poverty

  • 25 Nov 2014

    #CameronMustGo - the hashtag trended on Twitter across the weekend, beginning in the aftermath of Mark Reckless' victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election and continues to date (26 November 2014), having collected over 400,000 contributions from politicians, celebrities, journalists and citizens.

  • 22 Nov 2014

    In my local area, over a quarter of the children are living in poverty. The way the economy completely fails them and compounds their problems was illustrated by a glossy catalogue delivered through letterboxes in the area.

  • 6 Oct 2014

    Scottish charities have spoken trenchantly on their concerns about the growth of poverty in Scotland under current UK government policies. The Sunday Herald newspaper this weekend (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/united-against-a-war-on-the...) published a range of views following policy announcements at the Conservative Party Conference.

  • 6 Oct 2014

    Charities and poverty experts have spoken out about the deeply damaging effect of UK government welfare policies on Scotland’s poorest families.

  • 19 Aug 2014

    For people at the sharp end, the poorest and those most dependent on public services, it sometimes feels as if the Coalition has spent the last four years steadily unpicking the very fabric of our society. For a long time this process has been under-reported by the media, but gradually the results are becoming impossible to ignore.

  • 31 Jul 2014

    Being made male or female should be a gift of God, not a weapon of oppression says a new paper by Christian Aid, Of the Same Flesh: exploring a theology of gender.

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Successive UK governments have made it harder for people in need to get social security, at a devastating human cost. Public services have also been cut, supposedly to save money. Might this have ended up costing taxpayers more?

  • 9 Jun 2014

    The use of food banks in the UK rose dramatically in 2013/14, a report published on 9 June revealed. A gripping documentary shown on the same day focused on the experience of children living on or below the breadline.

  • 7 May 2014

    Rowan Williams has Lived Below the Line for five days for Christian Aid Week, spending just £1 a day on food and drink in solidarity with the 1.2 billion people who suffer from hunger.

  • 15 Apr 2014

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), meeting in Dundee from 14-16 April 2014), has passed an extensive motion on welfare reform and the effects of poverty in the UK.