Wednesday, September 23, 2020


‘The Forgotten Angels’ – Why we must act now to prevent a collapse of Social Care

One woman speaks out about the desperate need to support a social care system on the brink of collapse.

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

Families are struggling to afford and access enough food during the Coronavirus pandemic, survey finds.

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Government accused of failing to protect disabled people from the Coronavirus pandemic.

UK immigration rules for NHS staff in dire need of review post COVID-19

New immigration rules will make it more difficult for the NHS to attract vital migrant workers.

Coronavirus lockdown could cause ‘long-term damage’ to children’s mental health, charity warns

Families encouraged to reach out for mental health support if they're struggling during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Government facing legal action over lack of guidance on Covid-19 ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders

Reports suggest there has a significant increase in DNR's since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Over half a million food parcels delivered to people ‘shielding’ from Covid-19

Each box contains enough food to last a single person one week and includes fresh fruit and sanitary items.

Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’

Health Secretary urged to recognise the contribution of care workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus poverty and panic buying forces millions to go without food

Campaigners calls on government and local authorities to do more to help hungry households.

Coronavirus: Older people pressurised into signing ‘do not resuscitate’ forms, charities warn

"Shameful and unacceptable" policy must be abandoned immediately, say charities in a damning open letter.

Anger as Coronavirus patients are compared to ‘lepers’

The Leprosy Mission is calling for an end to the use of the term ‘leper’ in relation to Covid-19.

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1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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