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Child Poverty Review, July 2004

This document presents the findings of the "review, to examine the welfare reform and public services changes necessary to advance towards the Government's long-term goal of halving and eradicating child poverty." "The review includes both medium-term plans emerging from the 2004 Spending Review, and an assessment of the longer-term direction which policy needs to take in order to meet the Government's new child poverty target set out in the Spending Review."

Choices in care

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

As dementia progresses people usually need more care and support. This information sheet discusses some of the issues and options to consider carefully as dementia progresses and provides some useful contact addresses.

Britain's poorest children : severe and persistent poverty and social exclusion

The current Labour government has made a commitment to abolish child poverty in Britain by 2020. In its efforts to do so, a number of targets have been established and indicators of progress are being reviewed annually. However, tackling severe child poverty does not feature in these targets or indicators. In fact, although there is now a wealth of information about child poverty in Britain, very little is known about either the extent of severe child poverty or the children who are affected.

Carers allowance and the carer premium/addition

Factsheet providing information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Carers Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about the allowance.

Caring for someone with dementia: financial and legal tips

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet looks at the importance for a person with dementia to organise their financial and legal affairs while they are still able to do so. This ensures that their affairs will be organised in the future in a way that they have chosen. A person with dementia may want a friend or family member to help them with this.

Disability living allowance and attendance allowance

Factsheet giving information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about these benefits.

Achieving our potential : a framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland

Scottish Government document laying out priorities for action and investment to lessen poverty by reducing income inequalities, instituting longer-term measures to combat poverty and the causes of low income, supporting those experiencing poverty or at risk of experiencing poverty and making the tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.

Child Poverty Action Group

Website of the Child Poverty Action Group, the campaigning charity dedicated to the eradication of child poverty in the UK.

Britain's poorest children : severe and persistent poverty and social exclusion : key findings

Britain's Poorest Children is the first study conducted in Britain on severe and persistent child poverty and social exclusion. Commissioned by Save the Children and carried out by the Centre for Research in Social Policy, this new study investigates the extent of severe child poverty, its persistence and the overlaps between childhood poverty and social exclusion. This resource presents the key findings of this research.

Practitioner article: tackling fuel poverty - how can practitioners help their clients?

The current fuel poverty situation is outlined, including legislation and schemes designed to mitigate it. Some suggestions as to how practitioners can help clients to help themselves with this issue are made.