Poor insulation and high energy debts leave 2 million families in the cold
This week marks Cold Homes Week, which raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families across the country that struggle to heat their home. This is an issue that we also uncovered in our report Show Some Warmth, which examines the impact of energy debts on children and families.
Families are big winners from £74m for Local Welfare Assistance schemes
After months of campaigning, an extra £74m of funding has been awarded to councils to provide a vital safety net for families and vulnerable residents.
Are you eligible for a £140 payment towards your energy bills?
Our calculator helps you check eligibility for the Warm Home Discount scheme
Today’s heating-support announcement is a big step forward
While today’s news is good, it is vital the Government makes the Warm Home Discount automatically available to all families with children who are living in poverty
Be BenevoLent this Lent
Giving up something for Lent can mean that you stay motivated and help vulnerable children
'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.
How do you keep children safe online?
Don't miss the highlights from our Twitter chat with online behaviour expert Ellen Ferguson in support of Safer Internet Day
Christingle is one way that we can give generously and sow seeds, but there are many other ways of giving.
Advent: The world is getting darker
As we consider light during this first week of Advent, author Janet Morley proposes we get a taste of darkness at dinner time
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Why I'm riding 100 miles this weekend
On his last training ride before Sunday's big bicycle ride, a road in Surrey reminds Matt of why he was on a bike