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What we want to change

We will continue to campaign and work to transform the lives of children and young people affected by poverty.

At Barnardo's we are calling for:

  • The government to continue to commit to ending child poverty in the UK - measured on the basis of relative income - since we know that having an adequate income makes a big difference to children's life chances and opportunities
  • Benefits paid to families to rise in line with inflation, so that poor families incomes keep pace with the rising cost of living
  • The introduction of a major home insulation programme – using revenue the government receives through carbon taxation - to help bring down energy bills for the fuel poor.

By adding your voice  to our campaigns you can help convince politicians to take notice of the issues facing young children in Britain.