Category - cuts

  • 6 Mar 2011

    Parents and carers across the country are outraged by government-forced cuts in 'early intervention' services and Sure Start, says Simon Barrow. Rhetoric on family support is not being matched by funding decisions.

  • 25 Feb 2011

    The head of a London charity has returned her OBE in protest at heavy cuts to the services she runs for victims of domestic violence.

  • 11 Feb 2011

    Disabled people stand to lose much and gain little from the government's cuts. The social model of disability suggests that people are largely "disabled" by society, says Nicola Sleap. Christians should take a stand on disability rights, responding to Jesus' call to heal by healing a society that continues to marginalise people.

  • 7 Feb 2011

    The theologian Kenneth Leech has urged Christians to unite prayer and activism. He was speaking at the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Funding for vital advice services for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK will be slashed by over 60 per cent from 1 April 2011.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Christian students from across Britain are gathering for the Student Christian Movement conference - the first since last year's surge in student activism.

  • 31 Jan 2011

    Church Action on Poverty has called for a closing of the growing gap between rich and poor in the UK.

  • 31 Jan 2011

    Measures in the Welfare Reform Bill are a major assault on the incomes and independence of blind, partially sighted and disabled people, says a new report.

  • 28 Jan 2011

    The Methodist Council has discussed a damning new report on poverty, which claims that there are an estimated 13.5 million people living in poverty in the UK.

  • 22 Jan 2011

    Overall, established Church of England leaders – in contrast to those of some other churches – have been only mildly critical of a government introducing some of the harshest economic and social policies in recent decades, says Savi Hensman. Fidelity to the radical message of the Gospel, and to the vocation of the Christian community, requires more.