Without foodbanks, clients admit they would be forced to steal or turn to prostitution as “benefits fail to cover living costs”.
The first in a New Statesman series examining the reality of the age of austerity – and how it is affecting people’s lives.
“There’s no support for adults,” Alison White was told, as her son Louis neared his 18th birthday. “There used to be, but it’s all been cut.”
The debate around live animal exports suggests the government’s post-Brexit vision of animal welfare is driven as much by self-interest as compassion.
When it comes to fostering integration in London, volunteering works wonders. Luckily, the Mayor understands this.
Two tricky votes are only the start of the problem.
The women I meet at the foodbank are some of the strongest people I know.
Chris Newson, who has lived on the streets himself, is raising awareness about rough sleeping in freezing weather.
Romance isn’t dead. It’s fit to work.
A report of disability benefit claimants’ experiences exposes government cruelty and incompetence in unprecedented numbers.
Poverty in the UK is increasingly an in-work phenomenon.