Families are big winners from £74m for Local Welfare Assistance schemes
After months of campaigning, an extra £74m of funding has been awarded to councils to provide a vital safety net for families and vulnerable residents.
Are you eligible for a £140 payment towards your energy bills?
Our calculator helps you check eligibility for the Warm Home Discount scheme
Today’s heating-support announcement is a big step forward
While today’s news is good, it is vital the Government makes the Warm Home Discount automatically available to all families with children who are living in poverty
Be BenevoLent this Lent
Giving up something for Lent can mean that you stay motivated and help vulnerable children
'Debt causes stress, which causes anxiety, which causes mental health problems'
As part of our Debt Trap campaign, we spoke to Jessica (that's not her real name), a single mum who is also a community activist, volunteer and heavily involved in her local parents’ forum. She and her three children - a 16-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and an eight-year-old son - live in a three-bedroom flat.
15 young people question experts about school costs
The Children’s Commission on Poverty held three sessions in parliament last week – find out how you can take submit evidence for their inquiry
New funding announced for children’s mental health services
Every day our services work with many children whose well-being and mental health are affected by issues they face, such as abuse, neglect and substance misuse. With long waiting times for services and high thresholds for mental health assessments, these children often miss out on the vital support that would enable them to move successfully into adulthood.
Help support young carers on #GivingTuesday [Updated]
The global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday is launching in the UK this year - please join in.
Delivering more than 90,000 Fair and Square signatures to Number 10
Today we present our Fair and Square petition to Downing Street, calling for all children in poverty to receive free school meals
Will the government’s plans deliver the best start in life for every child?
Enver Solomon, Policy Director at The Children's Society, shares his views on the government's new report and actions concerning families.