York school sets up a foodbank donation point in their reception

York Press:

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.

York researchers find poorest hit hardest by Government tax and benefit changes

York Press: University of York logo

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.

Shock over number of people reliant on food-parcel handouts

York Press:

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.

£1 billion boost for local economy if poverty is tackled, says Rowntree foundation

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

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.

Reading ‘challenge’ facing children from struggling families in York

York Press:

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.

Soaring rent rises will leave private tenants in poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation warns

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

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.

Protesters highlight need for Living Wage in York

York Press:

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.

Report warns that many more in poverty than realised

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Never giving up on homeless frontline

York Press:

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’

York Press:

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.

Rough sleepers discovered they were long-lost brothers

York Press:

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.

TUC to launch 'York needs a pay rise' campaign

York Press:

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.

Big thanks as harvest donations help charities

York Press:

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.

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

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

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.

More Stamp Out Poverty news>>

York Press: Stamp Out Poverty logo

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

Anti-poverty charities in York>>


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