Almost six million families face a £320 ‘leaky homes surcharge’ as energy bills rise

Soaring energy costs will lay bare Britain’s longstanding failure to better insulate its housing stock, with families living in EPC E-rated or worse homes...

Neighbours of more than 30 years reunited after moving into brand new homes in...

Neighbours of more than 30 years have been reunited after moving into the first brand new houses on the street they have called home...

Buying school uniform post-lockdown “unmanageable” for low income families

School uniforms present an unmanageable cost for families on a low income with children returning to school after lockdown, a new study from the...

Lockdown led to happiness rebound, after wellbeing plunged with onset of pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak caused life satisfaction to fall sharply, but lockdown went a long way to restoring contentment – even reducing the “wellbeing inequality”...

Labour calls for more support in areas with local restrictions to avoid high streets...

The failure of government to ensure that emergency economic support is in line with emergency public health restrictions could threaten thousands of jobs and...

Eating disorder symptoms and self-harm linked to higher levels of depression and anxiety during...

Young adults with previous self-harm or eating disorders reported higher levels of depression and anxiety during the pandemic, even when restrictions had eased, according...

‘Price of life’ lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

The price the UK government was prepared to pay to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic was far lower than in many other developed...

Loneliness and mistrust in government on increase as wellbeing declines

New ONS figures show an increase in loneliness, plummeting levels of trust in government and a fall in wellbeing in England as experts says...

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

New research  has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients. The clinical observational study, involving...

Research shows families with children have been hit hardest financially by COVID-19 pandemic

New research has revealed four million children live in a family which has lost income since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those,...