The #Povertyforum hosted on Twitter sparks a big debate amongst experts, media, charities and other organisations over how the issue of poverty can be tackled.
York Food Bank have provided more than 4,000 meals in just four months of starting up.
Researchers at the University of York are looking at the combined effect of changes to welfare benefits and rising energy…
A government report released on Wednesday outlines the shocking gap between the life chances of those from the poorest backgrounds in the UK, and those who are better off.
Oxfam are launching the Humankind Index to give a more comprehensive view of happiness that one based purely on economic prosperity.
A touring film festival, showing some of the worlds greatest homeless related films, will be visiting leading independent cinemas in the UK and Ireland in April 2012.
Despite having much poorer health than those of their age in secure housing, a report from Centrepoint reveals that young homeless people are struggling to gain access to their local health services
The connection between smoking and antisocial behaviour that is reinforced by UK tobacco control policies, have according to Professor Graham increased public vilification of disadvantaged social groups.
An innovative collaboration between students at the University of York and residents of the Arc Light Homeless shelter, aims to bring archaeological techniques to highlight contemporary issues within our society.
The winners of an innovative arts competition aimed at raising awareness of the UK’s biggest social issue, poverty, have been announced and will be on display to the public at a York art gallery in March.
Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, believes that the riots that hit the UK last summer wouldn’t have happened had parents been stricter on discipline, including smacking.
The Government proposed Welfare Reform Bill, aimed at putting a cap on the amount of benefits a household can receive, was yesterday defeated in the House of Lords.
York has held its own with the South in terms of economic growth and employment, matching Southern cities on key economic indicators including welfare claimants, inequality and workforce qualifications.
In todays’s TED A Days Jacqueline Novogratz discusses her experience visiting a Nairobi slum and the people she met there.
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has today launched a study by The Children’s Society that claims that half a million school children in Britain are deeply unhappy with their lives.
Today’s Financial Times puts the often hidden side of modern day poverty in York in the spotlight in an article well worth a read.