Monthly Archives: March 2017
Inadequate funding is driving down the quality of adult social care provision, MPs warn.
Cruel changes mean up to a half a million of the UK's most vulnerable citizens will see lower benefit payments.
Independent report find lack of public trust in the 'fairness and consistency' of Personal Independence Payment assessments.
One in four low-income households does not eat regularly or healthily because of a lack of money, Food Standards Agency says.
Campaigners will target more than 80 jobcentres across the UK, as part of a 'national day of action' to stop benefit sanctions.
Funding for homeless services has been cut by 45% since 2010/11 - and could be reduced even further.
Admission adds weight to allegations that cuts have left the welfare system unfit for purpose.
The former England and Manchester United star says the government is wrong to put a time limit on recovering from bereavement.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens removes gluten-free food and medication for upset stomachs and haemorrhoids from list of prescribed items.
The survey by the Young Women's Trust also reveals that more than a quarter have used a food bank.
Scotland's social security secretary says axing housing benefit for 18-21-year-olds risks pushing young Scots onto the streets.
Exploited refugees in low-pay jobs live in squalor.
Households in rollout areas to receive housing benefit after new system found to be incompatible with councils’ obligations.
Rochdale Borough Council urged to ditch proposals banning people from 'placing themselves in a position to beg or solicit money'.
Those aged around 40 should expect to work at least until the age of 68, with the future of the triple-lock also thrown into doubt.
Council leaders say local authorities in England should be able to target the extra cash where it's needed most.
Housing shortage and Tory cuts to social security benefits "fuelling" rising homelessness crisis in England, report says.
Fears US states may be tempted to drop home-based services for the disabled.
Report on ‘alarming evidence’ of rising homelessness singles out UK for criticism while warning that one in 70 Athens residents are homeless.
Plans will allow US states to begin requiring those seeking unemployment benefits to participate in drug testing.
SNP MP Drew Hendry says important issues have yet to be resolved and warned people are being left without money for months.
MPs and MSPs have taken part in a joint session to discuss the devolution of social security powers to Scotland.