Neighbourly relations better now than before the pandemic

The way we feel about our neighbours has largely improved since the start of the pandemic, find researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social...

The Fear of Missing Out: A large amount of phone use takes place on...

Smartphone users frequently check the lock screen of their phones, with this totalling one quarter of the total time they spend on their devices....

Research reveals ‘huge’ impact of pandemic on sexual violence support services

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sexual abuse survivors going through the criminal justice system has been ‘huge’ with support services reporting referral...

Half of Universal Credit claimants are food insecure even with the £20/week uplift, says...

A major new research report looks at food insecurity among benefits claimants during COVID-19, finding that half of Universal Credit claimants are insecure, and...

Online religious worship during COVID difficult but here for the long-term, Manchester study shows

Online worship and the celebration of life events such as marriage and funerals were exceptionally difficult for religious communities under COVID-19 restrictions, shows the most...

One in six children has probable mental disorder in 2021 – continuing 2020 peak

A survey published today by NHS Digital found one in six children in England had a probable mental disorder in 2021 – a similar...

Young children from England’s poorest areas are shorter, according to new research

Primary school children from England’s most deprived areas are nearly twice as likely to be short than those in the least deprived areas, according...

Lockdown changed how much we thought about the future and other people, new study...

Prolonged social isolation and changes to work opportunities during the first UK lockdown were linked with important changes in people’s thought patterns, a new...

Adults with learning disabilities feel left behind as rest of society is freed from...

The lives of adults with learning disabilities and their carers are still a long way from returning to normal despite COVID-19 restrictions lifting, according...

Government must commit to new cross-departmental strategy to tackle child poverty, MPs say

A lack of clear leadership and focus has hindered efforts to reduce the number of children growing up in poverty in the UK and...