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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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Following today#39;s news that the Government plans to ban no-fault evictions, Campbell Robb,chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, responds:
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Salary - 23,150 per annum (pro-rata) Hours - Part time 21 hours per week Location - The Homestead, York Term - 6 month fixed term contract
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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.
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Salary - 28,683 per annum Hours - Full time 35 hours per week Location - The Homestead, York Term - Permanent
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Families in poverty face another year of frozen benefits from today (8 April), amid the uncertainty of Brexit.
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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)
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Salary: 16,380 pro rata per annum Location: 5 placements in York, 1 placement (No 4) in London Hours: Full time 35 hours Duration: Start September for 6 months
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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.
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Salary - 42,660 per annum Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week Location - York Term - Permanent
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Responding to the official Scottish annual Households below average income data released today, Jim McCormick, associate director (Scotland) of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
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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:
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With progress on poverty faltering and more families struggling to make ends meet, JRF will be keeping a close eye on new Government stats – and its vital theyre not overlooked, says David Leese.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Low-paidinsecure jobs, inflexible systems, and benefit changes, are pulling people into poverty – and thats what you dont see in TV shows like Skint Britain, says Tanya Lawson.
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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.

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