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Ending hunger in London

Sarah Greenwood, the Trussell Trust London Foodbank Network Manager, discusses foodbanks in London and how the new mayor can help reduce the numbers of people in crisis. “I’ve worked all my adult life but after I was made redundant, my income went from £24k a year to £4k a year… Every mother wants the best for their … Continue reading

Switched on London

Switched on London discuss how a publicly owned energy company in London can achieve an affordable, fair and democratic energy system. The biggest threat to family life in London is the cost of living. Not only housing itself, but the costs of keeping a home running: water, council tax, bills and energy. The struggle for a more … Continue reading

Cleaning up London’s dirty air

Simon Alcock, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at ClientEarth discusses the impact of air pollution on London’s children and the Clear Air Campaign. Our capital has the filthiest air in Britain. Air pollution, being driven to dangerously high and illegal levels by diesel fumes from our cars, taxis, buses and lorries, is causing almost 10,000 … Continue reading

Upfront and into work

Dalia Ben-Galim, Director of Policy, Gingerbread, discusses a new proposal to support London’s parents into work Upon the offer of a new job, excitement and relief can soon shift into a logistical balancing act for many parents. As most parents know, finding childcare that is affordable, good quality, in the right location with opening hours … Continue reading

Out and about in London

Eloise Rickman, blogger at, writes that the next Mayor must make London more accessible if they want to improve life for families living in the city. I love living in London. I am a parent of a ten month old, and living in the capital means there is always something for me to do … Continue reading

Taking a stand on overcrowding

Marc Francis from the anti-poverty charity Z2K explains why the new mayor must make tackling overcrowded housing a priority. “Fatima” and her Mum share a small bedsit in east London.  The flat is so small that there is barely room for her bed, let alone her clothes and toys.  Her Mum works, but because the … Continue reading

Giving families time to breathe

Tom Redfearn, Senior Public Affairs Officer at The Children’s Society explores how councils can support families struggling with debt when town hall budgets are being reduced. Cast your mind back to 12.35pm on 25th November 2015 when George Osborne stood up to deliver his Autumn Statement. After a speech that lasted a little over 1 hour … Continue reading

Timewise Councils

Emma Stewart MBE, Timewise Joint CEO, talks about why flexible hiring is shaping the future of the workplace As recent chair of the London Child Poverty Alliance, I am committed to championing support the ‘Family Friendly London’ campaign. Timewise and our sister organisation Women Like Us, supports thousands of parents in London each year to … Continue reading