The Guardian Father's education level strongest factor in child's success at school – study The Guardian Helen Barnard, policy and research manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said there was little evidence that the cycle of poverty and...
Gig Makers wanted for for Oxjam - the nation's local music festival. Oxjam is one massive month of unforgettable gigs nationwide, all in aid of Oxfam. And right now, we're looking for outstanding volunteers to make it happen.
The Northern Echo Hard-up Brits twice as likely to turn to legal loan sharks over credit unions 24dash (press release) Payday loan companies are nearly twice as popular as credit unions with hard-up Brits, a new report has revealed.
“Julia Unwin’s most recent book, 'Why fight poverty?' argues for the urgent need to tackle poverty in the UK. (Why fight poverty?: A rallying call by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s chief executive, Julia Un...”
Prospect is delighted to have worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on bringing together a landmark collection of writing on the face of poverty now, which is available to download here for free. This collection brings together voices from across the political spectrum, and offers a range of opinions on what poverty is, its causes, the relationship between state and market and how a better understanding can help to create consensus in achieving a low-poverty UK. The essays include contributions from this country’s leading thinkers in economics, politics, philosophy, medicine and the charity sector including the the Master of the New College of Humanities AC Grayling, the philosopher Roger Scruton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leading economist Diane Coyle and the Labour peer Maurice Glasman.
“Mirror.co.uk There is no better way of ensuring children are fit to learn than healthy ... Mirror.co.uk We need to be sure our children are fit to learn and there's no better way of doing so than providing good, hot and healthy school meals.”
Poverty pushes children to lower achievement Financial Times The report notes that living standards have fallen in the UK, with the number of households living on an income below the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's minimum standard rising to 4.7m, or...
We covered this story yesterday (from the Independent), but this article in the Conversation is written by the study's author, Steve Strand, who is Professor of(...) (From today: Prof Steve Strand: Even at top schools, kids on free school meals are...
A new report shows that over 85s are badly affected by isolation – James Kempton argues that it needs to be made a public health priority (The answer to combating #loneliness lies in the community http://t.co/WL1rSQnBxg...
The Guardian UK austerity measures likely to hurt society's poorest, OECD warns The Guardian The Paris-based organisation said austerity measures and benefits cuts were more likely to hurt the poor in the UK than in most other OECD countries...
“Fortnum & Mason enjoys rise in Christmas sales despite tough period for high street (Fortnum & Mason sell a record number of hampers at Xmas http://t.co/2xpqmpEhrq Whilst UK Foodbank use rockets nabk...”
John Wade's insight:
Another example of the growing divide in 'austerity Britain'
“ Breaking the Cycle of Poverty One Small Business at a Time Huffington Post UK One of the many positive aspects of this is that it means that our value chains have the potential to make a significant impact on local economies: from the sourcing of...”
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