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Where is child poverty increasing in the UK?
Local child poverty data shows scale of problem across the UK
Unusual virtual charity Christmas cards: a new way to give this season
Explore unique, paperless charity e-cards for Christmas! Perfect for meaningful gifts. Start your heartfelt holiday giving today and make a difference!
Unwrapping the cost of your Christmas dinner
The Christmas dinner stands at the heart of any festive celebration. But how much has the cost of a Christmas dinner risen over the years? And what can we do?
“Finally, we won’t miss out on the magic of Christmas”: Nathan’s story
Action for Children gave Nathan the Christmas all children deserve
Why we're urging the government to raise benefits
Charities are coming together to warn the government that benefits must rise as normal in the Spring.
Christmas Charity Donations: 4 Ways to Give This Christmas Season
Give back to vulnerable children and families this Christmas
Virtual charity Christmas gifts for 2023
Send your loved ones a virtual charity gift for vulnerable child
Our winter crisis fund is a lifeline for families across the UK
Families across the UK are struggling. Our winter crisis fund means Action for Children can be there for them when no one else is. So, what is our winter crisis fund and how does it help vulnerable families at Christmas?
Cost of living crisis: Families are forced to make difficult decisions
Food insecurity, rising energy prices and the cost of living crisis are forcing families to make daily decisions that are impossible
How is the cost of living crisis impacting children?
Vulnerable children and families are being pushed to the edge
What is the cost of living crisis?
The UK is facing a perfect storm of increasing prices, soaring bills and tax rises. We explain the likely impact and what can be done to protect the most vulnerable families
How the cost of living is affecting families this winter and what you can do to help
The cost of living is having a devastating impact on families across the UK. But did you know that families with children are being the hardest hit? In this blog, we highlight how inflation is affecting families in the UK and how you can help.
Child homelessness is at a record high in Scotland: Here’s how you can help
As of March 2023, youth homelessness was recorded to be at an all-time high in Scotland. Learn more about how we help alleviate the crisis, and how you can too.
What is the true cost of going back to school
Ahead of the 2022 academic year, the government imposed new rules to drive down the cost of school uniforms. But with the cost of living crisis and 29% of children in the UK now living in poverty, many parents are still struggling to budget for back-to-sc
Free activities for families this summer
With the rising cost of living and changes to national income, many families are feeling the pinch this summer. We are helping families enjoy a budget friendly summer with a list of free, family-friendly activities.
How poverty affects children’s mental health
We look at the effects of poverty and what Action for Children is doing to reduce its effects in 2023.
Mother’s Day gift ideas 2023: our top picks
Looking for a meaningful Mother’s Day gift? Choose a charity gift that gives back and supports a vulnerable child
Long-term illness as a barrier to work: Paul and Fiona's story
"Somehow, we manage each month. If I'm honest, our constant struggle is just so normalised now."
Supporting families to move on from domestic abuse: Emily’s story
Action for Children helped this family navigate their new life