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.
Five different illustrations of the Christingle by Dave Walker
Cartoonist Dave Walker playfully draws the Christingle in its traditional form and in a handful of alternate styles
Advent: On the journey out of the darkness and into the light
'Things always look better from on high', writes journalist and author Chine Mbubaegbu as she reflects on height, light and Isaiah 2.1-5
Holding the state to account is vital for children and young people
We want the government to abandon its proposals to limit access to judicial review
MPs investigate why trafficked children go missing from care
The first public session of an inquiry into trafficked children gone missing from care reveals chilling facts and ways of addressing the problem.
Why we love messy Christingle [updated]
How do dozens of children building Christingles make for a messy, fun way to learn about the meaning of Christmas?