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Pension Credit in the UK changed on 15th May 2019. Since then, mixed-aged couples have not been able to make a claim for Pension Credit and must claim Universal Credit instead. However, this change won’t impact those couples who have both reached state pension age. A couple is considered mixed-age...
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The benefit system in Northern Ireland is changing. Universal Credit is a new digital benefit for working age people that has been phased into Northern Ireland since September 2017. It replaces 6 different benefits however its roll out for existing benefit claimants that are currently receiving one...
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To mark another successful year of the Supporting Active Engagement project, Advice NI celebrated all the participants’ achievements with an event on 6th June 2019 at Belfast Castle. The event saw the graduation of older people who had successfully completed the 10-week Rights4Seniors digital...
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Responding to news from Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell that Labour will commit to eliminating in-work poverty over the course of a parliament, Claire Ainsley, Executive Director of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
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Failure to plan for ageing population will also add to pressure on health and care services England’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid a hidden housing crisis caused by a lack of appropriate homes for a rapidly ageing population...
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Failure to plan for ageing population will also add to pressure on health and care services England’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid a hidden housing crisis caused by a lack of appropriate homes for a rapidly ageing population...
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Following the Prime Ministers announcement of a new body to monitor government efforts to tackle the burning injustices she identified on taking office, Claire Ainsley, Executive Director of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation said:
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The votes of people struggling to make ends meet on low incomes are up for grabs like never before and are set to have a bigger influence on who ends up winning the next General Election, according to a new landmark report on voter behaviour for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
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The scale of poverty among disabled people and their families is undermining our societys shared values of compassion and justice, says Helen Barnard.
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JRF response to MPs inquiry and childcare reports
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Responding to Onwards new report, Human Capital, Claire Ainsley, executive director of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, who funded the research, said
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Why are the voices of low-income voters of growing importance for political parties? Why dolow-income voters feelno one party is representing them? How can party leaderstackle the injustice of poverty and embrace an agenda which unlocks opportunities for people on low incomes?
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The Scottish Governments decisive and compassionate move to bring in the new Scottish Child Payment is the lifeline children and their families need, and is a beacon of progressive policy for the rest of the UK, says Emma Congreve.
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Elderly people are left home alone dying needlessly because of austerity. It’s time to tax Britain’s soaring property wealth Social care services are in freefall, with tens of thousands of people getting no help at all. What’s new? This week’s withering assessment from local authority directors of...
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Responding to todays ministerial statement on the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan and the new Scottish Child Payment, Jim McCormick, Associate Director (Scotland) at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said
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Kayleigh Brown and Harriot Woods finished off their hen party by saving an elderly man from a blaze.
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Local dementia charity, Dementia NI, is today celebrating after being awarded almost £460,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with individuals living with dementia. The charity, which operates across Northern Ireland, will use the funds to run the Dementia Empower and Support...

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