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the Government's alleged failure to protect care home residents from Covid-19.


“In the interests of justice” is how a High Court judge described Dr Cathy Gardner's legal challenge over the Government's alleged failure to protect care home residents from Covid-19.

Last week, Cathy, whose father died in a care home in April, was granted permission to take the case to a full judicial review.

Cathy argues that the lack of “adequate” measures to protect care home
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Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic


by Sadie Robinson

Claimants can wait for over five weeks before receiving a payment

Claimants can wait over five weeks before receiving a payment

The Tory benefits system is causing “immense misery” for millions of people in Britain, a TUC report has found.

The report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit (UC) claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

It contained harrowing stories.

One woman told the report, “I suffered a miscarriage and didn’t go to the hospital

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Brexit: Foreign care workers to be given special visas to move to UK to ease staffing crisis fears


Fast-track, cut-price permission to take up job offers – already promised for NHS professionals – will now be offered to some care staff, after widespread pressure


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Foreign care workers will be given

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CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably



Life after lockdown

Thu, 9 Jul at 10:10
With the places we love beginning to open, a lot of us are feeling wary about navigating the new 'normal'. In fact, a recent poll on our social media channels revealed 75% of our audience felt anxious about the lifting of restrictions.
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Campaign! Bulletin June edition
& Royal College of Psychiatrists Survey


  • NPC stakeholders
  • NPC affiliates
  • NPC regions
  • Executive Committee
  • National Council
  • NPC Officers
  • for wider distribution
The NPC's Campaign! Bulletin for June is available here
Also available in black & white here
The RC Psych survey is available here
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Age UK Campaigns



Dear Mr Wynne,

Do you know how many unpaid carers there are in the UK?

I was astounded by the new figures released this week, which estimate that it’s 13.6 million. That means that one in four UK adults is now providing unpaid care to their older, disabled or ill friends or

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Births and Deaths



It's true: Europe has a low birth rate. This map shows there are more deaths than births across Europe. 

In fact, The World Bank found a fertility rate of about 1.6 births per woman across all of Europe, with France at the highest rate of 1.9.

It also found the European Union countries had an annual death rate of 11 per 1,000 people, with Bulgaria and Latvia at the highest of 15 per 1,000 people.



NPC Letters to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care


To:  All NPC affiliates

Good afternoon

I hope you and your loved ones are well during this difficult time.

Please see the attached letters sent to Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock with further information on NHS
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Italians over 80 'will be left to die' as country overwhelmed by coronavirus

Coronavirus victims in Italy will be denied access to intensive care if they are aged 80 or more or in poor health should pressure on beds increase, a document prepared by a crisis management unit in Turin propose.

Some patients denied intensive care will in effect be left to die, doctors fear.

The unit has drawn up a protocol, seen by The Telegraph, that will determine which patients receive treatment in

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National Pensioner Convention

Campaign! The NPC’s monthly bulletin for activists in the pensioners’ movement The race to Downing Street December 2019 Issue 149 W ith the General Election campaign in full swing, Political Parties are setting out their policies and plans to get voters to elect them into power. Key issues such as the Brexit, the NHS, social care, pensions, housing, energy and transport remain high on the agenda, but new and wider concerns around climate change and the environment and digital infrastructure

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