Emergency food parcel use rockets in May during Covid crisis

Food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network are reporting their busiest month ever, with an 89% increase in emergency food parcels given to people...

Twitter can counter rather than spread fake news

A new study which analysed tweets in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire has found that social media can be a great platform for...

Share of young people receiving benefits increased by two-thirds during the crisis

The proportion of young adults claiming income-related benefits increased from 9 to 15 per cent during the Covid crisis – a larger increase than...

Will Covid kill the High Street

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only drastically changed how we live, but also how we work, and this could have long term consequences for...

Staffing levels in care ‘dangerously low’ with dying residents denied dignified end

Nearly a third of care staff say staffing levels are dangerously low, getting worse and negatively affecting the care provided, says a UNISON survey...

COVID continues to hit North hard as analysis indicates lockdown varied in its effectiveness...

New analysis by northern universities - including The University of Manchester - shows a larger increase in COVID-19 deaths, and deaths from all causes,...

Charity joins forces with Manchester Met professor to shift vital support for Manchester’s families...

Greater-Manchester based charity Home-Start faced a challenge following the announcement of lockdown, with many vulnerable families depending on the face-to-face support its army of...

Older bereaved people are up to four times more likely to experience depression, but...

Older people who have experienced the death of a partner are up to four times more likely to experience depression than older people who...

Cases of child grooming on social media rise 50 per cent in six months

Figures obtained by the NSPCC from Freedom of Information requests to every police force in England and...

Scrap pensions triple lock to help pay for lockdown

The triple lock guarantee of increases in the state pension should be abandoned to ensure the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis is fair...