Social Issues

End Child Poverty wants to hear from people aged 16 to 25 who live in the UK, to find out what impact the rising cost of living is having on you - and those you live with.

Cooking Champions are supporting 200 families across the borough, but their stocks are very low. Please donate items.

Ahead of May's council elections, the London Child Poverty Alliance are asking all those hoping to be elected or re-elected as councillors or mayors to publicly commit to working towards a child poverty free London.

A charity set up to defend UK children who are growing up in poverty has called on the government to do more to protect 3.6 million children in families living on universal credit from the effects of sharp rises in the cost of food, energy and other basic essentials.

A newspaper article has a photograph of the interior of St John's Church in Palmers Green piled high with boxes containing donations for Afghan refugees to this country. The church is continuing to provide meals to the hungry - more than 450 a week.

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Overstretched local councils provide the safety net in our broken renting system. They step in when private renting fails to protect renters who are unfairly evicted from their homes, faced with homelessness or living in dangerous conditions. A register would help councils better enforce the law when things go wrong.

'This week we were all moved when a courageous couple told us they were genuinely starving and had walked over four miles to come to us with the simple request of some food. Their circumstances had involved a hard choice of eviction or starvation and they had chosen the latter. How can it be right that such a basic human need is not being met for so many in our borough?'

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Playing Out is one of more than 200 organisations in the UK that have come together to campaign for a Summer of Play to help children recover from a year when for long periods they were stuck indoors, unable to see their friends.

Commissioned every year by Trust for London and WPI Economics, London's Poverty Profile provides evidence and insight on poverty and inequality in London. This year's report looked at the distribution of health impacts, as well as considering how work, living standards and wellbeing have been impacted. It shows that London has been hit particularly hard, both in terms of citizens' health and its economy, compared to other parts of England. It also reveals that those living on the lowest incomes in the Capital have been disproportionally affected.

To mark Stalking Awareness Week two charities working in the field have published new information about this type of abberant behaviour: its prevalance, how to identify it, the effects it has on victims, how it is dealt with by the police, the rise in cyberstalking, changes resulting from the pandemic, and more.