Leeds is tackling period poverty head on

Leeds is proud to be the first city council in England to announce measures to combat period poverty in its schools. With one in seven girls having struggled to afford sanitary wear, or having been forced to ask to borrow from friends, and with the cost of periods averaging out at £10 a month, this … Continue reading Leeds is tackling period poverty head on

Tinkering with child poverty won’t help end it

As new child poverty figures are published amid increasing Tory pressure to change the way we measure it, we publish here a piece by Jonathan Bradshaw, which he wrote for The Conversation. Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York There has been no real change in the proportion of children living in poverty in the past year, … Continue reading Tinkering with child poverty won’t help end it