'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'
As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.
BenevoLent: I've given up bad carbs for Lent
This year I have decided to give up bad carbs for 40 days. This means, no white bread, anything made with white flour, potatoes and certainly no fast food.
Digging into our history: Introducing our archives blog
This week we're kicking off our archives blog, looking at our history and how the past gives context to our current work
Don’t punish children for being children
Why we’re supporting a petition calling on the government to keep the existing definition of anti-social behaviour
In case you missed them: Top 5 volunteering blogs
Our head of volunteering selects her five favourite blogs from 2013