Wales' working poor: 'It affects your quality of life'

David Cramb, from Barry, was one of more than 3,000 people at a jobs fair in Cardiff yesterday.

He is a full-time van driver, but also does bar work to earn more money.

He says he has worked 22 hours a day at times, but added: "It does affect the quality of your life - come the weekend you've got no energy to do anything."

David is looking for more part-time work, as money is tight.

"We're surviving," he said. "It's paying the bills, buying food, and that's about all we can cover at the moment."


'Shocking rise' in working poor

There has been a 'shocking rise' in the number of people in Wales who are in employment but living below the poverty line, according to a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.