Trafford Centre backs sunflower lanyard scheme ahead of Purple Tuesday

Intu Trafford Centre is one of the first shopping centres in the UK to back the sunflower lanyard scheme to provide more help to...

New Manchester research will explore if young people use social media and influencers to...

A month after Ofsted, the schools regulator, released a rapid report highlighting that young people are exposed to unwanted sexual content and behaviours by their peers, a research...

Three quarters of young people have found this lockdown harder on their mental health...

New research by the charity YoungMinds shows that many young people with mental health problems have struggled to cope during the winter lockdown, and...

New programme aims to help socially excluded groups become entrepreneurs

A new Europe-wide project aims to improve the chances of socially excluded groups and communities to establish and develop businesses. Elie 2.0 will work with...

Care workers ‘underpaid and undervalued for too long’

Carers workers need a proper living wage for the amazing work they do in wake of charity report GMB, the union for carers, says care...

Working family poverty hits record high, fuelled by rising housing costs and childcare challenges

The UK’s relative poverty rate among working households has hit a record high this century of 17.4 per cent, according to the first comprehensive...

Activists have been silenced by governments during the pandemic, new report says

Human rights defenders continue to face arrest, experience attacks, threats and repression during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says. The research by the Centre for Applied...

Expanding welfare benefits improves mental health

Austerity-style reductions to welfare benefits have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for more vulnerable groups in society who are also most affected by...

Key workers feel burned-out and unsupported by public and government

A ‘new deal’ for key workers — including a £500 thank you bonus, extended sick pay and paying the real living wage — is needed to reward them for their heroic efforts...

Manchester University experts want to know how lockdown is affecting your relationships

A team of experts is investigating how the coronavirus lockdown has impacted on people’s relationships and routines. Social researchers from The University of Manchester alongside...