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Friday, 31 March 2017

Poorest UK families struggle to put food on the table, survey finds

Poorest UK families struggle to put food on the table, survey finds
- The survey showed that food insecurity was more highly concentrated among the unemployed, over a third of whom reported that they had either reduced the quality of their diet, or missed meals out altogether, because they had insufficient cash to buy food.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) carried out the survey as part of its biennial look at consumer attitudes to food. It categorised 8% of all respondents as having low or very low food security, suggesting that almost four million adults regularly struggle to put food on the table.


Children and families will be victims of Brexit

Children and families will be victims of Brexit
- Withdrawal from the EU will have a punitive effect on Scottish children and families living in poverty, campaigners said after the UK government ...

It's better to be rich and mediocre than poor and bright in the UK, admits Education Secretary

It's better to be rich and mediocre than poor and bright in the UK, admits Education Secretary
- Lower-achieving pupils from rich families earn more than talented poorer children, the Education Secretary has admitted. Justine Greening was ...

Why Brexit is unlikely to deliver what supporters believed they voted for

Why Brexit is unlikely to deliver what supporters believed they voted for
- Even if Ms. May's pro-Brexit government stays intact through the two years of exit negotiations, the real meaning of Brexit will not be defined until ...

A reunited Ireland? That could be one of Brexit's side effects

A reunited Ireland? That could be one of Brexit's side effects
- When 29-year-old Peter Edgar returned to Belfast in 2009 after a year's work experience in the U.S., he saw Northern Ireland through new eyes.

Theresa May forced into embarrassing climbdown over Article 50 negotiations security 'threat'

Theresa May forced into embarrassing climbdown over Article 50 negotiations security 'threat'
- But speaking as the EU formally responded to the launch of Brexit talks, Mr Muscat said: "I would like to confirm that, even though it was something that ...

Prisoners to go to UK for mental health care

Prisoners to go to UK for mental health care
- Prisoners with mental health illnesses could be sent to England for treatment under a new deal between local Government departments and a ...

What is Heads Together? Campaign to shatter mental health stigma supported by Prince Harry ...

What is Heads Together? Campaign to shatter mental health stigma supported by Prince Harry ...
- PRINCE William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry released a series of films featuring famous faces discussing mental health battles.

Donald Trump “erasing” LGBT people from history

Donald Trump “erasing” LGBT people from history
- It could also have an impact on how the US government writes its laws and appropriately funds programmes which affect the LGBT community.

How to improve inclusion of transgender employees

How to improve inclusion of transgender employees
- Lloyds Banking Group has done a lot of work to support LGBT employees and ... As an example, our Helping Britain Prosper Plan outlines our group ...

Government-funded report calls care for LGBT people with dementia 'a woeful failure'

Government-funded report calls care for LGBT people with dementia 'a woeful failure'
- The 1.2 million older lesbian and gay people in the UK are less likely to have children than straight older people, and therefore “may be estranged ...

Italian TV programs that are the most gay-friendly

Italian TV programs that are the most gay-friendly
- Association “Diversity” recognize content and characters (from preceding year) that represented people and stories from the LGBTI community in the ...

What is bipolar disorder?

What is bipolar disorder?
- Although there is no known direct link between bipolar and being LGBTI, the impact of prejudice or discrimination can increase stress and symptoms.

The blurry line in queer sex work

The blurry line in queer sex work
- Here in Sydney, not only were many LGBTI people who marched on Kings Cross in 1978 sex workers, many non-queer sex workers joined in those ...

Fighting LGBTI Discrimination and Violence in El Salvador

Fighting LGBTI Discrimination and Violence in El Salvador
- Although the government of El Salvador does not track LGBTI-related hate crimes, activists point to these recent killings as the latest sign of rising ...

HSBC offers customers 10 new gender-neutral titles in pitch to LGBTI community

HSBC offers customers 10 new gender-neutral titles in pitch to LGBTI community
- The move was welcomed by some LGBTI groups, which praised the “huge strides” in the banking sector towards addressing the problems faced by ...

Porn star donates money from every scene to Gay Straight Alliance Network

Porn star donates money from every scene to Gay Straight Alliance Network
- A gay porn star has revealed that he's donating a portion of his salary towards funding gay-straight alliances . Adult star, Markie More, announced last ...

Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects," deletes

Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects," deletes
- The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since corrected the proposal to remove ...

HSBC have just improved their banking experience for LGBT+ people

HSBC have just improved their banking experience for LGBT+ people
- HSBC UK has also streamlined the process for customers who wish to change ... Each issue of Gay Times is packed with guys, culture, travel and style ...

Trump is erasing gay people like me from American society by keeping us off the census

Trump is erasing gay people like me from American society by keeping us off the census
- As a gay man, I literally don't count in America. Despite previous reports that we would be counted for the first time in history, this week the Trump ...

Deal to end 'bathroom law' under fire from LGBT people

Deal to end 'bathroom law' under fire from LGBT people
- North Carolina's top Republican legislators and the Democratic governor say they have a deal to end the state's LGBT ...

TUC launches major new survey into experience of LGBT people at work

TUC launches major new survey into experience of LGBT people at work
- The TUC has launched a major new survey into how lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people find working life in the UK after research revealed that ...

Another Soho gay bar has closed its doors suddenly

Another Soho gay bar has closed its doors suddenly
- Visitors to the venue reportedly had no idea it was about to close – and it's not known if it will ever re-open as an LGBT venue. An official statement ...

New study suggests you are less likely to be a victim of sexual assault at an LGBT-friendly university

New study suggests you are less likely to be a victim of sexual assault at an LGBT-friendly university
- The Journal of Interpersonal Violence has published a new study which found that students perceiving their campus as more LGBT-friendly were less ...

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