Steven Preece


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Nearly a third of key worker families in the North West have children living in poverty

TUC report reveals that 3 in 10 key worker homes in the North West have children living in poverty.

300,000 on social care assessment waiting lists as experts warn ‘worst fears’ are coming true

The adult social care system in England is under unprecented strain and at risk of collapse.

Council failed to provide support for disabled teenage siblings for 18 months

The two siblings have multiple disabilities including visual impairments and complex communication needs.

Tories ‘forcing veterans to rely on universal credit during the cost of living crisis’

Conservatives accused of breaking their own promise to provide specialised employment support for military veterans.

Rising energy price cap could see UK inflation reach 15% in early 2023

Think tank warns of a higher and later peak for inflation in the UK due to the rising energy price cap.


Bailiff evictions rise by 39% during cost of living crisis

Government urged to lift the freeze on housing benefits so that they reflect actual housing costs.

£500 one-off payment to unpaid carers in Wales re-opens for applications

Unpaid carers urged to contact their local authority to register before the new closing date.

Nicola Sturgeon calls for ’emergency meeting on cost of living crisis’

First Minister said "many people across the UK cannot afford to wait until September for further action to be taken."

Energy bills could rise to over £4,200 in early 2023, expert warns

"The government must make introducing more support over the first two quarters of 2023 a number one priority."