Baroness Jenny Jones, former leader of the Green Party, is the latest high profile political figure to be added the panel for the #LandAidDebate on 5 February.
A new report published by the Fabian Society this week estimates that 50,000 people aged 16-18 years old have fallen out of the support system for NEETs.
We've had an amazing year this year, and what better way to celebrate it than with the LandAid Twelve Questions of Christmas Quiz!* To enter, donate £3 to LandAid on mydonate and send us your answers for the chance to win Prezzo vouchers worth £50 - great for a pre-theatre meal or mid-January cheer-me-up.
This Christmas the UK faces a child poverty and homelessness crisis - and we need your help. According to the Child Poverty Action Group, one child in three will spend the next two years living on the breadline. That's 4 million children living in acute poverty in the eight largest economy in the world. Let's think about what that means for a moment.
The LandAid-funded construction workshop at St Eds in Norwich was a hive of activity when Caroline Fraser and me paid a visit on Friday.
Paul Morrish has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of LandAid. Paul joins LandAid from VoiceAbility, one of the UK's largest advocacy charities working with vulnerable adults and young people, where he is currently Deputy Chief Executive.
On Friday I attended the grand opening of Eikon's beautiful new offices at Fulbrook School in Surrey. After several years of planning and six months of construction, supported by a £20,000 refurbishment grant from LandAid, the new centre will enable Eikon to double their services and reach out to more young people across the county.
Thursday lunchtime Caroline and I were joined by LandAid Chairman Robin Broadhurst and Trustee Suzanne Avery at Circle Sports, Hackney. With all the buzz around vibrant creative businesses and pop-up food experiences in Hackney, it can be easy to forget that it still remains one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK and its young people can have a hard time getting into employment.
This week (3 - 7 November) is National Pro Bono Week, which celebrates the free legal advice given by law firms to communities across the UK. LandAid launched its own pro bono programme in July this year. While the legal profession has a long tradition of giving pro bono advice, it is not as established in other parts of the property industry.