Round the clock mental health support service for key staff

6 August 2020

Key workers — including staff in health and care, 999 services and also those in supermarkets, pharmacies, transport, catering and cleaning — can access round the clock mental health support as they continue to work on the frontline against the coronavirus.

Concerns over extremely vulnerable returning to workplace

3 August 2020

The Government’s plans to pause its shielding policy on 1 August have led a leading union to highlight the challenges that will then face thousands of extremely vulnerable people as they begin to return to the workplace.

PM slows lockdown easing as Covid cases increase

31 July 2020

As people living in Greater Manchester and other parts of northern England were hearing that they cannot mix with other households in private homes or gardens, the Prime Minister has announced a general slowdown in the pace of the rest of the country moving out of lockdown.

Care homes “thrown to the wolves” in the pandemic

30 July 2020

The Government’s “slow, inconsistent, and at times, negligent approach” to social care in the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the “appalling error” of thousands of patients being discharged from hospitals into care homes without comprehensive Covid-19 testing, meaning care homes were “effectively thrown to the wolves.”