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Bonymaen young mums are #payingtheprice

Posted by Beth Jenkins AM /

Thursday 18 December 2014 / Financial education, Cost of living
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Bethan Jenkins AM reflects on our latest report on financial inclusion, Paying the Price, and how these issues affect people in her own constituency, She explains the political opportunities in Wales to make real changes.

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Vulnerable young people and debt: in their words

Posted by Abigail Gill /

Monday 15 December 2014 / Financial education

Our report, Paying the Price, considers the cost of vulnerable young people not receiving a decent financial education. They often end up in debt, which can lead to serious consequences as they become independent. We explore the issue through the words of our young people and staff.

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Vulnerable young people are #PayingThePrice

Posted by Fiona Bruce MP /

Thursday 11 December 2014 / Financial education

We know that with financial education young people can make better financial decisions and avoid unmanageable debt. Those who experience financial problems are more likely to take risks, be unsafe or become homeless.

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Time to change the way we spend

Friday 05 December 2014 / The Red Book, Autumn statement, Children's centres

This week’s Autumn Statement was the last big parliamentary event of 2014 - and one of the last before next May’s General Election. Without a change of approach at all levels, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement could have stark implications for the services children and families rely on.

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The Eleventh Hour

First launched in 2011, Action for Children’s annual red book reports has helped us to see the changing needs of children and families, alongside the pressures on the services providing vital support. This year’s report, the eleventh hour, asked managers where they believed the needs of children, young people and families had changed in the last 12 months. Rather, worryingly managers pointed to a whole range of issues greater support is needed.

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