Modern Slavery – A Blight On Society

This year I had the opportunity to undertake a course called Hidden Voices - training about how to spot modern slavery. Organised by Transforming Plymouth Together and delivered by the Clewer Initiative it was a real eye-opener as to the malicious, dehumanising practice that is far more widespread than I had thought.

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GRA:CE Project Update

Progress so far:

Over the past 18 months, we have conducted qualitative fieldwork in over 65 case study parishes. This has included interviewing over 300 individuals, including clergy, congregation members, volunteers and stakeholders from the wider community, as well as observing social action projects.

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All Fun and Games? Holiday Hunger in the UK

Miriam Brittenden explores the issue of Holiday Hunger, by looking at how Joint Ventures in CUF's Together Network are responding to need in communities, and asking what steps the UK Government is taking to tackle it.

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Universal Credit: How can the Church Respond?

Universal Credit roll-out is going to happen slowly over the next five years and will include people who’ve been settled on their current income stream for years, for whom the change will mean a whole lot of upheaval and a great deal of anxiety.

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JFF Respond to FCA’s consultation on Rent-to-Own Goods

JFF recently submitted a joint response to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, relating to its proposals to introduce price controls on the Rent-to-own (RTO) market which is made up of providers like Bright House, Perfect Home and others who lease goods to consumers who pay weekly or monthly payments. The full response can be found here.

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The GRA:CE Project Launch

This week saw us launch The GRA:CE Project, bringing together over 100 church and charity leaders at Lambeth Palace to hear more about how this strategic piece of work is contributing to a better understanding of how social action, church growth and discipleship relate to one another.

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