Joseph Rowntree Foundation research: Call for a stronger social security lifeline for children

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the experiences of families and children in poverty in the UK. JRF and Save the Children are working together on new research and analysis into people’s experiences.

Together the two organisations are advocating for the UK Government to extend the social security lifeline for families with children, to ease the intense financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

JRF and Save the Children are urgently calling for the Government’s lifeline measures to be extended for families with children, with an urgent, temporary, £20 per week increase to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit to support those struggling to stay afloat and help prevent another wave of families being swept into hardship.

A petition to Government can be found on their webpage.

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