Cash Carraway’s debut memoir is a brutal, hard-hitting, profound and darkly funny first-hand account of living below the poverty line as a single mother. Carraway details the day to day realities of living in poverty in austerity Britain – staying in a women’s refuge whilst pregnant, having multiple jobs yet relying on food banks, shifting constantly around temporary accommodation, finding lifelines in her love for her daughter and the bonds of friendships. Blunt, dignified, and startling, Skint Estate takes Cash’s personal story and skilfully weaves it into a manifesto for change.

  Chaired by Steve Drayton BBC Newcastle