'Bedroom tax' leaving tenants struggling to cope, says Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

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9:14am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE controversial 'bedroom tax’ has left tenants struggling to cope and has failed to free up homes in many areas, according to research by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Research claims low-income families hit harder than most by council tax changes

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9:07am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ALMOST 600,000 families on low incomes are facing above-average council tax rises for the second year in a row, a York charity has claimed.

Poverty action achievable, says York expert

York Press: Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust

7:44am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BRITAIN'S economic recovery will be hindered unless more is done to help tackle desperate hardship, a York-based expert has warned.

Child health stats reveal 4,000 York youngsters living in poverty

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9:49am Thursday 20th March 2014

ALMOST 4,000 York children are living below the poverty line but the health of the city's youngsters is mostly better than the UK average, official figures have revealed.

Renewed fight needed to beat child poverty

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

7:00am Monday 17th March 2014

A RENEWED drive is needed to end child poverty, three experts say today.

Cutbacks ‘hitting rural areas hard’ a new report says

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:21am Friday 7th March 2014

POVERTY has increased in isolated rural parts of Yorkshire over the last two years and biting funding cuts have made isolation and deprivation worse.

Call for cheaper school dinners

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9:14am Tuesday 4th March 2014

THE price of York’s primary school meals should be reduced, a council task group has recommended.

Benefit sanctions make hardships worse, review claims

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

9:05am Monday 24th February 2014

AN INDEPENDENT review of the benefits system in York has claimed Government sanctions have caused suffering to vulnerable claimants in the city.

Cash for York housing charity

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

A HOUSING charity in York has been awarded £3,000 by a local landlords group.

New partnership aims to ensure everyone benefits from economic recovery

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

9:05am Friday 7th February 2014

THE York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Leeds city region have launched a new partnership aimed at ensuring everyone benefits from the recovery.

Leukaemia patients from poorer backgrounds have greater chance of dying

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8:38am Tuesday 4th February 2014

PATIENTS from less affluent backgrounds who suffer from a form of leukaemia have a greater chance of dying, a York study has shown.

More households on inadequate incomes

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:23am Saturday 25th January 2014

THE number of households on inadequate incomes has risen by a fifth in three years, according to new research by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Hundreds stealing to survive in York

York Press: Jane Mowat

11:07am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

AN INCREASING number of people have been caught shoplifting in York for the first time and stealing food to survive, according to a senior crime analyst.

Ryedale Foodbank helps 300 people in six months

York Press: Volunteers at the Ryedale Foodbank

1:03pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

NEARLY 300 people across the area have now benefited from the Ryedale Foodbank in the six months since it was set up.

Generous readers thanked for 'saving Christmas'

York Press: Corrina Dobson and Sammy Price, from the York Women’s Refuge, load the toys donated by readers of The Press into their car

8:37am Wednesday 15th January 2014

THE Press and its generous readers have been thanked for saving Christmas for some of York’s most vulnerable people.

Archbishop of York’s charity helps 3,000 people in poverty

York Press: Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

9:38am Saturday 4th January 2014

A CHARITY set up by the Archbishop of York to tackle poverty has responded to its 3,000th request for help as demand soars.

York scheme pays out £89k in emergency grants to needy

York Press: Coun Dafydd Williams, who said a greater level of financial and benefit advice was also being looked at

9:50am Tuesday 31st December 2013

ALMOST 50 struggling York residents a week approached an emergency grant scheme for help in its the first seven months, new figures have revealed.

Food poverty tackled by new venture selling chickens cheap

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:49am Friday 27th December 2013

FOOD poverty in York is being tackled with the launch of new business selling cut-price chickens to families.

Archbishop of York's Christmas message to readers

York Press: Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

8:45am Tuesday 24th December 2013

If you’ve been reading The Press over the last 12 months, you cannot have failed to have read about Stamping Out Poverty.

Building society accepting donations for York Foodbank

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10:16am Tuesday 17th December 2013

DONATIONS to the York Foodbank can now be made at the York branch of the Yorkshire Building Society, in Feasegate.

More Stamp Out Poverty news>>

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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.

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• Salvation Army early intervention and prevention team: 01904 630470

• For housing options at City of York Council: 01904 554500

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