Pause for Christmas – and then make a life-changing commitment for the New Year
This has felt like the longest and most difficult of years. Whilst every year brings its challenges, 2016 has had an extraordinary ability to surprise, confound and disturb.
We should enshrine in law a target for cutting child poverty
We are living through the biggest increase in relative child poverty in a generation.Read more
Helping hard-pressed families stretch their budgets
We all hear stories in the news about food going to waste from supermarkets and a lot of us question why it can’t be used to help people who need it.Read more
Barnsley Chronicle Column: People Answered My Call For Action
Two weeks ago I asked local people: if you could change just one thing to tackle child poverty locally what would it be? With more than one in five children in my Barnsley Central constituency living in poverty, it is a question that needs answering.Read more