Race hate crimes against children reach 3 year high

Race hate crime against children has reached a 3-year high an NPSCC investigation has found. This included crimes against children under one. Childline held 2,617...

Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest according to...

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research...

Personal wellbeing rather than economic growth should be the primary aim of government spending

A group of parliamentarians are calling for a major change of direction: policy should be targeted at the wellbeing of the people and not...

Credit ‘curfews’ are needed to stop people spiraling into debt, according to a new...

Newcastle University researchers say a ban on access to online credit between 11pm and 7am could help protect consumers. Rates of people owing money...

Bury veteran Owen shines a light on suicide for new campaign

A former soldier from Bury is fronting a major new campaign to get more people talking about and confronting the subject of suicide. Owen Dykes,...

Housing associations help people off the dole – report

A new report by the University of Salford has revealed the social housing sector’s significant impact on employment support. Those housing associations which support their...

Child Poverty is becoming the new norm in Greater Manchester

Child poverty is becoming the ‘new normal’ in parts of Britain as fastest rises in poverty hit the poorest areas. It is  highest in big...

Call for Northern leaders to join forces for a “Living Wage North”

The Think Tank IPPR North has called on Metro Mayors, councils and leaders across the North to join forces to create a “Living Wage...

Scarred for a decade

The ‘crisis cohort’ who entered the world of work in the midst of the financial crisis continued to face higher unemployment, lower pay and...

Fewer people are giving to charity following recent scandals

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to the largest...