Big Issue Article. You Can't Separate Poverty from Race.

15th June 2021

A year on from Black Lives Matter protests and yet many of Britain’s black families are still trapped in poverty.

Kinship Report on financial hardship faced by Kinship carers.

15th June 2021

Kinship have published the results of their survey into financial hardship caused to kinship carers such as grandparents It explores the financial allowances that kinship carers receive to cover the costs of raising a child and whether this amount is sufficient to meet the needs of the child.

Groundwork Report on Access to Nature.

15th June 2021

New report: Out Of Bounds, Equity, or the lack of it, of access to urban nature.

Friends, Families and Travellers. Guide for Organisations.

15th June 2021

A guide for organisations on how you can join in with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which is being celebrated throughout June.

Community Links Latest Publication

15th June 2021

Making a Good Place: How to invest in social infrastructure.

National Child Mortality Data Base. Shocking Figures!

1st June 2021

National Child Mortality Data Base report shows that 700 child deaths could be avoided each year in England by reducing rates of social deprivation. It concludes that more than a fifth (23%) of all child deaths might be avoided if children living in the most deprived areas had the same mortality risk as those living in the least deprived areas.

Clinks and Birth Companions

1st June 2021

A joint report on understanding the needs and experiences of pregnant women and new mothers in contact with the criminal justice system in the community.

End Child Poverty - Data

1st June 2021

New detailed research on levels of child poverty after housing costs, year by year from 2014 to 2020, that shows in the highest 10 areas of children living in poverty broken down by borough, 9 are in London. It also evidences how this has got worse in those boroughs over the six years with only Southwark having a slight decrease.

Community Links 

1st June 2021

What makes a ‘good place’ to live and what is needed to build that. Why infrastructure matters and why now is a good time to take action.

Gingerbread

1st June 2021

Caring without Sharing, a report on the challenges for working lone parents highlighted by Covid and action necessary going forward.

Institute for Public Policy

1st June 2021

Institute for Public Policy report on the rise of in work poverty.

Health Foundation

1st June 2021

Welfare at a Social Distance report has been published. Exploring those who are ineligible for welfare benefits and arguing for an extension of the safety net and whether the contributory benefits system needs reform.

ONS Local Poverty Data

1st June 2021

ONS have released an economic inequalities visual and with very localised information. This interactive resources looks at levels of income deprivation, which is based on the proportion of people in an area who are out of work or on low earnings. Not only can you search by borough but by pockets within boroughs to identify the areas with greatest need. This is useful information for funding bids and for planning work especially in boroughs not seen as the most economically disadvantaged.

Sutton Trust

1st June 2021

Report on how commonly used markers of disadvantage are ‘not effective’ at identifying low-income students particularly as used to measure university entrants.

Sutton Trust (2)

1st June 2021

Why social mobility and fairness must be at the centre of our national recovery plan. Outlining a ‘fairness-first’ recovery plan, from the early years to sixth forms and college.

Trussell Trust

1st June 2021

Trussell Trust have published their  latest state of hunger poverty report.

CLES and CommonWealth

18 May 2021

A joint report arguing that care workers should be valued and invested in as green work. They argue that the working conditions and pay faced by many care workers need to be understood as drivers of poverty and deprivation among women and ethnic minorities. A 2020 study by Skills for Care found that 81% of the social care workforce in London identified as female. The study also found that around 66% of London’s care workers identified as black, Asian, mixed or minority ethnic compared to 14.6% of the population across England.

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

18 May 2021

Have published a report and research to help better understand the reality of life for undocumented migrants in the UK today.

Mental Health Foundation

18 May 2021

Have published a policy briefing published, on mental health and nature.

Partnership for Young London

18 May 2021

Mapping Young London: a view into young Londoners after a year in lockdown. Main issues raised, housing, employment and mental health.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation 

18 May 2021

Report on the need for both a Renters Reform Bill and an Employment Bill and why the two are linked in a platform for a better life.

