Membership of Wider Campaigns
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Keep The Lifeline campaign is calling to make permanent the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit that has been a lifeline for families during the coronavirus storm. The cut of the uplift will impact both those who have newly turned to our social security system due to job losses as a result of the pandemic, and those who were already in poverty, plunging 500,000 more people into deep poverty – 50% below the poverty line.
You can read JRF's open letter to the chancellor, signed by IFAN, here.
End Child Poverty
The End Child Poverty coalition exists to hold the Government, and all main political parties, to account for their commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. With just 5 years to go until this deadline, it is now more important than ever for the coalition to have a clear platform of policy priorities from which to pursue this goal. With this in mind, this policy statement establishes the coalition’s policy priorities for the coming 3-year period.
Joint call to Government for a Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme
A coalition of charities including IFAN, the Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), The Children’s Society, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), StepChange and Turn2us is calling for a Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme
The coalition is urging the Government to act quickly to provide a lifeline to people and prevent many from being swept into destitution. With emergency financial aid schemes set to wind down over the coming months and other measures proving to be insufficient, the anti-poverty charities say further action is urgently needed to ensure no one is left behind during this crisis. Read more about the joint call here and in this briefing.
Ask your MP to back the call to the Government here.
All Kids Count
Child Poverty Action Group
The All Kids Count campaign is fighting for every child's right to free health care, a good education, and a childhood free from poverty. Ultimately, they are calling for the government to lift the two-child limit so that families will be given the support they need from the social security system when they experience tough times.
Read more about this campaign here.
The Trussell Trust
The #5WeeksTooLong campaign is in response to the growing number of people moving into Universal Credit. Every person who applies for this must wait at least five weeks for a first payment. This is leaving many without enough money to cover the basics and forcing people into foodbanks.
This campaign is hoping to inspire people to "Join Together", "Build Pressure" and "Make Change".
Read more about this Campaign here.