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.
Finding comfort and support
As Mary finds comfort, understanding and support away from home, how can we provide a safe place for young girls who run away today?
Stopping the debt trap
Latasha explains how, with your support, we helped her family escape a vicious cycle of debt
Don't let disabled children pay the price of welfare reform: Sign petition
Will budget cuts be fair or will they disproportionately fall upon children and families most in need, pushing more families into poverty?
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.
More than words?: Do 'missing' and 'absent' make young runaways safer?
While there is evidence that new policing terminology can save money, the data that they help young people is lacking
Are you a university student? Apply to join our scheme with the IoF
For university students wanting to gain invaluable experience as fundraisers, we've created a new scheme with the Institute in Fundraising