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New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 10:00 GMT

Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2021 11:45 GMT

​As thousands of people are committing to giving up alcohol during Dry January, research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 11:49 GMT

Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2020 22:10 BST

One in four adults in the UK are experiencing food insecurity, which is likely to have left them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition, during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the main finding of a survey published today by Feeding Britain and Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab.