Category - families

  • October 11, 2017

    A new briefing by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlights how the freeze will hit families,  the majority of whom are in work. The freeze is the single biggest policy driver behind the expected rise in poverty by the end of the Parliament.

  • August 11, 2017

    In September 2016 Lord Farmer, in partnership with the charity Clinks, which represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders, was commissioned by the government to investigate how connecting prisoners with their families can improve offender wellbeing, assist in keeping the public safe and reduce reoffending. The report was published yesterday.

  • February 28, 2017

    A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.

  • November 12, 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, together with the Bevan Foundation, has launched the first comprehensive plan showing how to solve poverty in Wales by 2030.

  • October 19, 2016

    Fourteen children who have been living in the so-called Calais ‘Jungle’ camp have arrived in the UK to reunite with family members already living in Britain.

  • August 2, 2016

    A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough Universities, is the first research to illustrate how much poverty across all age groups costs the public purse. It finds that £69 billion, £1 in every £5 of all spending on public services, is needed because of the impact and cost poverty has on people’s lives.

  • July 27, 2016

    An influential group of MPs have backed the Refugee Council’s call for child refugees who have reached Britain by themselves to be allowed to reunite with their parents.

  • June 20, 2016

    New analysis published by theTUC on 18 June 2016 reveals that one in five new fathers did not qualify for paternity pay.

  • November 18, 2015

    NGOs have called on the Irish and British Governments to ensure that any legacy mechanisms that may be agreed at the negotiating table in this week’s Stormont talks are ‘human rights compliant’ and family-centred

  • September 18, 2015

    A new report reveals that families play a key role supporting vulnerable people through the criminal justice system but are often let down by lack of effective support and information.