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200000 2000

Counting the cost of child poverty

by Mike Hughes, Anna Downie and Neera Sharma

Using balance sheets and graphs, 'Counting the cost of child poverty' calculates the human, social and economic costs of poverty.
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£2.50
200100 2001

Promoting social inclusion: A practice manual for community workers

Provides practical guidance on how to plan, carry out and evaluate a community development interventions to tackle disadvantage.
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£8.99
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
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£2.50
200400 2004

Food poverty in the school holidays

by Owen Gill and Neera Sharma

Looking at the issues facing parents on income support during the school holidays, this report focuses particularly on the impact of the weeks with no free school meals.
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Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
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Free
200900 2009

Below the breadline: A year in the life of families in poverty

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
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Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
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200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
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201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
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201202 Feb 2012

Priced Out

by Policy, Research & Media

This report highlights the pervasive impact of escalating fuel costs on the poorest families who are spending £442 less than they need to keep their homes heated to an adequate standard of warmth. The report makes a number of recommendations and urges the UK Government and the Welsh Assembly to work with Ofgem and the 'big six' energy companies to address the issue of fuel poverty through a number of measures which include making sure that all customers, including those on pre-payment meters, are on the lowest tariffs.
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201301 Jan 2013

Paying to work: childcare and child poverty

New Barnardo's research out today highlights how the high cost of childcare will cause substantial difficulties for many parents seeking to enter work, or work longer hours, once the Government's new Universal Credit system is introduced.
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201312 Dec 2013

Families in need of food parcels - the food poverty crisis unwrapped

by Barnardo's

Christmas dinner can often be food parcel for many children, a Barnardo's report reveals, because rising living costs and changes to the welfare system are driving increasing numbers of vulnerable families to use emergency food services. Between 2007 and 2012, food prices rose between 19 per cent and 47 per cent. The cost of essentials such as food and fuel also increased, as benefits were cut, reducing the income of the poorest households. "Families in need of food parcels: the food poverty crisis unwrapped", is a nationwide survey of Barnardo's services which explores families' growing use of emergency food schemes. It found 94% of applicable projects reporting an increased or high demand for food banks or vouchers in the past year.
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