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The hidden helpers

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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of children and young people care for a family member, but their needs often get ignored. Joe Lepper investigates the barriers young carers face in getting the vital support they require.

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.

Legal Update: Asylum seekers face benefit gap

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  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
With an estimated 10,000 asylum-seeking children living far below the poverty line, Chris Sykes, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines concerns over support offered to families

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