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Exam Results day: the impact on grieving young people

Childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish advises parents and professionals on how a young person may feel on their results day after somebody close to them has died, and what they can do to prepare, support and understand them.

With statistics showing 1 in 20 people have experienced the death of a parent by the age of 16 and another survey indicating 78% have been bereaved of a close...

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Zara Crawford



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1 in 5 key worker households have children living in poverty

  • Around 1 million children with key worker parents are living below the breadline, research shows
  • In some parts of Britain more than two-fifths of kids in key worker households are living below the breadline
  • Poverty levels “likely to get worse” as ministers hold down pay
  • Key workers in the public sector facing another year of real-terms pay cuts
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Nearly nine million grants from first round of Household Support Fund

More than 8.9 million grants have been given to families to help with post-pandemic pressures through a fund set up to help the most vulnerable, new figures reveal.

  • 8.9 million grants given to families in first round of Household Support Fund, new data shows
  • Local Authorities use government funding to help communities with innovative measures
  • It “has been
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NSPCC prepares for rise in calls about children left home alone as schools break up

  • In 2020/21, the charity’s helpline made 464 referrals to agencies in the South West, following contacts about children being left without supervision of an adult – a 39% increase from the previous year
  • There's no legal age a child can be left home alone but it’s against the law to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk
  • Cost-of-living crisis expected to put
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7.2 million Cost of Living payments made to low-income families

Over 7.2 million payments of £326 have already been made to help households through the government’s Cost of Living support.
  • 7.2 million payments of £326 – worth a total of £2.4 billion – made in first week of Cost of Living support rollout
  • Payments mark the first half of the £650 Cost of Living payment for low-income families, with the second half coming in the autumn
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Have you received your free school meal holiday vouchers?

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with added costs of food for example – especially now with rising food and energy prices, and reduced income due to childcare.

With the end of term fast approaching, we've sent supermarket vouchers worth £90 per child to low-income families, whose children currently receive free school meals, to help them buy food over the school...

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Every school will have a life-saving defibrillator by 22/23

Schools without a defibrillator to be provided one by government by the end of 22/23 academic year, building on curriculum teaching first aid and CPR

State-funded schools across England will receive defibrillators under new government plans to make sure there is a device in every school, boosting their numbers in communities across the country.

Defibrillators have the potential to...

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Government and leading businesses join forces to help households with cost of living

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Buttress
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Charlie Gard’s parents push for new law on treatment rights

Chris Gard and Connie Yates are lobbying MPs to pass ‘Charlie’s Law’. They also praise Archie Battersbee’s mum for fighting for her son’s right to life.

THE parents of tragic tot Charlie Gard have spoken of their campaign to change the law to keep decisions about the medical treatment of seriously ill children out of the courts.

They are championing a new law that would give...

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Sun, sea and single parents: Summer holidays spark concerns for single parents  

With the end of this week marking the start of the summer holidays for most children across the UK, parents are preparing themselves for six weeks of childcare, days out and entertainment. However, for some families it can be one of the most challenging times of the year. 

Research from consumer legal services company, Slater and Gordon , found that just one-fifth (19%) of separated...

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Why Moving House at Uni is Easier Than You Think

University can get stressful at times. With coursework, assignments, and exams, you can feel overwhelmed. One element of student life that becomes particularly stressful is the moving. The experience of finding your own place can be stressful, let alone moving your belongings on your own.

In fact, Save The Student’s National Student Accommodation Survey for 2022 found that students...

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