Probation supervision can reduce reoffending, research suggests

Probation supervision can be effective in reducing rates of reoffending, a new review of previous research suggests. Despite the widespread worldwide use of probation supervision...

Tricks of the trade – how slick websites and apps make borrowing easy

Payday loan companies design their websites and apps specifically to stop users dropping out of the application process, research led by Newcastle...

Rough sleeping is just the tip of the homelessness iceberg says report

A comprehensive housing and homelessness strategy is desperately needed to address the underlying causes of homelessness and give councils the powers and resources they...

Innovative training programme empowers communities to reduce alcohol harm

A new volunteer training programme led by the University of Salford is empowering communities with the resources and skills to take control of their...

Proportion of low-paid employee jobs fall to lowest levels in over two decades

The latest figures on employment and the labour market have just been released by the Office for National Statistics. On an hourly earnings basis, the proportion...

A paradox of employment

There are  a record number of people are in work today, but the number of people who have never worked has also increased by...

Greater Manchester “ideally placed” to maximise the economic opportunities of ageing, finds new report

A new report launched by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) today finds that Greater Manchester is ideally...

Healthcare workers and coronavirus: behind the stiff upper lip we are highly vulnerable

Much has already been written about the effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups, including older people and those with underlying health conditions. Yet there...

National bereavement support launched for those struggling with grief during lockdown

As today’s ONS figures show there are over 29,000 deaths involving Covid-19*, a new nationwide bereavement support service has been launched by Marie Curie,...

Study finds rising number of children in North of England are facing mental health...

One in seven secondary school pupils are suffering from significant mental health problems, a major new study reveals. The study, led by the University of...