Subject tag: Social Issues

13 September 2022

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.

07 September 2022

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a community kitchen designed to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis. It will allow Enfield residents to cook meals using ingredients, equipment and advice provided for free.

16 August 2022

It's the summer holidays and our food store has felt it. We have a food store that desperately needs to be stocked. If you are able to. please can you donate any of the following in a new and unopened condition...

07 August 2022

Enfield Council has published interim statistical profiles for the new wards that came into effect in May this year, plus an updated version of the borough profile. The profiles contain demographic, environmental and socioeconomic factors, and comparisons with borough-wide, London-wide and national averages

18 May 2022

As we transition towards electric vehicles that don't incur fuel duty, the Treasury faces a revenue loss of £30bn each year. Given the unpopularity of fuel duty, a report by Scott Corfe of the Social Market Foundation explores the case for introducing a nationwide road pricing system in the UK, setting out a model that is fairer than fuel duty, replaces lost tax revenue, and reduces the burden on low-income households.

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23 April 2022

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

04 April 2022

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.

16 February 2022

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.

14 February 2022

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight starts on 21st February. Bill Linton explains what it's all about.

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08 February 2022

This week is Sexual Abuse and Violence Awareness Week. London Travelwatch has issued advice on how other passengers can help if they see someone on a train or bus being harrassed.

27 November 2021

2021 sees the tenth anniversary of the Met's Christmas Appeal, which has so far provided more than 116,000 presents for children in need. This year there are nearly 17,000 children (aged from birth to 17 years old) to provide a gift for. These children come from many different backgrounds. Many live in poverty, in refuges or are child carers, and some live in children's homes. The one thing they all have in common is that they are all children in need living in London.

10 November 2021

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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10 November 2021

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.

08 November 2021

'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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22 August 2021

The charity End Child Poverty is recruiting End Child Poverty Youth Ambassadors. The deadline for applying to become one is 6th September. Please share with organisations, schools and individuals who might be interested.

22 August 2021

The Campaign for Better Transport has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing government support for improved public transport.

19 August 2021

The Felix Project is very short of volunteers, especially drivers.

28 July 2021

Cooking Champions is run by Palmers Green resident Clare Donovan and since March 2020 has been playing a vital role feeding schoolchildren and families who would otherwise go hungry. Clare has issued an urgent appeal for food, with a list of required items.

27 April 2021

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.

20 April 2021

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.