Protesters call for end to cruel sanctions

Campaigners gathered outside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in London and job centres across the country on Thursday 30 March as part of a national day of action to stop benefit sanctions. Read more...


Help with school essentials

Families in need across the UK will receive grants for uniforms, text books or new school shoes through a joint education fund from Action for Children and consultants, Turner & Townsend. Read more...


Disappointing downturn in services for women offenders

Probation staff are doing some excellent work with women who commit crime, but their efforts are hampered by a lack of accommodation for women, doubts over the future of Women’s Centres, and a lack of funding.. Read more...


Virgin Trains helps end re-offending

Virgin Trains is making prison recruitment fairs a regular part of its talent-hunting process. Read more...


Attendance Allowance campaign success

The Government has decided not to pass the responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local councils following a successful Age UK campaign on behalf of older people with a disability. Read more...



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    The Citizens Trust is one of London's leading providers of Welfare to Work programmes for people from many different backgrounds, especially those hardest to reach.

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