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.
‘I was very excited when I heard that I was the recipient of the Lois Preston Award’
Kim, a volunteer with our LEAP programme in Leeds, explains how she came to win a new award and what it means to her
Janine's story: We helped turn around a young runaway's life
'The Children’s Society has really helped me turn my life around,' Janine says.
New funding announced for children’s mental health services
Every day our services work with many children whose well-being and mental health are affected by issues they face, such as abuse, neglect and substance misuse. With long waiting times for services and high thresholds for mental health assessments, these children often miss out on the vital support that would enable them to move successfully into adulthood.
Weekend reading: Greatest hits from our blog
Flip through some of the most popular pieces on our blog by way of the Flipboard app
Making runways safer through our work with local authorities
New report highlights steps local authorities have taken to improve support for young runaways, and our new guide offers support for practitioners