Enough is enough

Over 80 leading charities in the UK are joining forces to put pressure on the Government to provide a properly funded care system to end the suffering of over a million disabled and older people. Read more...


Child poverty set to soar

An estimated 1.5 million more children could be living in poverty by 2022 as a direct result of recent changes to taxes and social security, according to an impact assessment from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Read more...


MPs call for action on housing for older people

A Government Select Committee is calling upon the government to tackle the critical shortage of accessible and specialist housing and bungalows for older people. Read more...

South London church offers knife amnesty

A South London church is attracting a great deal of attention for its unorthodox approach to conventional worship. But Spac Nation Ministries in Southwark has a very different congregation to most churches. Read more...


Support 2020 by 2020

Help achieve the 2020 Ambition to reduce the women’s prison population to 2,020 (or fewer) by 2020. Read more...



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    The Citizen Online is written and published by The Citizens Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged people. Under the mission statement, "The Voice of Conscience for a Caring Nation", we produced the Disability Times, a national monthly newspaper for disabled people, their families, carers and friends. We also provided Dis-Ability Update, a weekly service on Channel 4 Teletext.

    The Citizen Online is a combination of an online newspaper and the accessible 'soundbites' provided by the old Teletext service. By presenting some of the struggles, aims and victories of people from different backgrounds, it aims to encourage the understanding essential for harmony within our diverse society. We hope readers will find things of interest within most categories; the communities may be different, but the stories and the needs are so often the same.


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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.

    The Trust specialises in offering services above and beyond the normal scope of employability provision. By taking all needs into account, it offers a caring atmosphere in which the most vulnerable participants can achieve success.