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A major new survey of more than 1,200 charities and community groups, which rely on food from FareShare to feed more than 120,000 people at risk of hunger, highlights the dramatic impact the cost of living crisis is having on the most vulnerable families across the UK. FareShare is the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger […]

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Working as part of a new initiative with SOFEA, the Terrance Higgins Trust will provide a plethora of sexual health services to 13-24 year olds through SOFEA’s Community Larder in Milton Keynes. Established in 1982, The Terrance Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity; and working in partnership with the Cambridge […]

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SOFEA’s Community Food Members (CFMs) will receive £10,500 from Tesco stores across the UK that will be used to transport surplus food to vulnerable people throughout the SOFEA network. With special thanks to Bicester (£1,500), Banbury (£1,500), Henley (£500), Maidenhead (£500), Princes Risborough (£1,500), Oxford (£1,500), Aylesbury (£1,500), Reading (£1,500) and Windsor (£500). The purpose […]

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SOFEA’s Community Food Members (CFMs) will receive £1,500 and £1,000 respectively that it will use to transport surplus food to vulnerable people in Didcot and Thatcham. The purpose of Community Food Members (CFMs) are to provide to food to community groups in Oxfordshire; such as the Didcot Foodbank, Hagbourne Primary School, as well as delivering […]

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An essential aspect of the food distribution conducted by SOFEA centres around our Community Food Memberships. CFMs help us to support over 200 local community groups across the Thames Valley and South Midlands, which in turn, assist in supporting vulnerable individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. If you’re an organisation that helps give […]

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Food Waste and the Environment When asked what the biggest contributor to climate change is, most people will conclude that the burning of fossils fuels is largely to blame. While some sectors are more responsible than others for the devastation caused to the environment, the usual candidates; energy generation, transport and international trade, aren’t always […]

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On December 6th, SOFEA’s Milton Keynes site was paid a visit by the Mayor, Mohammed Khan. Following previous visits to SOFEA, Mayor Khan explained why he enjoys returning. “The demand has gone up since my last visit, there’s more students coming in here, it just shows that young people need support and help and I’m […]

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Part 1: Youth Homelessness Numbers vary, but according to the Big Issue, there are 268,385 vacant houses in the UK while the homeless charity Shelter estimates the number of homeless reached 280,000 in 2019. This means that there’s probably enough housing for the UK’s homeless population, which according to Shelter, is one in every 200 […]

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Tomorrow, on the 6th of October 2021, the £20 Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits Uplift will end; which the House of Lords Library reports will result 500,000 people, including 200,000 children, being pushed below the poverty line. This cut in the social safety net is the largest since World War 2, indeed, the largest cut […]

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With a renewed focus on assisting interns from BAME and low-income communities, what sets the Crankstart Programme apart from other internships? Unveiled in 2020, Oxford University’s Crankstart Scholarship programme is designed to help UK resident students, with a household income of less than £27,500, to study at one of the country’s most prestigious universities. In […]