Social exclusion

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‘I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m financially OK’: welcome to ageing Britain, where pensioners outnumber children
Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are 65 or over – some are thriving, some struggling. How are we coping with the social, cultural and political change this brings?

Michael Savage

02, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Breastfeeding improves cognitive ability for children of poorer mothers – study
Analysis of data on almost 6,000 children found breastfeeding boosted brain development in disadvantaged mothers’ babies

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

30, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Digitalisation of services and money is creating a two-tier society | Letters
Letters: Andy Beverley is worried for those who are excluded by cashless systems, and Jane Ghosh says counter services are essential


29, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James
I’m just about getting by, but have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue, says James


29, Jun, 2022 @11:28 AM

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No masks, no free tests, low sick pay – the UK government is back in Covid denial | Frances Ryan
Cases are on the rise, but a few small changes would make a big difference to millions of vulnerable people, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘This was properly amazing work’: the artist’s life’s work found in a skip
George Westren’s op-art drawings went viral on social media after a neighbour saved them from the tip – now they might get an exhibition of their own

Tim Jonze

27, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Essential services websites in UK ‘should be accessible to all’
Exclusive: group of charities say that protections are needed to stop people being excluded online

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

26, Jun, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee
Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘We danced naked in Hyde Park - and then changed the world’: the inside story of UK Pride, 50 years on
Half a century after LGBTQ+ people marched through London for the first UK Pride, key players recall the fun, the fear, the fallout … and the paisley hot pants

Amelia Abraham

25, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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I work at the food bank more than I use it – it’s my way of thanking Britain for considering my asylum | Paul
I’m so grateful to be here but I wish we could work, says Paul


22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Poor households paying up to £541 more a year for goods and services
Households forced to pay ‘poverty premium’ most prevalent in deprived areas of Midlands and north of England, research says

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The hidden victims of the cost of living crisis | Letter
Letter: The government’s ‘no recourse to public funds’ policy is pushing those living legally in Britain into destitution and homelessness, writes Bethan Lant


20, Jun, 2022 @3:38 PM

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