The need for food banks, hygiene banks and baby banks shows no signs of levelling off despite the UK coming
Manchester City Council failed to collect more than £67million in council tax since 2010.
‘Counterproductive’: Mental health charity Mind calls for ‘fundamental’ government rethink on benefit cuts
The Government has ‘failed its duty of care’ to people with mental health problems, according to a senior figure in Manchester Mind charity.
‘Faith is my anchor, it kept me from drowning’: Manchester shares stories for World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day and, with one in four adults suffering from some form of mental illness, now is the time to start talking about it.
Family is the ‘bedrock’ of any good society and the government’s welfare reforms, said Iain Duncan Smith at the Manchester Conservative Party Conference today.
Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Debbie Abrahams, calls for Prime Minister David Cameron to launch an investigation into Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith for falsifying benefits claimants’ quotes.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions this week showed that between December 2011 and February 2014 that around 90 people a month died within weeks of being taken off employment and support allowance (ESA) having been assessed as fit to work by a Government contractor.
Ms Abrahams, who is a member of the work and pensions select committee, said Mr Duncan Smith was a ‘disgrace’ following revelations that the Department for Work and Pensions created a leaflet about sanctions containing made-up quotes attributed to non-existent benefit claimants.
Oldham’s Labour MP Debbie Abrahams has renewed her calls for a full review of Iain Duncan Smith’s ‘draconian’ social security sanctions.
Withington’s unemployed workers ‘suffering at the hands of the government’ can look forward to a ‘radical’ new community service to turn to for help and support as a new centre launches today.
The number of Manchester residents relying on food banks for their next meal is set to surge with the welfare cuts announced by George Osborne in the Tory’s 2015 Budget, according to new research.