Category - families

  • 6 Jul 2012

    The number of children living in vulnerable families in Britain will rise markedly to over one million by 2051, unless critical action is taken, say charities.

  • 1 Feb 2012

    MPs in the Westminster House of Commons are debating the Welfare Reform Bill from 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 February 2012, one day after the House of Lords final debate. There are vital issues at stake for disabled people, including the young disabled and those with cancer, for people on housing benefit, for lone parents, vulnerable women and larger families.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    The International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) has launched a global campaign to register births, partnering with government and other agencies.

  • 16 Jan 2012

    As the Welfare Reform Bill returns to the Lords, the Lib Dems' deputy leader warns that benefits cap will "damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of children."

  • 5 Jan 2012

    New evidence from the Institute for Fiscal Studies for the Family and Parenting Institute shows government policies and cuts hitting vulnerable families hard.

  • 15 Aug 2011

    Purity and simplicity are quite rare qualities. When "pure and simple" is used to describe something which is in reality challenging and complex, it often accompanies the desire to mislead or to close down argument.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    Many people are angry and frightened at the rioting that has caused such damage in cities across England. Some favour harsh punishments. Ideas which have become popular include cutting off welfare benefits to those convicted and evicting their families from social housing. Wandsworth Council has reportedly already applied to the courts to evict a tenant whose son was involved.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.

  • 2 Oct 2010

    An inquiry into the challenges and opportunities of black families is set to shed new light on assumptions about race relations in Britain.

  • 6 May 2010

    As polling gets under way and the exhausted leadership candidates return to their constituencies and their families, it is a good time to reflect on political activists and on families.