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REFUGEES - CHURCHES ARE ALREADY ACTIVE AND READY TO DO MORE
We are seeing a refugee crisis across Europe. So far a relatively small number have arrived in the UK, but over the coming months the number is likely to increase dramatically. In December 2015, Jubilee+ launched a short survey to understand what actions More ...
Geoff Knott
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MODELS OF ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT FOR MIGRANTS
Housing Justice, NACCOM and Praxis produced a very timely report in July 2015 giving insights to projects around the UK which accommodate and support migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). These provide services with few resources but great More ...
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THE IMPACT OF CHURCH-BASED PARENT AND TODDLER GROUPS
There has been a large amount of academic and social policy research concluding that the single most important factor influencing a child’s intellectual and social development is the quality of parenting and care they receive and the quality of the home More ...
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HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND CHURCHES WORKING TOGETHER
Housing Justice and The Centre for Theology and Community released a report in June 2015 entititled ' Our Common Heritage. Housing Associations and churches working together.' It explores the partnerships which housing associations and local churches have More ...
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SOCIAL ACTION AND CHURCH GROWTH
The 2014, 2012 and 2010 National Church and Social Action Survey Reports show that churches in the UK have responded significantly to the social challenges in their communities. However, is all this effort helping to grow the Church or is this just social More ...
Geoff Knott
NCSA14 Report
RESULTS OF THE NATIONAL CHURCH AND SOCIAL ACTION SURVEY 2014
Investing more for the common good. The responses to the 3rd biennial National Church and Social Action Survey in 2014 indicate that 1.1 -1.4 million volunteers participated in church-based social action in the UK in 2014, touching millions of people More ...
Geoff Knott
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A DEEPER LOOK AT ADDICTION
Addiction will probably affect all of us in one way or another. Either personally or through a family member or a friend. In any case, it certainly affects societies as a whole and the church as part of that society. There are many different things More ...
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FEEDING BRITAIN - REPORT OF THE ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO HUNGER IN THE UK
An Inquiry was set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger and Food Poverty in April 2014 with the financial support from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Charitable Trust. They wanted to understand, among other things, the extent and geographic More ...
Geoff Knott
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EMERGENCY USE ONLY: UNDERSTANDING AND REDUCING USE OF FOODBANKS IN THE UK
Research, jointly conducted by Oxfam, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the Church of England and The Trussell Trust, examines why people are turning to food banks, how food bank use fits with their wider coping strategies, and what might be done to More ...
Geoff Knott
Housing Shelter
REPORT ON IMPACT OF NIGHT SHELTERS ON HOMELESSNESS
Thousands of volunteers mobilised to help homeless people. Ahead of the start of the Winter Shelter season in November 2014, Housing Justice launched a new report on Thursday 16/10 which shows the impact that the network of Church and Community Night More ...
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IMPACT RESEARCH - EARLY YEARS PROGRESS UPDATE
Between July and September 2014, the Jubilee+ Impact Research Group undertook a national survey to identify the scale and nature of the impacts that Church-based early years projects are having in the UK. More ...
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A DEEPER LOOK AT LIFE TRANSITIONS
As Christians meet and get to know people in their communities through social action, what might become apparent are the change of circumstances that people are journeying through. This may be caused by family breakdown, loss of a job, death of a loved More ...
Geoff Knott
Good Neighbours
GOOD NEIGHBOURS: HOW CHURCHES HELP COMMUNITIES FLOURISH
This joint piece of research authored by Paul Bickley of Theos and sponsored by the Church Urban Fund sets out to understand the impact of local churches in deprived communities in England. They seek to explore what churches do, and also how and why they More ...
Geoff Knott
Family Breakdown
FAMILY BREAKDOWN IS NOT INEVITABLE
A new report from the Centre for Social Justice ‘Fully Committed?’ presents research on families and the effects of family breakdown. It also makes several recommendations to policy makers to strengthen existing initiatives and create new policy. More ...
Geoff Knott
Relationship
EVALUATION OF RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS
Research Report. Department of Education. January 2014. This research evaluates three specific kinds of intervention; Marriage preparation, Relationship Education and Couple Counselling. It explores whether receiving these three different types of More ...
Geoff Knott
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THE DEBT TRAP - EXPOSING THE IMPACT OF PROBLEM DEBT ON CHILDREN 
Report by The Children's Society and StepChange May 2014. This report presents compelling evidence that factors contributing to problem debt for children and families can be all too easy to develop, and the impact truly disastrous. Even for families More ...
Geoff Knott
The Happiness Course
NATIONAL HAPPINESS MATTERS MORE THAN NATIONAL WEALTH
Action for Happiness commissioned a YouGov poll in March 2014. which found that the vast majority of people think levels of happiness and wellbeing matter more than the size of the economy. A majority (87%) of UK adults were found More ...
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A DEEPER LOOK AT: CHILD POVERTY
On February 27th 2014, the Government launched a consultation on its Child Poverty Strategy. The consultation seeks views on further action needed from the Government, the business community and the third sector to address the issues. More ...
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A DEEPER LOOK AT: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EARLY YEARS
Overwhelming evidence suggests that, within the context of the early years of a child’s life (0-5), the single most important factor influencing a child’s intellectual and social development is the quality of parenting and care they receive More ...
Geoff Knott
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A PATHWAY OUT: THE IMPACT OF CHURCH-BASED DEBT AND MONEY ADVICE INITIATIVES
Churches need to focus on prevention as well as cure to address the debt epidemic. Latest research from Jubilee+ covering 120+ UK church respondents on the impact of Church-based debt and money advice initiatives shows that whilst activities are More ...
Geoff Knott
Credit Union
A DEEPER LOOK AT: CREDIT UNIONS
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. They offer similar services to banks, including savings accounts, loans, and a range of other services to help their members to save and manage their money responsibly. More ...
Geoff Knott
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SOCIAL ACTION AND CHURCH GROWTH
Responses to the question, “Thinking of organised activities of your church in the local community in the last 12 months, how do your rate their effectiveness in seeing people added to the church?”, show that all initiatives have some effect on church gro More ...
Geoff Knott
Faith-in-the-Community
CHRISTIANS IN PARLIAMENT REPORT ON FAITH IN THE COMMUNITY - WORKING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES
For UK faith groups the closest interaction that they have with government processes and institutions is at a local level. It is therefore important to understand how local authorities and faith groups work together, what they do and what barriers and ben More ...
Geoff Knott
2012 Survey
RESULTS OF THE NATIONAL CHURCH AND SOCIAL ACTION SURVEY 2012
Churches in the UK respond significantly to the social challenges in their local communities. Hours spent by volunteers in UK Churches on local social action initiatives have increased by 36% in two years to 98M hours. More ...
Geoff Knott
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RESULTS OF THE 2011 NEWFRONTIERS SOCIAL ACTION SURVEY
In spring 2011, the Social Action Team asked all Newfrontiers UK churches to fill in a survey about their activities in the community. Here are the headlines: Newfrontiers churches in the UK contribute an estimated 500,000 volunteer hours to social action More ...
Geoff Knott
Statistics
RESULTS OF 2010 NATIONAL SOCIAL ACTION SURVEY (2)
Hours and Finance provided by Church by size. The larger the church, the more hours and £ is spent on social initiatives. This goes up markedly for large churches of over 500 adults. Church Size (Adults) Average Hours pa Average £ pa More ...
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RESULTS OF 2010 NATIONAL SOCIAL ACTION SURVEY (1)
In November 2010, several thousand Churches in the UK were contacted about how Churches are currently involved in social action in their communities. 284 completed the survey. Please find a summary of results below. These not only inform the Church and Ch More ...
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