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Short, sharp and informative commentary and analysis from the Bevan Foundation team, our members and occasional guests.

All views are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the Bevan Foundation.

Keep Wales’ School Uniform Grant

April 5th 2018

As news breaks that Wales’ poorest children are to lose help with essential school uniforms, Victoria Winckler says the grant should be reinstated. BBC Wales has revealed that the Welsh Government plans to scrap the School Uniform Grant in 2018/19.  Read more »

School dinners and Universal Credit

March 26th 2018

The Welsh Government has a unique opportunity to make sure that children from low-income families don’t go hungry, says Victoria Winckler. Each year, around one in six of Wales’ school pupils claims a free school meal because their parents receive Read more »

Poverty causes homelessness

March 19th 2018

Bad weather has brought the plight of rough sleepers into the spotlight. Victoria Winckler finds evidence that the root cause is poverty. The recent bad weather has focused attention once again on the growing numbers of rough sleepers in Wales’ Read more »

Poverty: lessons from Belfast

February 21st 2018

Victoria Winckler asks what lessons Wales can learn from efforts to solve poverty in Northern Ireland. Yesterday I had the honour of contributing to the launch of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest poverty monitor.  No, this wasn’t in or even Read more »

The future of child poverty in Wales

February 13th 2018

With no sign of child poverty disappearing, Jo Blake looks at what’s ahead for 2020 Child Poverty: The latest projections There’s been a lot in the media recently about how child poverty is set to soar over the next few Read more »

Doom and gloom in 2018?

January 8th 2018

Victoria Winckler reflects on our predictions for the year ahead and what could be done to make 2018 a year for hope. Our report on what 2018 might bring, published last week, made for uncomfortable reading. We outlined the prospect Read more »

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In Print

Supporter Magazine

Exchange Issue 10, Spring 2018

“Refreshing, timely and balanced – Exchange has its finger on the pulse” The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine brings together a range of contributors to explore some of the most current and important issues in Welsh public life. Read more »

Exchange – Issue 9

Well-being in Wales The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine looks at well-being in Wales from a range of different perspectives. Our excellent range of contributors looks at health and social care in Wales while considering different aspects of Read more »

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Other Publications

Poverty in Wales 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest report provides an up-to-date analysis on the current status of poverty in Wales The report looks back over the last twenty years, examining the poverty trends in Wales, comparing Wales with the rest of the Read more »

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May 11th 2018

Understanding Poverty

UNDERSTANDING POVERTY:  What it means for your organisation and what you can do about it 11th May 2018, 1.30 – 4.30 Erddig Room, Glyndwr University, Wrexham Essential training for everyone working with people on low incomes WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT Read more »