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.
10:37am Saturday 28th June 2014
AN EVENT to plan a Poverty Free York will be held next month.
11:21am Thursday 19th June 2014
A CHARITY which provides safe homes for vulnerable people is facing financial crisis after benefit changes saw its monthly income slashed.
10:34am Monday 9th June 2014
NEARLY 6,000 people in York and North Yorkshire have needed help from food banks in the past year, a new report reveals today.
10:40am Saturday 31st May 2014
HOPES are growing that Government moves to give cities more freedom will benefit York’s poorest citizens.
1:37pm Thursday 1st May 2014
INSURANCE giant Aviva has become the latest employer in York to sign up to the Living Wage.
8:36am Tuesday 29th April 2014
CITY of York Council says it has awarded just over three quarters of a grant it received from the Government to ensure the poorest people can get emergency help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7:00am Monday 17th March 2014
A RENEWED drive is needed to end child poverty, three experts say today.
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.
9:14am Tuesday 4th March 2014
THE price of York’s primary school meals should be reduced, a council task group has recommended.
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.
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