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The Department for Communities (DfC) are currently engaged in providing a multi-strand approach the benefit uptake programme. This includes: Ringing the Make the Call helpline on 0800 232 1271 . This will provide clients with free confidential needs assessment, and will give advice on other...
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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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The Community Foundation NI are celebrating their 40th anniversary and in recognition of this they are launching the Older People’s Fund Micro Grant programme. Up to 40 groups who support older people can access up to £1000 for project support at an event organised by the Community Foundation NI...
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Today, the Trussell Trust has published its new#5WeeksTooLong: why we need to end the wait for Universal Credit report. This new research shows that in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out for at least a year, food banks in their network have seen a 30% increase in demand. Responding to...
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It should be our social security system – rather than foodbanks – that helps us keep our heads above water when were struggling. More flexibility in Universal Credit could make a big difference, says Iain Porter.
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Salary - 28,683 per annum Hours of work - Full time, 35 hours per week but willing to consider flexibility Location - The Homestead, York Term - Fixed term to December 2021
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Using our voices to build a movement for change. JRF#39;s and Frameworks#39; Institute#39;s third Framing conference - focused on the North of England.
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An event in conjunction with Prospect Magazine.
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Do low-income voters hold the key to the next election?
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Do low-income voters hold the key to the next election?
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How will Scotland get the most out of the Scottish Child Payment?
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It cannot be right that large parts of our country are being locked out of economic opportunities.
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Responding to new research by the National Housing Federation showing the number of children living in overcrowded homes, Darren Baxter, Housing Policy and Partnerships Manager for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation said:
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Britain’s low basic pension, combined with means-tested supplements, puts thousands of older people at risk The proportion of elderly people living in severe poverty in the UK is five times what it was in 1986, the largest increase among western European countries, according to a new study. The...
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Caroline Kennedy, a member of the Poverty Truth Community based in Glasgow and former member of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission, reflects on how the new Scottish Child Payment could make a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.
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The Telecommunity Fund was set up to potentially provide a grant of between £500-£2000 to constituted grass roots community and voluntary groups across Northern Ireland. These grants are there for groups who are prioritising support for one of the following groups: Young People Older People People...
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Salary - 28,683 (33,683 if London based) Hours -35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility Location - York or London Term - Permanent
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Salary - 19,583per annum Hours -35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility Location - The Homestead, York Term - Permanent
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Police launch a murder investigation after an 89-year-old is found dead at her home in north London.

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