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Keep up with the latest news affecting small and local charities and views from our expert teams and partners.

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Duncan Shrubsole At Work And Pensions Committee Benefits Levels Oral Evidence Session

Universal Credit Deductions at the Work and Pensions Committee

14 September 2023

Duncan Shrubsole, our Director of Policy, Communications and Research, talks about Universal Credit deductions at Work and Pensions Committee oral evidence session 

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Building on our work in Wales.

14 June 2023

We work with charities in Wales to ensure that people with the lived and learned experience of complex issues can raise their voice and effect wider change

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Rachel Cain

Sharing insights on the (in)adequacy of social security

31 January 2023

Rachel Cain from our Policy Team explains one of the ways we have been sharing evidence with MPs to advocate for change in social security

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Rachel Cain

Paying the cost of living

24 October 2022

Charities are stepping up to support people through the cost of living crisis, but they are dealing with increased pressures too, and it's important their role isn't taken for granted.

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Local Elections 2022 – how can small and local charities get involved?

31 March 2022

A local election can be a great opportunity to get your voices heard and shape decision making in your area. Find out how your small charity can get involved.

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On Z2K's People Before Process Campaign

28 October 2021

Anela Anwar, CEO at Z2K, discusses the People Before Process campaign, and how the government's Health and Disability Green Paper lacks ambition and ignores clear failures of the system

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Asylum Welcome Orange Hearts and Messages of Support

Turning practice into policy

15 July 2021

Turning practice into policy: getting a local refugee charity more involved in advocacy

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Making it easier for people to get help with Universal Credit

16 June 2021

Money and Mental Health take us through their latest research 'Set Up To Fail'

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The Queen’s Speech 2021: Small charity round up

13 May 2021

We’ve rounded up the announcements from The Queen’s Speech most relevant to small and local charities

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How to be wrong

05 May 2021

Nobody sets out to be wrong. But it's impossible to avoid error. And mistakes have value. We learn from them, perhaps more than we learn from what we get right.

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