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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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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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The homes of a number of older people were targeted in burglaries in Belfast on Friday and Saturday.
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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...
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Salary - Up to 65,000 Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week Location - The Homestead, York Term - Permanent
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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.
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This briefing sets out how ending the freeze would help make the social security system more effective and enable more people to find a route out of poverty.
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Responding to the Government announcement of a Stronger Towns Fund, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
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Salary - 25,116 per annum Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week Location - York Term - Permanent
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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...
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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...

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