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...
Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive of York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) in the summer to take up the role of Chief Executive of Nacro, the social justice charity.
Salary - 52,088 per annum (57,088 if London based) Hours - 35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility Location - York or London Term - 12 month fixed term contract (willing to offer this as a secondment opportunity)
The latest official poverty stats from the Government for 2017/18 make for grim reading again this year. But with all eyes on Parliamentary Brexit machinations, its likely that many are going to miss seeing these vital figures.
Responding to the Governments annual Households below average income data released today showing an increasing proportion of children in poverty who have a parent in work,Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
The voices of people with direct experience of poverty are integral to bringing about a shift in policy, andacknowledginghow people are labelled and constrained by a system that doesnt address their needs and aspirations.
Just to let you know we have a local Community Cafe in Bangor now on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm if you have a group who may visit the Library you know that there is a now a Cafe there for refreshments and scones/traybkes etc
Come and join us at our Community Cafe, every Tuesday at Bangor Carnegie Library from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Easy access with ground floor location. Everyone is welcome and enjoy hot drinks, scones and tray bakes Donations welcome!
Compassion and justice are values that underpin our society – we believe in helping each other out when were having a tough time. We need to make sure those values underpin the way we talk about poverty too.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has today responded to the Chancellors Spring Statement in which no action was taken to end the benefits freeze despite it sweeping many families deeper into poverty.
Commenting on news that the Chancellor is expected to use Wednesdays Spring Statement to make sanitary products available for free in schools, JRF is urging him to take the opportunity to address the underlying causes of poverty.