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News
Nearly a quarter of pupils lose free school eligibility in Birmingham 

18 Jul 18

Nearly a quarter of the pupils in Birmingham who could claim free school meals five years ago are no longer eligible for them.


Blog comment
Alfie Deyes and the Issue of Poverty 

12 Jul 18

Comment Editor Amelia Hiller discusses Alfie Deyes’ mistake and the responsibility YouTubers have to educate their fanbases The post Alfie Deyes and the Issue of Poverty appeared first on Redbrick .


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Food poverty is a ‘stain’ on our city say council bosses as they officially back #Brumfeeds campaign 

11 Jul 18

Labour council calls for Government funding to tackle crisis…


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Scottish Power Foundation 

11 Jul 18

The Scottish Power Foundation is now accepting applications from Registered Charities and not-for-profit organisations and expects to fund around 20 projects over the next year.


News
Birmingham has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country. 

10 Jul 18

Birmingham has one of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country, according to a government report .


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Lichfield MP says Conservatives “have produced the key” to unlock people from poverty 

4 Jul 18

Lichfield’s MP has insisted the Conservatives have “produced the key” to unlock people from poverty.


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Les Mills Fund for Children 

11 Jun 18

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children.


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BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme 

11 Jun 18

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty.


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Would you join us to improve access to good food for EVERYONE in Sandwell? 

4 Jun 18

We want everyone in Sandwell to be able to access good food.


News
‘As poverty has become more about individuals, child protection has become more authoritarian’ 

4 Jun 18

by Simon Haworth Poverty is an increasingly dominant context for social work in times of austerity.


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The world of (wrong) facts 

2 Jun 18

Why Everything You Think You Know About the World Is Probably Wrong, warns writer Will Mapplebeck Let’s start with a question.


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Birmingham church leaders condemn Tory ‘two-child’ benefits rule that will force 200,000 children into poverty 

7 Apr 18

Conservatives are hurting their own chances of beating Jeremy Corbyn when they make life harder for people on low incomes…


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Easter eggs for children in poverty 

29 Mar 18

Generous market traders and their customers have donated 142 Easter eggs for children living in poverty.


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Prime Minister challenged about Birmingham’s high child poverty rate 

19 Mar 18

Theresa May questioned at Street League project, which uses sport to help youngsters develop job skills…


Business
Birmingham business puts money where its heart is 

8 Mar 18

Travel momento start-up helping fight global poverty.


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The 2022 Commonwealth Games can help Birmingham tackle child poverty 

7 Mar 18

Birmingham Citizens want guarantees that Games will create jobs, training, homes and facilities for young people…


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Emma promotes awareness of fuel poverty on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 

26 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East.


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Emma urges residents to seek advice and help on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 

23 Feb 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is today urging families to find out more about what they can do if they find themselves in fuel poverty.


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People’s Postcode Trusts – Reminder 

21 Feb 18

People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Community Trust are now  open for applications until the 28th February! • People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of…


News
Children of public sector workers in West Midlands pushed into poverty 

19 Feb 18

AROUND 45,000 children of public sector workers in the West Midlands have been pushed into poverty, new research shows.


News
LETTERS: Your discussion across the borough from this week’s Observer 

10 Feb 18

Letters from this week’s Solihull Observer regarding the Blythe by-election and child poverty…


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Go-Kart Mozart – When You’re Depressed 

8 Feb 18

I’ve been trying to find a version of Go-Kart Mozart’s latest track Relative Poverty that I can stick up here but without success so let’s plump for last year’s When You’re Depressed instead.


Blog politics
Andrew Mitchell MP supports help to combat fuel poverty in the Royal Town 

5 Feb 18

Mr Mitchell has met with Mark Meredith, the Operations Director of Area Eco, a not for profit community interest company which works in communities across the West Midlands providing practical advice to people and third sector organisations to reduce…


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First Ever Visual British Sign Language Money Dictionary 

29 Jan 18

A charity has created the UK’s first British Sign Language financial jargon buster video to help young people with hearing loss navigate the maze of money terms.


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Birmingham in poverty: City spends £700k on ‘pauper’s funerals’ for families who can’t afford to pay 

27 Jan 18

Relatives don’t have the cash to bury their loved ones…