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As restrictions continue, so too must the lifeline

As restrictions continue, so too must the lifeline

11th January 2021

Beth, TLG’s Policy Lead, on how the recent national lockdown restrictions mean the Government must commit now to extending the Universal Credit uplift.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has expansive experience in the political sector. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Schools closures: what can be done to support children?

Schools closures: what can be done to support children?

04th January 2021

As the Prime Minister tonight announced that schools will close once again, TLG highlights a number of concerns around how this will affect children and what can be done to mitigate those effects.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has expansive experience in the political sector. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Period Poverty

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Period Poverty

10th December 2020

As part of the UN-led 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Ruth spotlights a widespread issue which too often hides in the shadows: period poverty. She draws attention to how this gender-based injustice is affecting girls right here in the UK and how severely it can impact upon their education and families.

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Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo has a background in language-related roles, having studied French and Italian at Oxford University. In her time at Oxford, Ruth wrote and spoke extensively about social injustice – notably about racism, for national newspaper The Voice. Ruth is passionate about social justice: in addition to her role within TLG, Ruth is an Ambassador for Press Red, a Christian charity which seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence. She is also a trustee for a Christian charity providing shelter to migrant women fleeing domestic abuse, who under current legislation have no recourse to public funds.

Helping youth tackle a tough winter

Helping youth tackle a tough winter

03rd December 2020

Rae, TLG's Head of Therapeutic Practice, caught up with Joel Harris, Kintsugi Hope Youth Wellbeing Groups Coordinator, to hear his thoughts about the really tough winter ahead for young people.

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Rachel Morfin

Rachel Morfin

With twenty years’ experience working with children in both church and school situations, Rachel has pioneered and now heads up TLG’s Early Intervention programme supporting children struggling in mainstream primary and secondary schools. Oh, and she’s got three teenagers of her own at home!

Response to the Spending Review: The Government must commit to keeping the lifeline

Response to the Spending Review: The Government must commit to keeping the lifeline

25th November 2020

TLG's response to the Chancellor's Spending Review. While there were some welcome measures, the Government has yet to commit to keeping the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and extending it to include Legacy benefits, leaving many families facing uncertainty and financial insecurity.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has expansive experience in the political sector. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

‘The Shadow Pandemic’: Domestic Abuse and its Devastating Effects on Families and Children

‘The Shadow Pandemic’: Domestic Abuse and its Devastating Effects on Families and Children

25th November 2020

25th November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ruth explains more about just how widespread domestic abuse sadly is across the UK and how we can all play our part in eliminating it.

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Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo has a background in language-related roles, having studied French and Italian at Oxford University. In her time at Oxford, Ruth wrote and spoke extensively about social injustice – notably about racism, for national newspaper The Voice. Ruth is passionate about social justice: in addition to her role within TLG, Ruth is an Ambassador for Press Red, a Christian charity which seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence. She is also a trustee for a Christian charity providing shelter to migrant women fleeing domestic abuse, who under current legislation have no recourse to public funds.

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