World Book Day

To mark World Book Day on 4 March the NSPCC Library has compiled a reading list highlighting a selection of children’s books from the library collection on subjects ranging from keeping safe to bereavement and...

Funding cuts hitting UK youth services as demand grows, report says

UK youth services are failing to meet increasing demand during the pandemic while facing a rapid decrease in funding, a report has revealed. The research from UK Youth, a leading charity for the sector, into...

BAME Britons more likely to face higher living costs, study finds

Britons from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are among several groups facing disproportionately high living costs because of the likelihood of being hit by the “poverty premium”, academics have said...

UK homeless deaths rise by more than a third in a year, study finds

Deaths among homeless people have risen by more than a third in a year, according to an analysis by a social justice group that found that almost 1,000 unhoused people had died across the UK in 2020. Read the...

One in six new universal credit claimants forced to skip meals

Many people claiming universal credit for the first time during the pandemic were unable to put aside enough cash to save £10 a month, eat healthily or regularly, or pay bills because the benefit payment was...

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