Bearing witness to the value of people’s lives

IMG_0628The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty is currently touring the UK. Church Action on Poverty arranged for him to visit Cedarwood, a project we’ve been working with on the Meadow Well estate in Newcastle. Our Communications Manager Liam Purcell was there to  listen as local people told their stories to the Rapporteur.

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Local welfare schemes are failing people in crisis

not-making-ends-meetCrisis support schemes run by local authorities are failing to operate effectively with increasing numbers of destitute people turning instead to food banks and other voluntary agencies for help, according to a new report published by The Children’s Society and the Church of England. Tom Sefton from the Church of England, one of the report’s co-authors, writes more.

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