Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years

Austerity cuts to the NHS, public health and social care have killed tens of thousands more people in England than expected, according to the largest study of its kind. Researchers who analysed the joint...

Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions

A disabled woman is to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions in court over what she calls its “immoral” policy of allowing landlords and utilities companies to automatically make deductions from...

Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales

Victims of alleged domestic abuse are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data obtained by the BBC. Police have six months to charge common assault cases, including domestic...

Schools ‘Propping up Welfare State’ during pandemic, researchers warn

A briefing report, published by academics at University College London (UCL), finds that schools serving populations with high levels of poverty shouldered a significantly higher burden in addressing problems...

Children’s homes facing ‘horrific’ recruitment and retention problems

Residential children’s care providers are warning of a staffing crisis, amid burnout fears and a salary war breaking out among homes. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share...

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State of Child Poverty 2021 – The Buttle Trust

This is the third annual publication of the report, and it shows that whilst these children have had to deal with the same disruption to schooling, isolation from friends and wider family and the broader anxieties of living through the pandemic as...

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...