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.
Couple allegedly kept elderly people captive and drained €1.8m from bank accounts Spanish police have rescued two elderly people who had allegedly been locked up and drugged by a couple who posed as carers while draining more than €1.8m from the bank accounts of a string of victims. The Guardia...
The Treasury has been urged to boost the living standards of low-income working families by ending the freeze on benefits and tax credits and increase them in line with inflation at the Spring Statement next week.
The newly knighted choreographer is shutting his company due to cuts and has snapped his achilles tendon. But he’s full of optimism about the future I’m expecting Richard Alston to be angry, dejected, or at least a little perturbed. The 70-year-old choreographer recently announced he would be...
The 15th of February 2019 is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. This is a day recognised in the UK where we raise awareness over the extent of fuel povery and the impact it can have on health, peoples' quality of life and the wider community. It is estimated that 22% of households in Northern Ireland are...