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A new report by the Office for National Statistics suggests inequality is on the rise in the UK. The report says the gap between the richest and the poorest has widened – and the benefits freeze is to blame. The richest fifth of the population saw average income increase by 4.7 per cent for the […]

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27,000 children aged between 10 and 17 in England identify as a gang member, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services, according to a new report by the Children’s Commissioner. The report adds that some of these children may only identify loosely with a gang and may not be involved in crime […]

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The first national statistics capturing the pattern of deaths among rough sleepers and people living in homeless shelters reveal that more homeless people died in Manchester than in any other local authority area in England and Wales in 2017. In 2017, 21 homeless people died in Manchester. In comparison, there were 18 deaths in Birmingham […]

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New NHS figures show that hospital admissions for children who self-harm have more than doubled in six years. The NHS data shows 3,988 youngsters aged nine to 17 were taken to hospital last year with self-harm injuries. The figure was up from 1,725 in 2011. Girls were five times as likely to be admitted with […]

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Shocking new figures suggest thousands of homeless people are arriving at hospital with Victorian-era illnesses such as tuberculosis, as well as serious respiratory conditions, liver disease and cancer, with hospital admissions for such conditions dramatically over a decade. NHS data, which is believed to be a significant underestimate because trusts do not have an agreed […]

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Pressure is mounting on the government to scrap a Georgian-era law used to criminalise homeless people for sleeping and begging on the street. Charities and politicians across all parties have laid out their opposition to the Vagrancy Act, which was controversial even when rolled out in 1824.  In Parliament earlier this month, the Act was described […]

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. Now in its fifth year, the theme for this year’s Mental Health Week is Healthy: Inside and Out. When we think about healthy living, we tend to focus on looking after our bodies but in order to be healthy overall, it’s important that we look after our minds […]

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A proposed crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Manchester city centre could see £100 on-the-spot fines for anyone caught ‘aggressively’ begging, urinating in public or dropping a syringe. A new ‘public space protection order’ would also fine people who refuse to move out of doorways and stairwells and ban tents if they are causing a public […]

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Welfare Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted Universal Credit has pushed more people to rely on food banks. Ms Rudd said she accepted a link between soaring food bank use and the Government’s hated flagship benefit shake-up. She told MPs that the difficulties in accessing cash could have been “the main issue” behind the surge in […]

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In a new report by the Public Accounts Committee, Ministers have been accused of being “in denial” over the “perilous” state of local government finances in England as councils struggle to maintain essential services like adult and children’s social care. The Public Accounts Committee says the government is using short-term cash investments which won’t fix […]