Britain’s welfare system ‘unfit for purpose’ with millions struggling, experts warn

Britain’s welfare system is “unfit for purpose” and in urgent need of reform, experts warned on Sunday amid fears that millions more families will struggle to make ends meet amid the dual pressures of the...

UK Poverty 2022: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

  A new report from The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the ultimate reference document for the complete picture of poverty across all its characteristics and impacts. Read the report on this link to JRF...

How northern food clubs are helping stretch budgets in cost of living crisis

Lidl eat your heart out!” laughs a member of the Bread and Butter Thing, as he makes his way out down the path, a box of frozen steak and kidney pies balancing on his lap, and bulging carrier bags of...

Number of children in extreme poverty rises to 550,000

The number of children living in destitution has increased to 550,000, according to latest figures analysed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It found that “worryingly” there has been “a big rise in...

Care Leavers feel they left care too early, Ofsted research shows

More than a third of care leavers feel they left care too early and report feeling “lonely”, “unsafe” and unable to manage finances, a new report by Ofsted reveals. The inspectorate’s new report Ready or not:...