Sandwich generation feels the pressure during lockdown

The sandwich generation – those supporting both children and parents – are facing heightened emotional and financial pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

North West Ambulance Service reunites 999 emergency survivors with the paramedics that saved their...

Paramedics from across the North West are being happily reunited with the people whose lives they have saved. As part of its wider campaign to...

Stockport MP aims to stop the practice of Catfishing

Stockport MP Ann Coffey is to urge the House of Commons to bring in a law to criminalise Catfishing. The Labour MP will use an...

Mind survey reveals toll of pandemic on ambulance workers’ mental health

Data from a survey of almost 4,000 staff and volunteers across police, fire and ambulance services in the UK* has laid bare the scale...

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...

Poorer areas worst hit by rapid move to fee-charging cashpoints and Manchester Central is...

Deprived areas are losing free cash machines at a much faster rate than affluent ones across the UK – forcing thousands of people in...

Post-Covid personal debt tsunami inevitable unless radical relief is given says charity

A leading debt charity has warned of that a personal debt tsunami of £6 billion directly attributable to the pandemic is already being stored up...

New project to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low income families

A new national project examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low income families has been launched. The Covid Realities project – led by the University...

Break the grip of poverty to “truly level up” our uneven nation

Poverty’s grip on some parts of the UK, some families and among renters shows the scale of the challenge faced by the government in...

At least 200,000 older people experienced domestic abuse last year – but the experiences...

Age UK is calling on the Government to ensure the voices of older people are heard, their rights are protected and their needs included...