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Free school meals: Who is eligible? And how do you apply? Here's all you need to know
Free school meals
Free school meals

Free school meals: Who is eligible? And how do you apply? Here's all you need to know

We outline free school meals eligibility, how much it costs, how children can access them, and whether they are available over the holidays
Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?
suella braverman
Child poverty

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?

DWP shamed over 'cruel' two-child benefit cap as millions trapped in poverty: 'Scrap this sibling tax'
Benefits

DWP shamed over 'cruel' two-child benefit cap as millions trapped in poverty: 'Scrap this sibling tax'

'A national scandal': Shocking number of kids living in dangerously mouldy homes, social workers say
Cost of living crisis

'A national scandal': Shocking number of kids living in dangerously mouldy homes, social workers say

I'm a single mum living in poverty. Worrying about how it affects my children keeps me up at night
Lauren

I'm a single mum living in poverty. Worrying about how it affects my children keeps me up at night

Family court sees trauma every day. Here's how we can help struggling parents break the cycle
Teresa Thornhill

Family court sees trauma every day. Here's how we can help struggling parents break the cycle

'Utterly dire situation': Childcare costs surge to 'eye-watering' £158 per week
childcare
Childcare

'Utterly dire situation': Childcare costs surge to 'eye-watering' £158 per week

How baby banks are fighting child poverty and empowering mums in the cost of living crisis
baby banks/ thea
Mother's Day

How baby banks are fighting child poverty and empowering mums in the cost of living crisis

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going
mother's uncovered
Maggie Gordon-Walker

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Women, family and children
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Women, family and children

I never knew my mother before her accident. Maybe I was the lucky one
Robin Ince

I never knew my mother before her accident. Maybe I was the lucky one

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare
single mother/ universal credit
Childcare

Single mum on universal credit feels 'penalised' because she can't find work around childcare

Want to work wherever, whenever? Here’s what the new flexible working law means in practice
Flexible working

Want to work wherever, whenever? Here’s what the new flexible working law means in practice

Free and cheap things to do with kids over the summer holidays
summer holidays activities/ illustration
Summer survival guide

Free and cheap things to do with kids over the summer holidays

How to find a cheap holiday club and get financial support for childcare over the summer holidays
Holiday clubs/ Childcare over the summer holidays
Summer survival guide

How to find a cheap holiday club and get financial support for childcare over the summer holidays

Can I get a school uniform grant? And where to find cheap school uniforms for your children
school uniform illustration
Summer survival guide

Can I get a school uniform grant? And where to find cheap school uniforms for your children

After a lifetime of dogs, my father's final one was no more
ROBIN INCE

After a lifetime of dogs, my father's final one was no more

Families are the invisible victims of addiction forgotten by our healthcare system
Addiction

Families are the invisible victims of addiction forgotten by our healthcare system

The best UK music festivals for families 2023
Bluedot proves it's one of the best festivals for families with Jedi training. Photo: George Harrison / Bluedot
Festival Guide 2023

The best UK music festivals for families 2023

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past
A typewriter and a photo of a German in Nazi uniform
Generational trauma

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past

Robin Ince: My Dad is gone, but our shared love of books remains
Robin Ince's bookmarks
In memoriam

Robin Ince: My Dad is gone, but our shared love of books remains

The Long Form by Kate Briggs: Profoundly ambiguous, wonderfully unstructured
The Long Form book cover
review

The Long Form by Kate Briggs: Profoundly ambiguous, wonderfully unstructured

How to get free childcare, tax-free childcare and childcare vouchers to help with Easter holidays costs in 2023
affordable childcare/ february half term
Children

How to get free childcare, tax-free childcare and childcare vouchers to help with Easter holidays costs in 2023

Sam Delaney's guide to surviving a family party
Balloons at a birthday party
Sam Delaney

Sam Delaney's guide to surviving a family party

Social mobility Tsar Katharine Birbalsingh blames lack of progress on government chaos
Social mobility

Social mobility Tsar Katharine Birbalsingh blames lack of progress on government chaos