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Building healthy communities in an age of austerity

This article looks at the key factors in building a healthy community which includes the ability to access fair finance; for power to reside locally in determining community problems; and for communities to be able to resolve these issues. These factors have become...

Celebrating living wage week 2014

I’m delighted to say that this week CDF is joining the Living Wage Foundation and hundreds of other Living Wage employers in celebrating Living Wage Week 2014. From 2 – 8 November employers and employees alike are sharing their experiences of paying and being paid the...

What our banks need to do now

We are facing a financial crisis in our communities.  Small businesses and households are finding it increasingly hard to access finance and credit.  This makes them more reliant on expensive forms of finance.  The announcement by Wonga that it is moving into business...