families

  • December 15, 2017

    New figures from Age UK reveal that millions of older people are being left to prop up the country’s disintegrating care system, with those aged 65 and over providing nearly 54 million hours of unpaid care each week in England during 2016.

  • November 4, 2017

    The top 10 per cent of households are nearly 900 times wealthier than the poorest 10 per cent, and wealth inequality is set to continue growing, according to a new report launched to mark the second series of Channel 5's Rich House, Poor House.

  • November 2, 2017

    Child Poverty Action Group survey finds working parents want job security, decent pay and good promotion prospects but too often these elude them.

  • 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.