Dementia costs will triple to hit £50bn a year
The number of people suffering with dementia will double over the next 30 years with costs to the economy expected to triple to each £50bn.
Supermarket shoppers could face ‘walk of shame’ to alcohol checkout counter
Shoppers buying alcohol at the supermarket face a ‘walk of shame’ to a dedicated checkout counter in a move to tackle binge-drinking culture.
Parental splits hit children hard
Children of parents who separate are four times as likely to develop emotional disorders than those in families that stay together, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday.
Gap between rich and poor narrows, but UK is still one of the world’s most unequal countries
The gap between rich and poor in Britain narrowed “remarkably” between 2000 and 2005 but the country remained one of the most unequal in the developed world, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said yesterday
Workforce ‘timebomb’ starts ticking
Mounting restrictions and an ever more complex workload are threatening recruitment and retention in the social care sector. However, the economic crisis might actually be part of the solution
British ‘Josef Fritzl’ faces life sentence
A man whose case has chilling similarities to Josef Fritzl is facing life in jail after he admitted repeatedly raping his two daughters and getting them pregnant 19 times.
Sick of the system
After becoming ill, Melissa Viney had to give up her job and go on to incapacity support. Then she tried working again. But it’s not easy, she found, to escape the benefits trap.
New Londoners capture the capital on camera
Young asylum seekers and refugees have teamed up with photographers for a new project.