Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC

Commenting on the new national minimum wage rates which come into force today, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Britain is indebted to its army...

National study launched into the effects of social service closures on older people, people...

A new national study has been launched to look at the impact of social service closures due to coronavirus, on the lives of older...

Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

Children and adolescents are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and social isolation ends and clinical services...

Universal credit should be designed with the people who use it, new report says

Radical changes to Universal Credit are needed now more than ever to help families facing further hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Young people’s mental health deteriorated the most during the pandemic, study finds

Public health responses to the pandemic have focused on preventing the spread of the virus, limiting the number of deaths and easing the burden...

A comprehensive recovery package is needed to tackle rising tide of childhood vulnerability caused...

The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has published a report, ‘Childhood in the time of Covid’  that calls for a comprehensive recovery package for children...

Call for action as young people in the North-West face homelessness crisis

Centrepoint, supported by The Co-operative Bank, are calling for substantial additional steps to help young people at risk of becoming homeless. This follows recent...

Community support falls by third at start of second lockdown

The polling, conducted by YouGov, shows that the British public overwhelmingly value the charity sector, with 84% of people in the UK believing charities...

Teenagers catch moods and negative moods are more contagious

Mental health and emotional wellbeing among young people could be better understood by findings in a recently published paper from the Universities of Birmingham and...

Families have high awareness of healthy eating but low income means many struggle to...

Low-income families have a high awareness of healthy diets but can’t afford good quality and nutritious food, new research shows. The University of York study,...