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Anti-poverty campaigners have warned that foodbanks are not a ‘long-term’ solution to hunger as data reveals the summer holidays force parents to turn to charity to feed children.
Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, think tank warns.
More than 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution at some point last year, according to anti-poverty campaigners.
Crisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively, new research reveals.
The rollout of Universal Credit is increasing the use of food banks by an average of 52%, new research has revealed today.
One and a half million more children will be in poverty by 2022 due to the Government’s austerity agenda, commission reveals.
The UK has the sixth-highest rate of excess winter deaths in Europe with thousands dying preventable deaths every year, fuel poverty charity finds.
A Scottish council is planning to pilot a new programme that will provide children in low income households with free meals every day of the year.
Over a hundred thousand extra children of public sector workers have been pushed into poverty due to pay restrictions and benefit cuts, trade unions say.
Child poverty charities are calling for an end to the benefit freeze as new figures reveal in some areas over half the children are growing up in poverty.