Black and ethnic minority workers face a £3.2bn annual pay penalty

Britain’s 1.9 million black, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi employees are experiencing an annual pay penalty of £3.2bn according to new analysis published today by...

More homeless people died in Greater Manchester than in any other city region outside...

More homeless people died in Greater Manchester than in any other city region outside of London last year, according to figures released today by...

Austerity results in ‘social murder’ according to new research

The consequence of austerity in the social security system – severe cuts to benefits and the ‘ratcheting up’ of conditions attached to benefits –...

Sleepwalking into a cashless society will leave millions in society behind

Millions of consumers across the UK face being left behind if we don’t plan properly for an increasingly cashless society. That's according to a report...

As Christmas approaches, Age UK finds 1.7 million older people in England haven’t met...

New analysis by Age UK has found that 1.7 million older people in England can go for a month without meeting up with a...

Manchester to invest £2.7m for adult social care services this winter

Manchester City Council is to invest an extra £2.67m of funding for adult social care services to help address the pressures on the NHS...

Living Wage could tackle worsening social care crisis in the North says Think...

Adult social care is facing a growing workforce crisis which is undermining the sustainability of the system and quality of care across the north...

Figures reveal shocking levels of poverty in the North West

32 per cent of children in the North West are living in poverty, compared to 30 per cent in the UK. A report out this...

UK’s reliance on unpaid carers is unsustainable, research warns

The UK Government needs to urgently implement new carers’ employment rights and work with employers to better support carers in the workplace, a new...

Worrying figures show more children are gambling

A new report out this morning says that there are 55,000 problem gamblers aged between 11-16 in the UK and the numbers have quadrupled...