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Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund
food bank/ household support fund
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund

Sabine Goodwin, director of the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN), shares why the household support fund is so vital for food banks
I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 
John Bird

I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes
energy bills/ hob
Energy bills

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'
Kasmira Kincaid

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
food bank
Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
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Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people
union chapel
Community activism

How iconic arts venue graced by Elton John and Amy Winehouse is helping homeless people

'They gave me hope': As 'appliance poverty' bites, this charity is helping people 'out of the hole'
Poverty

'They gave me hope': As 'appliance poverty' bites, this charity is helping people 'out of the hole'

UK recession is 'devastating' for people living in poverty who have 'nothing left to cut back'
recession
Recession

UK recession is 'devastating' for people living in poverty who have 'nothing left to cut back'

UK officially falling into recession is a 'headache' for Rishi Sunak. Here's why
Recession

UK officially falling into recession is a 'headache' for Rishi Sunak. Here's why

Where to get help as cost of living payments come to an end
cost of living help for households
Cost of living crisis

Where to get help as cost of living payments come to an end

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

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

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'
Video call assessments can be a stressful process for DWP claimants.
DWP

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'

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

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

'Mummy can't afford it': Families worry about coping as DWP cost of living payments come to an end
image of person looking sad/ benefits/ universal credit/ inflation
Cost of living

'Mummy can't afford it': Families worry about coping as DWP cost of living payments come to an end

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'
children
Mental health

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'

'We're punished for being different': Black girls excluded from school at double rate of white pupils
black girl
Education

'We're punished for being different': Black girls excluded from school at double rate of white pupils

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate
teddy
Child poverty

UK is 'failing' children as death rates rise, poverty surges and health declines at 'alarming' rate

Tories unveil plan to make UK 'most accessible place in the world' – but does it go far enough?
disability
Disabilities

Tories unveil plan to make UK 'most accessible place in the world' – but does it go far enough?

'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

21 million Brits are struggling to pay bills: 'People will go cold, hungry and lose their homes'
cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

21 million Brits are struggling to pay bills: 'People will go cold, hungry and lose their homes'

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings
John Bird

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024
benefits/ money
Benefits

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how
starmer and sunak
Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how