Thursday, December 14, 2017

Charities

Tories ‘turning a blind eye’ to rising foodbank use, says SNP

Department for Work and Pensions admit it does not collect data on the numbers of foodbank users.

More children homeless or in temporary housing than during crash crisis

Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.

Foodbanks warn of ‘busiest Christmas ever’ as charity issues urgent appeal

Demand for emergency food parcels is expected to spike over the festive period and continue into the New Year and beyond.

Shelter issues Christmas homelessness warning

Research by the charity reveals that the number of calls to its helpline has increased by 25% over the last year.

More than 300,000 Brits will wake up homeless this Christmas

Charity calls on members of the public to help support homeless people over the festive season.

Charities warn of ‘devastating cost’ of cuts to children’s services

With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.

Charity condemns ‘broken’ disability benefit system

Parkinson's UK says sufferers are seeing the level of support they receive reduced when reassessed for Personal Independence Payments.

People left without heating due to spending cuts, says fuel poverty group

Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.

One in every 200 people in UK are homeless, according to Shelter

Charity used official government and FoI data to estimate 307,000 people sleeping rough or living in inadequate housing.

Tory welfare cuts ‘the driving force’ behind rising food poverty, says SNP

Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use his Autumn Budget "to reverse seven years of Tory austerity".

Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability.

Universal Credit will push a MILLION more children into poverty, report warns

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".

Universal Credit ‘pushing single parents with young children into poverty’

Government urged to suspend universal credit job-seeking requirements "until sufficient childcare and flexible work opportunities are available".

Scotland urged to take action on fuel poverty as thousands die from cold homes

Campaigners call on the Scottish Government to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes.

Two-child limit on benefit claims to be challenged in court

Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two children.

PIP failing people with epilepsy, says charity

Leading charity warns new disability benefit is putting the lives of people with epilepsy at risk.

Hammond urged to scrap benefit cap as 1 million face homelessness

Shelter calls on chancellor to act in next month’s budget while council leaders attack failure to fix ‘broken’ housing market.

Single homeless people ‘trapped in a cycle of homelessness’, report says

Report by Crisis finds that many single homeless people are being denied access to social housing.

Employers still discriminate against disabled people – it has to stop

Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.

Tory welfare cuts ‘pushing people into poverty and homelessness’

Shelter Scotland says welfare changes 'directly threaten tenancies and risk pushing more people into homelessness'.

Single parents ‘paying the price’ for cruel Tory welfare policies, says charity

Charity warns accelerated Universal Credit roll-out will leave single parents and their families in severe financial debt.

‘Broken’ PIP assessment system isn’t working for people living with MS

North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: increased use of food banks is ‘rather uplifting’

Tory grassroots leadership favourite says rise is due to previous Labour government not telling people charities existed.

Disability benefit assessments making people’s health worse, says damning report

Research warns that Personal Independence Payment assessments worsen people's health worse due to stress and anxiety.

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