The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.
I read a thoughtful and persuasive article the other day, headlined "Nobody dreams of being homeless". It was about aspiration versus reality; the thi...
I think that it is particularly difficult for foster carers to express their frustration over allowances because there is still a widely-held belief among the public that fostering and money should never be mentioned in the same breath. That we do it for the love of the children, and that is a reward in itself; and that foster carers should not be motivated by money.
Let us not mince words. The crisis engulfing the NHS is neither a political nor economic issue, it is an issue of class.
There is no value in sharing austerity, inequality and hardship. Hope, opportunity and fairness have to be core to a "Shared Society". Theresa May has to turn her rhetoric into tangible policy and funding or else it could follow the "Third Way" and "Big Society" into a pile of cynical trash. Let's see what happens.
We frequently meet people who find themselves making tough decisions like going hungry so their children can have a hot meal, or turning off the heating so they can keep the lights on for a little longer. We want to make sure that policymakers hear from the experiences of real people on the knife-edge of poverty.
His main focus was on housing the massive number of people who were living in appallingly squalid conditions or who - like Cathy in the powerful film Cathy Come Home - had fallen on really hard times and were at risk of being separated from their children and having nowhere to go.
Recent media stories have focussed on the considerable difficulties that local authorities are having in providing social care for the elderly at a ti...
Philip Hammond's most interesting announcement was the Autumn Statement will be his last as well as his first - the Budget will switch to spring from ...
Sisters Uncut are saying enough is enough. We demand a secure, long term plan to support all domestic violence survivors, regardless of immigration status, with specialist services for black and brown, disabled and LGBT+ survivors.
Disability is a word that provokes a range of emotions from across society. At its worst, it immediately stigmatizes and excludes many through pure ig...
We are more than just cattle who keep the cogs of capitalism grinding, we are beautiful creative beings capable of great things. The average person does not want wars, mundane repetitive tasks and destruction.
As we look ahead to this weekend, my message is simple: if you want to protest peacefully, that is your right and we want to work with you. If you commit criminal acts - that is not peaceful protest - and you are liable to be arrested.
As we pour through the streets of London we aim to show the tourists and gentrifiers that London is not a city in subdued slumber, but a city full of people angry at their rulers, and passionate about change.
The criminalisation of poverty has destroyed more lives in this country than any number of terrorist bombs ever could. Men, women, and children have had their spirits crushed under the juggernaut of despair.
When Labour speaks - at the national, regional and local level - it needs to explain how government has been failing families across the board and how this can be fixed. A continued pre-occupation with austerity won't cut it going forwards.