• Membership of Wider Campaigns

    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.

    #5WeeksTooLong

    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.

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