is she who decides whether or not to allocate money to supplement the payment of rent or electricity bills, for example. This aid to people represented 14% of the total budget of Secours catholique d’Indre-et-Loire in 2023, with 103,000 euros paid.

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