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.
Well-being, not 'well good'
Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, shares his thoughts on how important relationships are to young people.
'There is an assumption that poverty ends at school- but that’s not the case.'
This blog was written as part of The Children’s Commission on Poverty. The commission was led by sixteen children aged 10-19 to uncover the true cost of school life for those living in poverty, through young eyes.
Warming up to the Autumn Statement
This is what we want to see on Wednesday when Chancellor George Osborne delivers a joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement that set out spending priorities for the next five years.
'Listening to kids so they have a voice is really important'
A young person we work with and our project workers meet a Manchester leader to discuss the need for supporting young people