10:19am Saturday 21st March 2015
PUPILS, staff and parents at a York school are helping to tackle local poverty, by setting up a foodbank donation point in their reception.
10:22am Tuesday 27th January 2015
A STUDY by academics from the University of York and two other universities has found that the poorest in society have been worst affected by the Government's tax and benefits changes.
8:45am Saturday 29th November 2014
VOLUNTEERS supporting desperate families have been left shocked at "outrageous" figures revealing the number of people reliant on emergency food parcels.
7:38am Saturday 29th November 2014
TACKLING poverty in the Leeds City Region could boost the economy by £1 billion, according to a new report by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
10:13am Saturday 29th November 2014
CHILDREN from struggling families in York are failing to reach a required reading standard by the time they are 11-years-old.
10:48am Monday 17th November 2014
SOARING rent rises will leave nearly six million private renters living in poverty by 2040, according to a report for the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
9:55am Thursday 6th November 2014
CAMPAIGNERS marched through York in a day of action to highlight the need for the Living Wage in the city, and protest against zero hours contracts.
12:28pm Wednesday 5th November 2014
THOUSANDS more people could be living in poverty than has previously been thought, according to a report published by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
1:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
In the second part of our investigation into York’s homeless, the manager of a vital service reveals plans to support more people in need of a roof over their heads.
SPECIAL REPORT: ‘It’s easier to go into prison because York is the worst place to find anywhere to live’
11:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014
The millions of visitors that come to York each year do so for the city’s beauty, scenery and attractions. But among the bustling streets packed with shoppers and tourists, a largely ignored few live in desperation. As part of our Stamp Out Poverty campaign, a special investigation over today and tomorrow reveals that time on the streets does not mean all is lost, and remarkable work is being done to tackle an easily forgotten problem inside the city’s walls.
10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014
BROTHERS who spent years on the streets together without knowing they were related found strength when they discovered each other's true identity.
10:02am Saturday 18th October 2014
TRADES unionists in York are to launch a “York Needs a Pay-rise” campaign, calling for some employers to 'raise their game' by paying a decent wage.
9:44am Saturday 18th October 2014
VITAL anti-poverty charities have been given a huge boost ahead of the winter thanks to generous donations to the Yorkshire Harvest appeal.
10:46am Monday 1st September 2014
A NEW drive to tackle food poverty in our region begins today.
9:05am Wednesday 16th July 2014
MUCH more action is needed if York's anti-poverty vision is to be realised and crucial targets hit, new figures suggest.
9:08am Wednesday 16th July 2014
A year ago today I had the privilege of editing The Press, a landmark edition which coincided with a big day for this city: City of York Council, working with partners, approved a package of measures and ambitious targets to reduce poverty across the city.
10:21am Friday 11th July 2014
WORKING families in York are turning to payday loan companies in increasing numbers just to put food on the table.
10:42am Monday 7th July 2014
SOME of York’s poorest people will be able to enjoy a healthier diet under a scheme for York shoppers to grab extra groceries to donate to foodbanks.
10:18am Monday 30th June 2014
FAMILIES on low wages are unlikely to ever afford what many of us now regard as “essentials”, according to new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
8:23am Monday 30th June 2014
AN EVENT to plan a ‘Poverty Free York’ will be held next month.
A Press campaign launched following our tragic story on the plight of young mother Kia Stone, whose 11-month-old baby Telan Carlton died after spending all her life in a damp and overcrowded flat in York.
The campaign has already won the support of The Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
• Shelter’s free housing advice helpline: 0808 800 4444
• Salvation Army early intervention and prevention team: 01904 630470
• For housing options at City of York Council: 01904 554500