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Buttle UK - small grants programme

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  • Monday, September 14, 2015
Buttle UK has been helping children and young people across the UK since 1953. Its small grants programme funds essential items such as beds, fridges and cookers for individuals and families who are in significant need.

In Focus: Family support

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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
All the research shows that it is never too early to transform a child's life chances. The school readiness gap between disadvantaged children and their peers can be as wide as 19 months on their first day of school and once children have fallen behind, their chances of catching up are slim.

Seeking the way out of child poverty

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014
Despite government promises to eliminate child poverty, figures show it is on the rise. Charlotte Goddard examines some of the key proposals for tackling poverty and explores what is working on the ground.

Ditch ‘bedroom tax' to save more children from poverty

I have a sense of déjà vu with regard to the benefit reforms. It reminds me of the last period of austerity in the 1980s. Here we are again, cutting back services and this time demonising the poorest in society and imposing benefit cuts on them.

Unfair welfare cuts will heighten child poverty

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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
There has been plenty of pre-Budget rhetoric thrown around about welfare and benefits spending from all sides. When the Budget is announced on 20 March, we will know which way the Chancellor jumped.

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