'They didn’t care that I was homeless - they had a nice warm house to go home to'
This winter, two million families – with 3.8 million children – are struggling to pay their energy bills. For more than half of these families (1.3 million), at one point or another, this struggle has become too much and they have fallen behind on their bills. Nadia, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.
Kerry's story: 'My school doesn’t recognise young carers'
Kerry’s story is part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers in this country.
What are you giving up for Lent?
Fantastic resources to engage your church in praying, giving and acting for vulnerable young people this Lent are now available.
BenevoLent has ended this year but you can still support our work - find out how today.
Lent begins on Wednesday. Are you giving up anything?
Sami's story: A home away from home
Sami's story and photograph are part of Hidden: England’s Invisible Young Carers, a compelling exhibition of photos and stories of some of the more than 166,000 young carers in England.
Quiz time: How well do you know energy?
It’s surprising to find out how much it costs to use different sorts of energy - take our quiz then sign our petition to help families in energy debt
Jade Ewen: Being a young carer 'made me stronger than I realise'
Singer, songwriter and actress Jade Ewen writes: 'I didn’t realise I was something that’s called a young carer. I’m still finding out how that has shaped who I am now'
Advent: A musical reflection
‘Advent Song’ from Christine McIntosh offers a musical reflection on the coming weeks.
Befriending is 'an amazingly empowering experience'
Liam Mackin, recently named Worcester Young Citizen of the Year, writes of the influence befriending has had in his life
The kids are all Wight: Gauging children’s well-being on the Isle of Wight
Larissa from our research team shares findings from our survey of children and young people's happiness with aspects of their lives
Catching the charity bug
Lauren Devereux visits a young people's awards programme and finds the children's exuberance inspiring.
Introducing Lynne Woolley, Policy and Parliamentary Volunteer
Lynne explains her role and interest in ways charities that work with children and young people can help influence local and central government
Our own Rafi Cooper joins the Refugee Week Umbrella Parade
Rafi Cooper, Media Officer at The Children's Society, shares his experience of attending his first umbrella parade for Refugee Week.