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International Focus: Perinatal care, Australia

The cost to the UK of perinatal mental health difficulties is estimated to be £8bn annually. Jill Domoney visited Australia, a world-leader in this field, to see how agencies there support new parents and infants.

Supporting families to help themselves

Glasgow-based charity 3D Drumchapel has supported families in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland for more than 20 years. Charlotte Goddard explores the challenges and keys to success.

Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) – tackling violence

Launched in October 2020, the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is an independent charitable trust that was founded with a £200m Home Office endowment by Impetus, a charity supporting disadvantaged young people. Its latest funding round is aiming to invest £10m in family support projects that prevent involvement in violence when children become older.

Why Families on a Low Income are Spending More During Covid-19

The Pandemic Pressures study is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation think-tank and the Nuffield Foundation-funded Covid Realities research project at the University of York. In general, average household spending has fallen by 10 per cent during the pandemic with decreased spend on leisure activities, meals out, holidays and commuting costs.