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‘No Street Called Home’: Work of a Manchester-based charity in Jinja, Uganda

‘No Street Called Home’: Work of a Manchester-based charity in Jinja, Uganda

SALVE International is the Manchester-based charity working to create better futures for Ugandan children
Every Month fight period poverty with festive fundraising

Every Month fight period poverty with festive fundraising

Don’t miss Every Month’s upcoming festive fundraiser, an evening of Carols and music at YES to tackle period poverty
‘Bulldoze the estates’: how local and national responses to poverty miss the point

‘Bulldoze the estates’: how local and national responses to poverty miss the point

George Walker argues that Rochdale is emblematic of the systemic national failure to address the deprivation in British towns
A morning with FareShare Greater Manchester: a food re-distribution charity

A morning with FareShare Greater Manchester: a food re-distribution charity

Becky Mundill volunteered at FareShare and shares her experience volunteering for the food distribution charity
Manchester South Central Foodbank saved by local company

Manchester South Central Foodbank saved by local company

The centre was saved after fears it would lose warehouse space
White working-class teens least likely to attend top universities

White working-class teens least likely to attend top universities

A new study by the National Education Opportunity Network has revealed that white working-class males are the most underrepresented demographic at universities in England
Poorest families in Greater Manchester hit by ‘poverty premium’

Poorest families in Greater Manchester hit by ‘poverty premium’

Research reveals that poor families in Greater Manchester might be paying a substantial amount more for goods and services than their richer counterparts
The world has a food waste problem

The world has a food waste problem

Reducing the amount of food wasted in the UK will tackle issues of food poverty and climate damage, argues Rosa Uijtewaal, however it requires a shift in cultural attitudes towards food, not just information provision.
Student to bring global anti-poverty campaign to Manchester

Student to bring global anti-poverty campaign to Manchester

The student hopes to engage the local community in the fight against poverty

Art Exhibition raises hundreds of pounds for MASH

Manchester Action on Street Health curate exhibition showcasing the creative talent of the women it supports, in their first ever opening to the public

NUS President launches new poverty commission

Shakira Martin tells press that the odds are “overwhelmingly stacked against” working class students

Pitt Pantry addresses rising food insecurity

As food insecurity becomes a rising concern on college campuses, more colleges — including the University of Pittsburgh — are opening food pantries to feed hungry students tight on cash

Homeless in Manchester: “It’s nice to see a face”

Homelessness is a prevalent issue in Manchester, but volunteering at shelters like Crisis can make a big difference

Why was Trump elected?

A look back into the devastating economic and social wounds of fairly recent American history can help us to understand Trump’s success

Knowing and doing: fighting UK poverty

Ryan Khurana comments on the Conservative approach to bringing prosperity to all

UCAS should include school’s average grades to help poorer students

University and College Union ask average performance of an applicant’s school to be considered by UCAS in attempt to get more disadvantaged students into universities

University of East Anglia introduces food banks to combat student poverty

The University of East Anglia starts food bank to help students in need as number of students in poverty continues to rise

Controlling the climate will help control conflict

Tristan Parsons on how environmental changes are engendering conflict, and if uncontrolled will continue to do so

What Difference Does it Make?

Six months on from the General Election, Polly Bartlett takes a look into the effects of austerity on Manchester’s most vulnerable

24 per cent of students sacrifice learning materials to eat

Nearly a quarter of all students spend less than half of the recommended budget on food, and many sacrifice spending on university materials in order to eat

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