Department for Work and Pensions admit it does not collect data on the numbers of foodbank users.
Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.
Demand for emergency food parcels is expected to spike over the festive period and continue into the New Year and beyond.
Research by the charity reveals that the number of calls to its helpline has increased by 25% over the last year.
Charity calls on members of the public to help support homeless people over the festive season.
With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.
Parkinson's UK says sufferers are seeing the level of support they receive reduced when reassessed for Personal Independence Payments.
Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.
Charity used official government and FoI data to estimate 307,000 people sleeping rough or living in inadequate housing.
Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use his Autumn Budget "to reverse seven years of Tory austerity".
UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability.
Tories accused of a “colossal failure of public policy”, as charity warns years of cuts have created "an austerity generation whose childhoods and life chances will be scarred".
Government urged to suspend universal credit job-seeking requirements "until sufficient childcare and flexible work opportunities are available".
Campaigners call on the Scottish Government to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes.
Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two children.
Leading charity warns new disability benefit is putting the lives of people with epilepsy at risk.
Shelter calls on chancellor to act in next month’s budget while council leaders attack failure to fix ‘broken’ housing market.
Report by Crisis finds that many single homeless people are being denied access to social housing.
Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.
Shelter Scotland says welfare changes 'directly threaten tenancies and risk pushing more people into homelessness'.
Charity warns accelerated Universal Credit roll-out will leave single parents and their families in severe financial debt.
North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.
Tory grassroots leadership favourite says rise is due to previous Labour government not telling people charities existed.
Research warns that Personal Independence Payment assessments worsen people's health worse due to stress and anxiety.