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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
Christingle Illustrations By Dave Walker
See cartoonist Dave Walker's lighthearted illustrations of Christingles, with glow sticks, pipe cleaners & sticky tape! Read news at The Children's Society
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
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.
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
Why advocates matter
Research shows the important role advocates play in disabled children and young people's lives, says our policy adviser Elizabeth Lovell.