Subject: poverty in the uk

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Livelihoods event

Surviving to Thriving: celebrating Oxfam Cymru’s Livelihoods Project

On Thursday 5 February Oxfam Cymru hosted an event at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay to celebrate the success of the 'Building Livelihoods and Strengthening Communities in Wales' project. ...

Community Empowerment bill

The Community Empowerment Bill - glass half full or glass half empty?

Following a Scottish Parliament debate on the Community Empowerment Bill stage 1 report, Oxfam Scotland's Research and Policy Adviser Francis Stuart takes a closer look at how the Bill could...

Turn2Us fuel poverty image

Fuel Poverty in the UK

Families struggling to make ends meet could be eligible for support from one of the thousands of grant-giving charities available in the UK. Alison Taylor, Director of Turn2us, a charity helping...

UK Food Bank

Unilever and Oxfam team up to Clear a Plate

Damon Boughen, Programme Assistant for Oxfam's UK Programme looks back on the success of Oxfam and Unilever's Clear a Plate Campaign. ...

Taking the Hunger Challenge - Day 1

I am taking part in Team V's hunger challenge as apart of the beyond a tin of food campaign. For 3 days I will be living on what typically would be given out in an emergency...

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When even Middle England sees demand quadruple: An everyday food bank story

I thought of my own sad little middle class story of financial desperation. My first job in advertising and I was having to say no to a small portion of processed cheese in a grisly Southampton market....

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Why ending the global tax dodge matters

May 2015 is an exciting chance for us all to believe in democracy again.  That sounds sarcastic but I really do like to indulge in the belief that our elected representatives, whoever they may...

Tracy had to turn to a foodbank for the first time earlier this year.

Inequality on our doorstep

Recently, the Sunday Times published its annual Rich List. The list is a celebration of wealth in the UK, but one thing it doesn't mention is that while the incomes of the super rich are growing...

The Houses of Parliament

What's still wrong with the Government's Lobbying Bill?

It's a critical time for the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill - or the Gagging Law, as campaigners have come to call it. The Bill...

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Is it about time we stopped attacking the welfare state?

Even though a recent survey has shown that attitudes towards people on benefits might be softening, the stigma of living in poverty is very much alive. Just last week, at the Liberal Democrats conference,...

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