'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

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

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

York Press: Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones: Took part in discussions about the best way to use new community stadium

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

York Press: Stamp Out Poverty logo

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.

Appeal helps to fill the shelves at York homeless centre

York Press: Project leader Nicky Gladstone in the Carecent store room

10:04am Thursday 12th December 2013

GENEROUS Press readers have helped to sustain a York homeless centre well into next year.

Health fears for baby in ‘mouldy’ council flat

York Press: Charlene Farah-Price with her baby son,Thomas, at her flat in Lindsey Avenue

11:50am Wednesday 11th December 2013

A MOTHER of two has told how she had to rush her 11-week-old son to hospital with a respiratory infection which, she claims, has been caused by damp at her council home.

Online game helps raise awareness of poverty

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8:38am Tuesday 10th December 2013

A YORK digital agency has developed an online interactive game for a national charity to help raise awareness of the issue of poverty.

Call for more to be done to tackle in-work poverty

York Press: Julia Unwin, chief  executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, speaking at the anti-poverty event at the House of Commons

8:13am Monday 9th December 2013

POLITICAL leaders are failing to grasp the changing nature of poverty in Britain, it has been warned.

Working families worst-hit by poverty, York charity's report reveals

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

11:56am Sunday 8th December 2013

MORE people in working families are living in poverty than those in non-working households for the first time, research published today by a York charity has revealed.

Poorest residents facing growing welfare 'lottery'

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

11:06am Friday 29th November 2013

YORKSHIRE’S poorest residents are facing a growing postcode lottery over how much help they will receive in a crisis, a new report claimed today.

Government cuts worse in areas of deprivation

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

9:11am Thursday 28th November 2013

DEPRIVED areas are seeing larger cuts to local Government budgets than affluent ones, according to the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Kia Stone – ‘families still struggling’

York Press: Kia Stone

11:18am Saturday 23rd November 2013

A YOUNG mother whose family tragedy prompted the launch of The Press’s Stamp Out Poverty campaign a year ago says she believes others continue to live in similar circumstances.

Donate at Tesco to help York Foodbank stock up for Christmas

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9:47am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Tesco in York is holding a food donation drive to help York Foodbank stock up for Christmas.

Stepping up the fight against poverty

York Press: Kia Stone in her flat in  Bramham Road, Chapelfields where the paper is peeling from the walls and ceiling

10:35am Friday 22nd November 2013

A year ago today, The Press launched its Stamp Out Poverty campaign. Today, VICTORIA PREST asks seven experts what needs to be done to improve matters further in 2014.

Campaign: 12 months at a glance

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

11:35am Friday 22nd November 2013

A year ago today, we launched our Stamp Out Poverty campaign. Here's a quick recap on what has happened in the past 12 months.

Fighting hostility against the poor

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

11:36am Thursday 21st November 2013

ATTEMPTS to tackle British poverty are being hindered by increasingly harsh public attitudes and degrading stereotypes, a York expert has warned.

Archbishop of York warns of ‘terrible’ poverty

York Press: Dr John Sentamu

9:55am Wednesday 20th November 2013

THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has warned of “something new and terrible” happening to British society and has called for a new vision to tackle poverty.

Food poverty report finds people skipping meals

York Press: Many people who live in rural areas do not have the benefit of access to a food bank, like this one at the Gateway Centre in Acomb

9:44am Saturday 16th November 2013

RISING numbers of people in North Yorkshire are skipping meals because they cannot afford to eat three times a day, research has revealed.

Report highlights two-parent poverty

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9:25am Friday 15th November 2013

TRADITIONAL two-parent families where one parent works and the other stays at home are the biggest group of households with children in poverty, according to new research by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Film puts spotlight on poverty

York Press: Andrew Dunn and Andrina Carroll in a still from the film

8:01am Monday 11th November 2013

A WOMAN has chained herself in the debtor’s jail at York’s Castle Museum in protest at poverty and austerity in the city.

