Friday, November 3, 2017

Single Mum Who Shares Flat With 7 Children Hits Back At Strangers Who Think She's A Benefits Scrounger

A single mum who lives in a cramped three-bedroom flat with her seven children says she has had to defend herself from strangers who think she's a benefits scrounger.

The 35-year-old mum, Corinne, says she is "put into a box" due to the size of her family, even though she runs a Caribbean takeaway and works 10 hours a day, six days a week to take care of her children.

But Corinne revealed how she is massively in debt as her business struggles and she spends roughly £800 on food and up to £400 on clothing every month.

And the family have practically no personal space or privacy in their three-bedroom maisonette, where six of the children share two bedrooms.

Corinne and her children were featured on Big Family Values: More Kids than Cash, a new Channel 5 documentary which explores how big families make ends meet.

The programme did not explain what, if any, benefits they claim.

In the documentary, Corinne says: "People think, 'Are they on benefits? Are they scrounging? Are they doing this?'

"You're put into a box. So for me, I want to show my kids is get up go to work, earn your keep - you'll be rewarded at the end."

After becoming a mum in her teens, Corrine completed her A-levels and received a degree, and has now gone on to run her own restaurant.

But her takeaway in north London only breaks even and Corinne is about £35,000 in debt.


  1. Over $1000:00 per month just for food.
    What are these people eating?
    They possibly belong to those that buys too much food and waste them every month.

    Over $500 per month on clothes. Must one buy clothes every month?

    I can bet my ass that each one of these kids with their mum are all rocking the latest iPhones.

    Why wouldn't she be in debt.

    And where are the fathers of these children?
    They need to contribute to their upbringings too.
    The tax payers ought not to be financially responsible for these kid's upbringing when their fathers are alive and possibly working underground.

    What this woman need is to slap child support on the fathers of her kids and then cut her coat to her size. She would then be fine.


  2. where are the fathers of these children?