Councils have lessons to learn on homelessness says Salford report

A Salford Academic who has studied the impact of new laws giving councils a legal duty to prevent homelessness says lessons now need to be...

Salford Foster carers get 40% pay rise

Salford’s foster carers are to get a 40% pay rise in their skills payment to acknowledge their commitment to the children and young people...

Sex and intimacy still important to older people

Politicians and academics in Greater Manchester are calling for conversations around older people and sex to be normalised with the launch of a new...

Singing away the blues

Choir master Dan McDwyer and arts organisation TripleC are leading a call – backed by the city’s health and social care chiefs – to...

New research will investigate children’s educational apps

RESEARCHERS are calling on nurseries and parents of young children to take part in a large study investigating the effectiveness of children’s educational apps. Academics...

Centrepoint reveals 3,000 young people are at risk of homelessness in Manchester as hundreds...

At least 3,030 young people in Greater Manchester approached their local council for help last year because they were homeless or at risk of...

New approach needed to tackle honour-based violence in the UK says Manchester report

A raft of measures to help tackle honour-based violence (HBV) and support hard-to-reach communities should be introduced, according to a new report...

Government ‘giving up protecting vulnerable’ as North West pensioners starved of £430m Pension Credit...

The Government has been accused of 'giving up on protecting the vulnerable' after new figures show more than 170,000 North West pensioners are being...

I am acclimatised to living on the streets

As the Beast from the East hit Manchester, you may have noticed that some rough sleepers chose to stay out in the snow even...

Shocking Manchester report finds racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and...