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Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'
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Food banks

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'

As the Trussell Trust reports record demand at their food banks, a disability benefits claimant shares his story of struggling to survive after an injury left him unable to work and reliant on social security and food banks
'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness
PIP and schizophrenia/ Pauline
Benefits

'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out
learning disability hospital/ sarah
Disabilities

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out

My cousin was killed in front of his six-year-old son. I need to get my family out of Gaza
Israel-Gaza war

My cousin was killed in front of his six-year-old son. I need to get my family out of Gaza

My family faced hell on earth in Gaza. Leaving was their only option for survival
Israel-Gaza war

My family faced hell on earth in Gaza. Leaving was their only option for survival

I used to dream of being a doctor in the UK. Now I'm searching for ways to survive in Palestine
gaza/ mohammed
Israel-Gaza war

I used to dream of being a doctor in the UK. Now I'm searching for ways to survive in Palestine

'Helpless' UK residents call for Home Office to help get families out of Gaza: 'We feel betrayed'
gaza
Israel-Gaza war

'Helpless' UK residents call for Home Office to help get families out of Gaza: 'We feel betrayed'

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children's charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution
poverty/ selfa
Poverty

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children's charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on
social care/ abbie bowler
Social care

Care worker faced homelessness as low pay left her with 'nothing' to fall back on

'I just cry': Millions of elderly Brits in poverty as state pension falls short of basic living costs
pensioner yvonne
Poverty

'I just cry': Millions of elderly Brits in poverty as state pension falls short of basic living costs

I had no job, long-term mental health issues and £50,000 of debt. Now I'm living debt free
debt/ david davensac
Debt

I had no job, long-term mental health issues and £50,000 of debt. Now I'm living debt free

The problem with UK's film industry? It's easier to win an Oscar if you went to private school
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Film

The problem with UK's film industry? It's easier to win an Oscar if you went to private school

Housing estate plagued by mould, damp and dire conditions. Now, residents are fighting back
tower hamlets
Housing

Housing estate plagued by mould, damp and dire conditions. Now, residents are fighting back

Assisted dying: The right to die shouldn't only be for the rich. But could legalising it harm the poor?
norman ward
Assisted dying

Assisted dying: The right to die shouldn't only be for the rich. But could legalising it harm the poor?

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

'There was no way out': Survivors of domestic abuse forced to stay with abusers or face destitution
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Cost of living crisis

'There was no way out': Survivors of domestic abuse forced to stay with abusers or face destitution

I was made homeless aged 16. Rough sleeping is completely different for women than it is men
Lainey International Women's Day
Homelessness

I was made homeless aged 16. Rough sleeping is completely different for women than it is men

I'm 67 and working as a cabby. Rent and cost of living means I'll never be able to afford to retire
Pensioner Rob can't retire because he's renting
Renting

I'm 67 and working as a cabby. Rent and cost of living means I'll never be able to afford to retire

Rising homelessness has UK in a chokehold – but this project is fighting back with mixed martial arts
MMA class to prevent homelessness in Sheffield
Homelessness

Rising homelessness has UK in a chokehold – but this project is fighting back with mixed martial arts

It's a cost of loving crisis: Why young people are getting into thousands in debt looking for love
love and money
Life

It's a cost of loving crisis: Why young people are getting into thousands in debt looking for love

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs
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Community activism

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs

Children forced to sleep on floors as parents skip meals due to cost of living – something has to give
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Child poverty

Children forced to sleep on floors as parents skip meals due to cost of living – something has to give

Ex-child refugee says UK is going backwards on migrant rights: 'Politicians have blood on their hands'
gulwali passarlay, refugee, afghanistan
Immigration

Ex-child refugee says UK is going backwards on migrant rights: 'Politicians have blood on their hands'

Restaurateur Hakan Topkaya puts love into his kebabs. The cost of living crisis threatens it all
kebab, london
Hospitality

Restaurateur Hakan Topkaya puts love into his kebabs. The cost of living crisis threatens it all

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes
benefits claimants hit with overpayments
Benefits

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes