Winning hearts and minds for decent, affordable housing

The way we talk about housing matters. JRF and the Nationwide Foundation are collaborating with FrameWorks UK to understand public attitudes to housing and how to build support for social change. Our new...

Youth minister pledges to create register for youth workers

Youth minister Nigel Huddleston has promised to create a national youth work register to improve the profile of the profession among funders and families. Read the full article on this link to Children &...

‘Chronic’ lack of investment in UK primary school libraries revealed

National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House call for urgent action after report shows 40% of primary schools have no dedicated library budget. Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share...

Children and young people’s views

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published findings from The Big Ask survey of children and young people aged 4-17 in England looking at areas including family, community, health and wellbeing...

Children set for more climate disasters than their grandparents, research shows

People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting...

Who stole our unions?

  It’s May Day and our increasingly vulnerable and disempowered workforce want to know………… whatever happened to our trade unions? On the 4th May 1890 250,000 trade unionists descended on Hyde Park Corner in London to hear a speech by Karl...

Fast Track – Wrong Track?

As a former family support worker working within social work teams, the news around the introduction of the fast track social work programmes undoubtedly caught my attention and filled me with concern for the direction in which the social work...

Fighting to keep our libraries

Libraries work. They make people literate. Here is some evidence. Please note few government ministers or local councillors use genuine evidence to support their decisions. “Enjoyment of reading has a greater impact on a child’s educational...