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The issues affecting care homes never seem to change. Why not? Today, John Kennedy launches a year-long inquiry into how to make care work.
A New Statesman essay suggests welfare reform could damage the UK’s economic prospects. We need a new welfare system that fits the modern needs of both the economy and society, says Julia Unwin.
The main driver of worklessness in "welfare ghettos" is decayed job markets, not the attitudes of the people, says Chris Goulden, in response to a press release out today.
It’s possible to feel lonely despite being in constant company. Tracey Robbins explains, from her personal experience, the concept of the Sandwich Generation.
New research by the New Policy Institute shows how many working families are in receipt of benefits. Here, Tom MacInnes discusses the main findings.
Practical responses are needed to address fear, panic, despair and debt in disadvantaged communities, says Jim McCormick.
Our care system is based on the needs of a society that no longer exists – we need a very different plan for a very different society, says John Kennedy.
A new report today reveals the most unequal cities in the UK. Dr Paul Sissons of the Work Foundation looks at what can be done to close the gap.
The debate around poverty has been hijacked by provocative rhetoric. This is dangerous, argues Tony Stoller, because the right words are needed to overcome hardship.
When most people think ‘ageing’ they think older people. But in order to explore the implications of an ageing society a cross-generational approach is much more helpful, says Claire Turner.
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