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Poverty is ‘making children sick’, say children’s doctors

11 May 2017
Poverty and low income is seriously affecting the health of UK children paediatricians are warning. Our survey with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) found almost half of paediatricians who reponded say the problem is getting worse. 

Threat to universal free school meals?

22 September 2015
Sign the petition asking the government not to cut universal free school meals for infants.

New blog from our food bank advisors

22 July 2015
Many people who use foodbanks have had their benefits sanctioned. Where's the promised government support?

A view from the foodbank frontline

01 June 2015
Our Welfare Rights Advisor Dan Norris blogs on the benefits problems experienced by foodbank users in Tower Hamlets.

Take action: government needs to listen to the evidence on food banks

08 December 2014
Our research found that many people who use food banks are driven by failures in the benefits system.

Why do people use foodbanks?

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: yet new research from CPAG, Oxfam, the Trussell Trust and the Church of England finds that failures in the safety net itself are forcing people to turn to food banks.

Condition of Britain published by IPPR

19 June 2014
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has spoken at an event today to launch the IPPR's major report The Condition of Britain and to give further details of the Labour Party's policy.

New Government research on food banks

20 February 2014
A new research report, commissioned by Defra and published on their website today, states that the evidence points to there being genuine need for food aid in Britain today. The report arrived on the same day as 27 Church of England Bishops wrote to the Prime Minister and warned that coalition policies are creating hardship and hunger.

Free School Meals for infants next year: CPAG response

17 September 2013
The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that from next September infant school pupils in England will be provided with free school meals:

Spending Review reaction from CPAG

26 June 2013
The Chancellor George Osborne announced spending proposals for the year 2015/16 this afternoon. CPAG is deeply alarmed at cuts to benefits for jobseekers that will mean more of them are sent to foodbanks almost as a matter of policy.