York hailed by Living Wage campaigners

York Press: York Launches the Living Wage Coalition  at the Mansion House on Monday with (l-r), Rosemary Suttill,(CVS), Angela Darlington (Aviva), Adrian Widdowson (CAB), Councillor,James Alexander,  Leader of City of York Council , Abigail Scott-Paul (JRF) and Kerst

10:11am Monday 4th November 2013

YORK has been hailed as a national example by Living Wage campaigners and is today launching a new city-wide alliance to promote the policy.

Child poverty is ‘masked’ in York

York Press: From left, Elaine Applebee; John Hocking,  of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, City of York Council’s director of public health and wellbeing, Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing and Steve Rawson, of Wakefield District Housing

9:19am Saturday 19th October 2013

AS MANY as half of children in parts of York live in poverty, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s executive director.

Fuel poverty doubles in York

York Press: James Player of Age UK in York

11:00am Thursday 17th October 2013

FUEL poverty in York has doubled in the past five years and thousands of city homes fail to meet energy standards, a new report has revealed.

Citizens Advice Bureau staff helping to beat debt mountain

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:25am Thursday 17th October 2013

MONEY experts have helped people in Tang Hall tackle debts topping £110,000 while helping thousands of others identify unclaimed benefits worth £25,000 – all in only six months.

York residents encouraged to 'fight back' against loan sharks

York Press: Coun Linsay Cunningham-Cross, right, with resident Beverley Smith  at Bell Farm for the launch of the campaign to beat loan sharks

8:13am Wednesday 16th October 2013

PEOPLE in York are being encouraged to fight back against loan sharks by signing up to an anti-loan-shark charter and joining a credit union.

Prime Minister calls for council tax freeze in York during visit to Portakabin factory

York Press: Prime Minister calls for council tax freeze in York during visit to Portakabin factory

3:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

PRIME Minister David Cameron has called on City of York Council to help tackle poverty by freezing its council tax bills.

York housing on agenda in poverty fight

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:02am Wednesday 9th October 2013

THE role of housing in tackling York’s poverty problems is being put in the spotlight next week.

Community pub in Living Wage pledge

York Press: Beth Maguire, manager of The Golden Ball pub, right, with staff members Rosie Waring, left, and Hannah Bungard, after the  co-operative pub signed up to the Living Wage

9:38am Tuesday 8th October 2013

A COMMUNITY-RUN pub in York has pledged to pay its staff the living wage and is calling on bigger businesses to follow suit.

York Harvest appeal's final push

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:05am Friday 27th September 2013

PEOPLE in York are being urged to give one last push to help provide breakfasts to the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Unions join fight against poverty

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

8:09am Wednesday 25th September 2013

THE Press Stamp Out Poverty campaign has won the backing of York & District TUC.

Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield delivers goods to York foodbank

York Press: Evander  Holyfield at York foodbank with Yank and Yvette Barry

9:10am Monday 16th September 2013

YORK’S foodbank has been handed a knockout donation of food – by none other than former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

Pupils plan to live on £1 a day to raise profile of global poverty

York Press: Pupils at Manor CE School, who are to live for five days on only £5 each

7:53am Monday 16th September 2013

DOZENS of pupils at a York secondary school plan to live on £1 a day to raise the profile of global poverty ahead of a trip to Africa.

Report says one in five workers earns less than the ‘living wage’

York Press: Campaign to help stamp out poverty is launched

12:10pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

One in five British workers earns below the so-called living wage, a report has revealed today.

New campaign launched to help city charity aid those in need

York Press: Launching the York Harvest appeal are Nicky Gladstone, project leader at Carecent; Gavin Aitchison,                  news editor at The Press, and City of York Council's Paul Edmondson-Jones, in the food store at Carecent in St Saviourgate, York

9:41am Friday 30th August 2013

YORK residents are being urged to get behind a new campaign to support a city-centre charity that provides breakfast for homeless and disadvantaged York residents.



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