Julia Unwin 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.
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. Research from the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) estimated that 184,500 households
Two of Scotland's cities have been named among the fastest-declining places in the UK by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). A JRF report, titled ‘Uneven growth: tackling city decline’, considered a range of long-term economic factors including population change, unemployment rates, job creati
Jim McCormick 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.
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. The report shows 28,615 homelessness assessments by councils last year – a fall of 5 per cent on the previous year. H
New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis. However, the report warns that welfare reforms and cuts introduced by the UK government risk undermining any progress achieved, while the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill cur
Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found. A new study by the research institute concluded that while levels of absolute child poverty were unchanged between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the proportion living in a working fami
Alex Neil 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.
Campaigners have called for the reintroduction of private rent controls after new figures reveal a massive increase in rents in Scotland’s biggest cities. New statistics released this week by Citylets, show that rents in Glasgow have increased faster than anywhere else in Scotland, up by 9.2 per c
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 pictu