The cost of living crisis is not just impacting the homeless, it's impacting working people too.

According to Bolton Homeless Aid UK, they are seeing a rise in the number of people who are visiting them for food and it is not just homeless people who are attending.

Billa Ahmed, the group's co-founder said people need help now more than ever before.

He said: "There's been a massive increase in the people we have got coming to us, we've even got people coming to us who are working as well but they can't afford a meal and are being told to get better jobs or do more hours and they are struggling as well.

"There's a lot of people, it's not just people that are under the poverty line.

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"We've got people from every different background that are coming and when they do get food from us, some have even told us 'how are we going to heat the food or cook the food' because they are having to think twice with their gas and electric bills, they don't know which way to turn.

"I think this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is going to happen because in October and going forward there is just going to be more price increases.

"The people who are looking out for us, the Government, need to do more and it's just going to drive more and more people into poverty.

"Lots of foodbanks across the country are reporting of high numbers and it's going to get even more worse.

"We don't know what's going to happen each day, there are a lot of people who are on a downward spiral they need continuous help and support.

"I've seen how bad the mental health is of a lot of them.

"We are seeing people that we wouldn't expect turning up to our food bank and asking for help, and we don't judge, we just want to help."

Billa said he is constantly worried about the cost of living crisis because there are so many people who are suffering.

He said: "I'm worried everyday, I think about this all the time.

"People are screaming and are literally crying saying we need help.

"I don't think that it's hit home yet that it's going to get worse and people don't realise what people are actually going through at the moment and I'm really worried what's going to happen for the future.

"What I'd say to the community is look out for one another, look out for the elderly and vulnerable especially, but also look out for the people who might not look like they are struggling too."