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The Department for Communities (DfC) are currently engaged in providing a multi-strand approach the benefit uptake programme. This includes: Ringing the Make the Call helpline on 0800 232 1271 . This will provide clients with free confidential needs assessment, and will give advice on other...
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Pension Credit in the UK changed on 15th May 2019. Since then, mixed-aged couples have not been able to make a claim for Pension Credit and must claim Universal Credit instead. However, this change won’t impact those couples who have both reached state pension age. A couple is considered mixed-age...
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Age UK estimates that between last general and next, 74,000 of cohort in England have died or will die waiting for care At least 74,000 older people in England have died, or will die, waiting for care between the 2017 and 2019 general elections. A total of 81 older people are dying every day,...
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Age UK estimates that between last general and next, 74,000 of cohort in England have died or will die waiting for care At least 74,000 older people in England have died, or will die, waiting for care between the 2017 and 2019 general elections. A total of 81 older people are dying every day,...
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Alexander Lewis-Ranwell denies murdering three men on grounds of insanity.
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Millions of people with disabilities need help to get out of bed, wash and go to the toilet. Their needs must not be ignored in this election I can’t help but wonder what the social care equivalent of the well-worn NHS general election photo op would be. Instead of health secretaries putting on...
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With a general election and a new decade looming, this briefing shows how politicians can right the wrong of UK poverty, by addressing the acute concerns of low-income voters.
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In a compassionate society like ours, its only right that we have good systems in place to look after us, and help us out when we need support.
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Too little is known about how drugs affect older people, House of Lords committee told Elderly patients are being “poisoned” with medication because too little is known about how different drugs interact with each other and correct dosages for older people, experts have said. Speaking at the House...
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Hazel Ratcliffe is a single mum from Fife. Shes been on her own with her two sons – aged 18 and 16 – for around 14 years. In this blog, Hazel talks about how it feels to get locked in poverty, what could help people to get out, and the work shes doing to raise awareness of UK poverty.
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Annual salary:25,116 (plus 5,000 if London based) Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week Location: York or London Term: Permanent
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Annual salary -40,217 (includes London weighting allowance) Hours -35 hours per week, full time, but willing to consider flexibility Location - London Term - Permanent
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Annual salary - 23,150 Hours - Full time, 35 per week Location - The Homestead, York Term - Permanent
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With poverty in Scotland rising, Deborah Hay looks at the game-changing solutions the housingsector holds.
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The tide of poverty in Scotland is rising, and the choices of employers are a vital part of the solution of systemic change.
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It is a generation that contains veterans of Greenham, the miners’ strike and the poll tax and anti-Iraq war protests – and, with no need to worry about damaged CVs, they are perfect ‘arrestables’ Protest hits its mark when campaigners look as ordinary as possible, such as the platoons of...
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It is a generation that contains veterans of Greenham, the miners’ strike and the poll tax and anti-Iraq war protests – and, with no need to worry about damaged CVs, they are perfect ‘arrestables’ Protest hits its mark when campaigners look as ordinary as possible, such as the platoons of...
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Productivity innovations need to have workers at the centre: they hold the key to unlocking productivity.
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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation today called for real action in the November budget, as the Government presented the first Queens Speech in over two years, which JRF says failed to address the concerns of low-income voters
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A landmark report by the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) bringing together four years worth of political attitudes research shows how low-income voters could prove to be a crucial force at the next election.

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