Food bank labels

18 Jan 19

Unable to afford the basics, thousands of families will be turning to food banks to feed hungry stomachs this Christmas. It’s heartbreaking that anyone has to rely on donations for their next meal – but this year it’s the reality for more families than ever...


Will you message Google and Apple about bullying app Sarahah

7 Feb 18

Sarahah, an app that lets bullies send hate filled messages anonymously, is coming under fire. 120,000 of us, have signed the petition against the app, and stories of the horrific bullying are making a splash in national papers. [1] But so far the app’s creators haven’t responded....


Full Ban of Sarahah

26 Jan 18

It’s like putting the school bully in a child’s pocket. A mobile phone app called Sarahah lets bullies send abusive messages anonymously. And it’s already spreading like wildfire across our schools – countless children’s lives are being made miserable right now [1]. The dangerous app has hit the headlines...

Universal Credit & the Budget: Update

23 Nov 17

Update: the government is feeling the pressure to fix the problems with Universal Credit, the scheme that’s meant to give financial help to families struggling to get by. They’ve just announced they won’t make people wait as long before they can get the help they...

Universal Credit & Christmas

21 Nov 17

This is terrible: thousands of people could be left penniless this Christmas, all because of an admin error with the benefit system called Universal Credit. It could mean families up and down the country going without the money they need to pay their rent or...

Universal Credit Update

4 Oct 17

Update: The government has confirmed that they won’t pause the roll-out of universal credit, the controversial scheme that’s supposed to give financial help to people struggling to get by. Last week, 38 Degrees members joined together with charities and MPs to demand a pause in...