Here’s our top 5 picks of today’s news stories:
The new Global Goals, the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, will be adopted on 25 September 2015 by 193 world leaders at the UN’s annual General Assembly. The 17 Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty and build a better world by 2030. Read the full article on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/personal-well-being-in-the-uk-201415
A new report from Child Action Poverty Group in Scotland says that benefit sanctions are the cause for the increased use of food banks: http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/5550/benefit-sanctions-blamed-for-increased-use-of-food-banks/
24 more job centres throughout England and Wales are moving to Universal Credit from this week: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-rollout-of-universal-credit-continues-today
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned the government it risks worsening inequality during workers’ lifetimes by cutting tax credits and reducing income tax rates for the richest: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/uk-tax-and-benefit-changes-worsening-inequality-ifs-warns
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issues first ever guidance on supporting home care services across England in providing the best care possible to older people. Guidance comes as demand for services to help older people live at home is set to increase, with one in six people living in England and Wales aged 65 or over. In particular, the guidance looks at: how care is individualised; planning and delivery of care; how health professionals and social care practitioners can work together; the safeguarding of people who use home care services; and the training and development of care workers (www.nice.org.uk - not online yet).