Thousand young people homeless or at risk across Greater Manchester

An estimated 5,550 young people across Greater Manchester approached their local authority for help last year because they were homeless or at risk of...

A third of children with a working single parent live in poverty

A new report out today by the Charity Gingerbread to mark one hundred years of the charity's work finds that unsustainable work and poverty are two...

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...

The long shadow of deprivation-Bolton and Wigan amongst the cold spots of life chances

The effect of deprivation in dozens of English local authorities is now so persistent that some families face being locked into disadvantage for generations...

New Greater Manchester scheme aims support not prison for vulnerable people

Vulnerable people who have no place in a custody cell are to receive the right support, in the right place, at the right time,...

MPs call for £7bn annual increase in social care funding as a starting point...

MP’s are calling for urgent and sustained investment in social care to resolve the crisis in funding, exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Health and...

Youth Service engaging young people halves anti-social behaviour in Droylsden

A PILOT project to tackle youth nuisance in Droylsden is being rolled out across Tameside after helping reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) by half. Tameside Council’s...

Extent of child vulnerability is hidden under lockdown says Children’s Commissioner

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England has published analysis of the extent of child vulnerability around the country, warning that much of it is...

1 in 5 parents not reading to kids

Book People research discovers one in five UK parents do not spend any time reading with their primary school age children New research commissioned by...

Genes explain mystery heart failure in pregnant women

A new genetic discovery could explain the cause of a mysterious and potentially-deadly heart condition which affects women during or just after pregnancy. The findings,...