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The government's new £7 billion 'fairness premium' funding package for poor families will not adequately protect them from the cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.
Housing charities want to see churches making their unused land and buildings available to the community in order to tackle the rural housing crisis.
Charities and academics have condemned comments by a Conservative minister who appeared to blame large families living on benefits for their own poverty.
Northern Ireland victims of institutional child abuse will gather in Belfast on 7 October at a conference organised by Amnesty International to press for an independent inquiry.
New measures are to be introduced to assess the support needs of people who apply to their local council as homeless.
Universal child benefit should be abolished and tax credits used to bolster the income solely of poor families, says the head of Barnardo's children's charity.
An inquiry into the challenges and opportunities of black families is set to shed new light on assumptions about race relations in Britain.
Scottish figures released this week show Housing Associations still lagging behind Local Authorities in their responsibility to house homeless people.
The Law Society has claimed a victory for families after the High Court quashed the outcome of the tender round for new family legal aid contracts.
Scottish Churches Housing Action's response to the Scottish Government's housing consultation has cast doubt on its 2012 homelessness target.