Crisis aid scheme is a patchwork, new research finds

The abolition of a national system of crisis loans and community care grants has left a patchwork of emergency help offered by local services and charities, research by Urban Pollinators has found. When people are offered assistance, the help is often faster and more responsive to the needs of people in crisis than in the […]

How to create community assets

  Since 1992, several hundred homes in a corner of west London have been the standard-bearers of a new form of community control. Previously owned by Westminster Council, they were transferred to a resident-controlled housing association, Walterton and Elgin Community Homes, under the 1988 ‘tenants’ choice’ legislation. Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH) arose from […]

Inspiration of the week: FareShare

Each year, British shops throw away around 1.4 million tonnes of food. Yet at least 10 million people in the UK live in poverty and have difficulty affording a healthy diet. FareShare is an organisation that believes the food waste and food poverty demonstrated in these statistics are two of the most urgent issues facing […]