Yorkshire Harvest drive begins to tackle food poverty issue

York Press:

10:46am Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW drive to tackle food poverty in our region begins today.

One year on: Are we winning the fight against poverty in York?

York Press:

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.

Progress has been made - but there is much more to do

York Press: Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Pic: Mike Tipping (8194848)

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.

Families in York turning to payday loan firms

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

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.

Tesco shoppers to help York’s poorest people

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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.

Struggling families ‘will never afford essentials’, says report

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

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.

Event to plan a poverty free city is organised

8:23am Monday 30th June 2014

AN EVENT to plan a ‘Poverty Free York’ will be held next month.

Bid to end poverty in York

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

10:37am Saturday 28th June 2014

AN EVENT to plan a Poverty Free York will be held next month.

Poverty charity in financial crisis

York Press: : Founders of charity Restore, Barrie Stephenson and Ed Hambleton, at their office

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.

County food banks help 6,000 people

York Press: County food banks help 6,000 people

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.

City Deals proposals could help fight poverty

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

10:40am Saturday 31st May 2014

HOPES are growing that Government moves to give cities more freedom will benefit York’s poorest citizens.

Aviva set to pay its entire workforce living wage

York Press: Aviva

1:37pm Thursday 1st May 2014

INSURANCE giant Aviva has become the latest employer in York to sign up to the Living Wage.

Council awards grant to city's poorest

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

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.

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

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

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.

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.

USEFUL CONTACTS

• 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

Anti-poverty charities in York>>

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