Right to Remain

18 May 2021

Have updated their legal information, step by step guide to the UK immigration and asylum system. Easy to follow and with specific links for young asylum seekers.

Royal Association for Deaf People

18 May 2021

Have published a report into the difficulty deaf people face with employment and career progression.

West London Zone

18 May 2021

Have shared their impact report on the effectiveness of a targeted early intervention, personalised approach to helping children get the opportunities and skills they need to get on track so they can thrive in adulthood. Particularly interesting is how they challenged and refined their own use of data.

Trust for London

3 May 2021

Have launched their 2021 London Poverty Profile. Full facts and statistics it states ‘As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be rolled out, and national and local policymakers turn their attention to economic and social recovery, these findings provide a stark baseline against which the success of policies can be judged’.

Centrepoint

3 May 2021

A report on youth homelessness during the pandemic. Between April and June 2020, 449 under-26s were seen sleeping rough, up by over 80 per cent compared to the same period in 2019. During this period, young people made up more than one in ten recorded rough sleepers in the capital, a historically high proportion. This figure does not include youngsters sofa surfing etc. They have launched a new strategy to end youth homelessness.

Children’s Society

3 May 2021

Report on school exclusions and they have a Spark Page on school exclusions especially for young people and parents.

Young Women's Trust

3 May 2021

Published a data audit that identifies a large gap in the data regarding young women.

Disability Rights UK

3 May 2021

A commentary on the report on the Grenfell Fire and it’s impact on disabled and black and minority ethnic tenants. 41% of people who died were disabled and 85% of the 72 people who died in the fire were from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Guardian Article

3 May 2021

On how the ongoing review of children’s social care in England and how it ignores the role of poverty impacting on children’s lives.

Covid Realties Research Project

3 May 2021

A report on the impact of the cost of school uniforms on low income families.

Royal Society of the Arts

3 May 2021

Published Crisis, Communities, Change a research study exploring how communities have fared during the pandemic and evidencing the disproportionate impact on black and minority communities.

Resolution Foundation

3 May 2021

Uneven steps report: Changes in youth unemployment and study since the onset of Covid-19

Rethink Poverty

20 April 2021

Rethink Poverty have uploaded a blog post on Basic Income: A Feasible Route to Income Security?

Baobab Foundation

20 April 2021

Baobab Foundation have published a report Digging Deeper Insights on tailored funding to organisations led by black people and communities experiencing racial injustice in 2020.

Roma Support Group

20 April 2021

Roma Support Group have published a blog on Just Fair’s Website entitled A lifetime of Discrimination.

Unseen Uk

20 April 2021

Unseen Uk report on sexual and criminal slavery shows an increase in child exploitation during covid. Despite an overall drop in contacts to the helpline, reports of sexual exploitation were up 25% on the previous year, with nearly a quarter of potential victims being children. Criminal exploitation, meanwhile, was up by 42%, with a fifth of potential victims being minors.

Education Policy Institute

20 April 2021

Education Policy Institute have published an extremely detailed analysis of how and why children with Special Educational Needs do or don’t get identified. In summary ‘The maximum deprivation level experienced was negatively associated with SEND identification’.

Article 39 Founder, Caroline Willow, Article.

20 April 2021

This article argues that after a year of Covid, the proposed behaviour crackdown in schools is an insult to England’s children.

Healthwatch

7 April 2021

Have published a report on how COVID-19 has changed the way people access their GP and how this affected people’s experience of care in particular the experience of young people.

Citizen's Advice

 

7 April 2021

Have published their data trends report, providing an evidenced insight into the problems people have faced over the past year

Children's Society

 

7 April 2021

Have published a report highlighting the fact that less than 40% of looked after EU children and care leavers, identified as needing to secure their pre-settled (if they have been in the UK for less than 5 years) or settled status in the UK, have made applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. The closing date for applications is June 30th  and the risk is that they will then be without any residency status.