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