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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 […]

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Recently, SOFEA was offered the opportunity of hosting five interns during the summer holidays by forging a partnership with the Oxford University’s Career Office. The students we chose reflect the diverse social groups, ethnicities and racial backgrounds of the communities we support, as well as those we don’t currently work with. Having interviewed students applying […]

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Tesco to launch “Buy One to Help A Child” this summer with the aim of providing three million meals for children. Every time a customer buys fresh fruit or veg during the scheme, Tesco will donate to FareShare. Tesco customers can now help provide millions of meals to feed children this summer and beyond, thanks […]