'It can get so cold that when the heating isn’t on you can see your breath'
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. Tania, shares how her family is caught in a debt trap.
Join us in supporting Children’s Mental Health Week
This week we are delighted to support Place2Be as they launch the first Children’s Mental Health Week.
How to support your child’s well-being: Connect
As part of our ground breaking research into the well-being of children, we have worked with nef* to find out what children can do to support their own well-being and how you can help
BenevoLent: I'm giving up cake for Lent
Today, Simon, Director of Fundraising & Marketing writes about what he is giving up during Lent.
'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.
Mark Anti-Slavery Day with better protection for trafficked children
'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.
Unexplored Riches in Medical History project
Today, Ian Wakeling talks about the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources scheme to support our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project.
Jo Whiley: 'Being a young carer has made me the person I am' (audio)
DJ and television presenter Jo Whiley, shares her experience of being a young carer
Meeting the needs of all children and families with disabilities
Our new report with Citizens Advice Bureau and Disability Rights UK is a key first step in ensuring the value of universal credit
'The resilience of young people is exceptional and inspiring'
During Refugee Week, Katie from our Manchester project answered our questions about what it is like to work with young refugees