poverty

What can local voluntary and community sector organisations do to encourage the Living Wage?

By Daniel Silver, co-director of the Social Action & Research Foundation

The Living Wage is fast becoming a key campaign of our age. And no wonder. The injustice of low-pay is increasing throughout the UK. As Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s research on minimum income standards has shown, the past five years have seen an unprecedented erosion of living standards in the UK. Median household incomes reached a peak in 2009, with earnings continuing to fall relative to prices at least until late 2013.

Membership Spotlight: Feed the People

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Every month we feature one of our members and ask them what their organisation is about and what they’ve been up to. This month we caught up with Allicia Pearce, founder of Feed the People.
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By Eva Nyandoro, Voice4Change England

Every month we feature one of our members and ask them what their organisation is about and what they’ve been up to. This month we caught up with Allicia Pearce, founder of Feed the People.

Allicia Pearce and her young volunteers have setup a new soup kitchen in a deprived part of Newton, Birmingham. The project feeds growing numbers of people in the community who are experiencing social and economic challenges. Allicia took a break from her schedule to talk to Voice4Change England about the soup kitchen.

Black and Minority Ethnic staff on low wages aspire to move up the career ladder but lack support

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Ethnic minority staff on low incomes aspire to move up the career ladder but face low self-confidence and lack managerial support for career progression reveals new report.
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Ethnic minority staff on low incomes aspire to move up the career ladder but face low self-confidence and lack managerial support for career progression reveals new report.

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