Julia Unwin to leave Joseph Rowntree Foundation after 10 years

Julia Unwin CBE, the chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), is stepping down from her role at the end of 2016 after leading the organisations for the past 10 years.

Published 20 May 2016

More than a million people in UK ‘living in destitution’

A groundbreaking study into destitution in the UK has revealed that 1.25 million people, including over 300,000 children, are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean or stay warm and dry.

Published 28 April 2016

Dundee and Glasgow among UK’s fastest-declining cities

Two of Scotland's cities have been named among the fastest-declining places in the UK by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Published 1 March 2016

Action to control cost of renting key to building a poverty free Scotland, says JRF

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has called for measures to control the cost of renting in Scotland and a tax on the Winter Fuel Payment as part of a wide-ranging plan to reduce high levels of poverty in the country.

Published 18 February 2016

Fears for Scotland’s future success in tackling homelessness

Scotland’s ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a new report published today by national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 8 December 2015

Homelessness prevention in Wales ‘sets an example for the rest of the UK’

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 11 August 2015

Nearly two-thirds of children in poverty ‘live in working families’

Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Published 16 July 2015

Iain Duncan Smith to abolish Child Poverty Act targets

The UK government has announced plans to scrap the target to eliminate child poverty by 2020.

Published 2 July 2015

Working poor struggling to make ends meet as austerity hits, finds JRF

A new report has called for an increase in the supply of affordable homes to aid the struggles of vulnerable and working poor people to make ends meet as austerity continues to hit.

Published 1 July 2015

Blog: Four proposals on #fairerscotland

We need to face up to inequalities, and find solutions, to reduce poverty in a fair way, says Jim McCormick, Scotland adviser at Jospeh Rowentree Foundation.

Published 25 June 2015

Charities to play ‘crucial role’ in developing new social security powers

Charities and groups that work with people who receive benefits will play a crucial role in developing Scotland’s new social security powers, social justice secretary Alex Neil will say today.

Published 24 June 2015

Call for tighter PRS restrictions to prevent tenants being ‘edged into poverty’

Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities.

Published 1 May 2015

Blog: What future for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit can’t reduce poverty on its own, says Chris Goulden, head of poverty team at Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 28 April 2015

Young adults most likely to experience poverty in Scotland

Young adults are the most likely group to experience poverty in Scotland, with those renting privately at greatest risk, a new report has said.

Published 26 March 2015

JRF study analyses impact of austerity on poorest communities

Poorer Scots report feeling more confused and less secure following rapid cuts to their incomes, according to a study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).It finds signs of close knit communities lending support to some members but an overall picture of heightened risk and instability.

Published 10 March 2015