Walking the breadline: tackling the scandal of food poverty in Britain

The use of foodbanks in the UK is on the rise, and over half a million people are now thought to be reliant on emergency food aid. Today, Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam are launching Walking...

Trip to the Bay

Anna McVicker writes: This week four women from Oxfam's Building Livelihoods and Strengthening Communities group based in South Riverside Community Development Centre took the bus down...

From Plant to Plate at Tredegar House

The Plant 2 Plate Project kicked off at the allotment in the grounds of Tredegar House on Wednesday. Three of the families supported through Oxfam Cymru's UK Poverty Project at Duffryn Community...

Why is HMRC in the dock?

Chris Johnes argues that as services disappear and the economy stagnates, we could all be paying the price for keeping big UK businesses sweet. ...

Why is Oxfam working with food banks in the UK?

There's a saying in my home town of Wigan, in the North of England, that's often shouted at football matches and displayed on souvenirs. It goes 'We come from Wigan and we live in mud...

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

Since Iain Duncan Smith rashly joined a long list of politicians trying to "experience poverty" by declaring that he could live on £53 a week (the level of income a market trader said he...

Speaking up for the most vulnerable in Britain is not “out of touch”

The April Fool's Day welfare changes are no joke. They are a serious threat to those living in poverty in the UK. Katherine Trebeck, Research and Policy Adviser for Oxfam's UK Poverty programme,...

FAN group in action

FANs gather for fun and friendship

Who is my friend? Who is my neighbour? Being a good friend and neighbour starts with each one of us. FAN groups are small groups of friends and neighbours - or people who soon become friends. ...

Let's dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'

After George Osborne's budget announcement last week, now seems like a good time to dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'. Here are David Eyre's thoughts on why it's about...

Eileen with Oasis client Latoya and her daughter Sayeda

Proud to support a project that feels like home

Eileen Dillon writes about her volunteering visit to Oxfam's  Sanctuary in Wales project in Cardiff as part of Oxfam's See for Yourself programme for its supporters. ...