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?
Use our calculator to check your 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.
Exposing modern day slavery in the UK
Exploited children who are trafficked into the UK are being criminalised by a system that brands them 'illegal immigrants'
No child should grow up in a cold home
Millions of families are struggling to cope this winter with rising costs of living, and you can take action to help
How long did 34,000 athletes need to finish the London Marathon?
Does this chart reveal runners racing against - and often beating - their target times?
Santa Claus, Big Ben and vulnerable children: Our Christmas messages, 1907-1952
The manager of our archives presents a handful of heartwarming Christmas images, drawn from the pages of magazines we shared with supporters
Celebrating International Youth Day by helping young migrants thrive
Our policy adviser writes of the issues and sometimes harrowing conditions young migrants face, and what we can do to help them