Disabled people struggling to hire carers after Brexit

Disabled people are struggling to hire carers to help with vital daily tasks due to low pay and Brexit, the Observer has been told, with ministers refusing to ease immigration restrictions to address the...

Private children’s home providers charging councils too much, report says

Private providers of children’s homes and foster care are making “significant and persistent” profits by charging cash-strapped local authorities elevated prices for increasingly scarce placements, the...

Third of low-income households unable to pay bills, finds research

Nearly 4 million low-income households are behind on rent, bills or debt payments, up threefold since the pandemic hit, according to a study revealing the growing cost of the living crisis facing the UK’s...

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Young people worst hit by charity cuts

Cuts to charity services are disproportionately affecting young people, analysis has found. The research looked at the impact of cuts to services provided by charities due to Covid-19 disruption and financial problems. This found that 17 per cent of...

Seven out of 10 win benefits challenges at tribunal

Seven out of ten people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis shows. In total, more than 287,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales have overturned a government decision at tribunal in...