No improvement in school attainment gap in England for 20 years, report says

The attainment gap between poorer pupils and their better-off class mates is just as large now as it was 20 years ago, according to a damning new report which says the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have...

Poorest women in England have same ill health at 60 as richest at 76 – study

A 60-year-old woman in England’s poorest areas typically has the same level of illness as a woman 16 years older in the richest areas, a study into health inequalities has found. Read the full article on this...

Thousands of families in temporary accommodation over holidays

Hundreds of thousands of school-age children are living in temporary accommodation during the summer holidays due to family homelessness, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Read the full...

Category - Poverty

Child poverty increases across North East

Child poverty rose across the north-east of England in the first year of the pandemic, despite it falling in many other areas, figures have shown. Research carried out for the End Child Poverty Coalition by Loughborough...