“It’s hard, I’m drowning” – older women facing greater financial problems

Personal debt is at record levels in the UK, and 17% of pensioners live in relative income poverty. Now, new research from The University...

Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest according to...

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research...

Record month as public reports of child sexual abuse surge

The Internet Watch Foundation has had a record number of public reports of suspected child sexual abuse material to its hotline, but there are...

A fifth of people report a complete relationship breakdown in the past year

Over a fifth  of adults say they have experienced a complete breakdown of a relationship with either family, friends, colleagues, or neighbours in the...
A unique psychological which trains family and informal carers to communicate more effectively is being trialed in Manchester

Trial of comms scheme for carers of people with dementia launches in Manchester

A unique psychological and social intervention which trains family and informal carers to communicate more effectively with the person they support is being trialed...

COVID-19 and Brexit ‘caused sharp rise in copycat ecstasy’

A new study has highlighted the apparent effect of Brexit and the pandemic on the trade in the illegal party drug ecstasy (MDMA). Researchers from...

New stats reveal two million children missed out on swimming due to pandemic

More than two million youngsters missed out on the chance to go swimming due to the coronavirus pandemic – resulting in almost a quarter...

GPs should be barred from taking up new jobs in wealthy areas and directed...

GPs should be barred from taking up new jobs in wealthy areas and directed to work in deprived regions in order to “level up”...

Women, the young and low-paid workers are bearing the biggest health and economic risks...

Working women are most likely to be bearing the health risks from coronavirus by being key workers, while young people and the low-paid are...

Confusion and stigma: half a million people overlooked Universal Credit despite COVID-19

A new study highlights those who were eligible for Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 but did not claim it – despite often...