How being poor keeps you poor
A lack of money dominates every part of daily life - including how you think and how you feel.
Families are struggling to make ends meet, but there is still a social stigma in using foodbanks.
Food banks in Britain: People would have died if we had not been here
This year food banks have fed a million people for free. Why are they necessary?
The social supermarket is a step forward for tackling food poverty
Britain's first 'social supermarket' lets local people on low incomes buy food at knock-down prices, but more needs to be done to tackle the roots of food poverty
It's the inequality, stupid
Inequality is getting worse and it affects every aspect of society
Calories and class
How class affects your diet and your health
Top stores call them budget food lines. I say they are a disgrace
Sales of 'value' products have soared during the credit crunch. Here Jay Rayner asks why stores force the poor to eat such low grade food
Energy companies need to show struggling families more warmth
Parents are having to choose between heating and food - and the energy suppliers are not helping them cope.
Kindness of pub regulars who rescued homeless man forced to sleep rough
Pub customers rallied round to put this man back on his feet and into a home of his own.
Feeling the squeeze
Parents are finding it hard to cope with financial pressures
Long-term renting is 'damaging children's lives'
When families have to move because of rising rents, children lose out on friends, school and stability
Housing crisis: did damp and crowding contribute to cot death?
A baby was found dead in her cot below fungus growing out of the wall in a flat on a York housing estate
Why aren't we more outraged about child poverty?
When you talk about child poverty, you're essentially talking about fairness
Children suffer when they are deprived of experiences and possessions that others see as normal
Even though state education is free, parents need to find money for 'extras' - which are actually essentials. Young people collected this information about how the poorest amongst them miss out.
School was Jamie's only refuge. But not any more
A teacher tries to assist a troubled student, but in the end is powerless to help
Benefits Street: How it feels for those of us who are judged because of our background
Channel 4's programme implies that you should be ashamed to be raised on a housing estate with poor people
Ghost jobs, half lives: how agency workers 'get by' in Britain's shadow economy
There's a whole world of work that is temporary, shifting and keeps people in poverty.
To tackle personal debt we need to tackle inequality first!
Government policies should be tested to see whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest
A poor start
A constituency in Birmingham is the epicentre of child poverty in the UK, where 81% of families are affected