Social Justice

Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point
Food banks

Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point

Forget budgeting, food education and working more – people in poverty need adequate money, says food bank manager Charlotte White.

Inflation is at a 40-year high – and it’s hitting the poorest people hardest
Cost of living crisis

Inflation is at a 40-year high – and it’s hitting the poorest people hardest

Soaring energy costs have seen inflation hit 9 per cent, but analysts say for the poorest households it’s more like 10.9 per cent – because they spend more of their budget on fuel.

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’

Food bank users are actively looking for food to cook and struggle with low pay, no matter what MPs say, writes Charlotte White.

Petition signed by 145,000 people forces MPs to debate including trans conversion therapy in ban
LGBTQ+ rights

Petition signed by 145,000 people forces MPs to debate including trans conversion therapy in ban

Eat your pets, and other innovative ways to get through the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Eat your pets, and other innovative ways to get through the cost of living crisis

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Inside the homeless soup kitchen asking Nicola Sturgeon for a helping hand
Cost of living crisis

Inside the homeless soup kitchen asking Nicola Sturgeon for a helping hand

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans
Homophobia

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans

Expanded stop and search powers will lead to ‘more criminalisation of Black people’, groups warn
Stop and Search

Expanded stop and search powers will lead to ‘more criminalisation of Black people’, groups warn

Martin Lewis: ‘I can’t shut up because there really are lives at stake’
cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis: ‘I can’t shut up because there really are lives at stake’

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre
Social Justice

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre

Disabled people are ‘being hit harder by the cost of living crisis’
Cost of living crisis

Disabled people are ‘being hit harder by the cost of living crisis’

A food charity has shut down claims from a Tory MP that people in poverty can’t cook
Food banks

A food charity has shut down claims from a Tory MP that people in poverty can’t cook

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking
Social Justice

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking

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Employers are signing up to pay the ‘real living wage’ at a record rate
Living wage

Employers are signing up to pay the ‘real living wage’ at a record rate

Tory MP claims people use food banks because they can’t cook or budget properly
Food banks

Tory MP claims people use food banks because they can’t cook or budget properly

Boris Johnson criticised for saying male refugees are ‘queue jumping’ ahead of women and children
Social Justice

Boris Johnson criticised for saying male refugees are ‘queue jumping’ ahead of women and children

1 in 10 people in Wales have no access to public transport
Public transport

1 in 10 people in Wales have no access to public transport

The government says the cost of living crisis is ‘top priority’ – but has offered no new support
Cost of living crisis

The government says the cost of living crisis is ‘top priority’ – but has offered no new support

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn
Welfare system

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn

Families are pawning their belongings to pay for food as the cost of living rises
Cost of living crisis

Families are pawning their belongings to pay for food as the cost of living rises

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table
Cost of living crisis

One in five households with children are struggling to put food on the table

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Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘The situation is becoming more and more desperate’

Long Covid cases 50% higher in most deprived households than in the richest
Long covid

Long Covid cases 50% higher in most deprived households than in the richest

Elsie is no exception – millions of pensioners are ‘scared silly’ about cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Elsie is no exception – millions of pensioners are ‘scared silly’ about cost of living crisis

Why food prices are increasing so much
Cost of living crisis

Why food prices are increasing so much

Charities are taking legal action against the government over its plans to send refugees to Rwanda
Home Office

Charities are taking legal action against the government over its plans to send refugees to Rwanda

Boris Johnson boasts about his Freedom Pass after being told pensioner rides bus all day to keep warm
Cost of living crisis

Boris Johnson boasts about his Freedom Pass after being told pensioner rides bus all day to keep warm

How a stationery company is helping disadvantaged women rediscover their self-worth
Social Justice

How a stationery company is helping disadvantaged women rediscover their self-worth

A broadband provider is calling for an end to exit fees and price hikes
Digital inclusion

A broadband provider is calling for an end to exit fees and price hikes

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off
Social Justice

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off

‘A national emergency’: The number of children needing food bank parcels is rising
Cost of living crisis

‘A national emergency’: The number of children needing food bank parcels is rising

What could the government do to fix the cost of living crisis?
Cost of living crisis

What could the government do to fix the cost of living crisis?

Priti Patel’s ‘refugee pushback’ policy has been scrapped days before a High Court review
Home Office

Priti Patel’s ‘refugee pushback’ policy has been scrapped days before a High Court review

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