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This week for #CarersWeek, we’ll be thinking about #whatworks in supporting young adult carers – and what still needs to be done.👇

Young adult carers are young people aged 16–24 who provide unpaid care to someone, usually a family member, on a regular basis.

🔎 The 2021 Census identified 272,731 young adult carers in England and Wales...

... However, the real number of young adult carers is likely to be much higher, as many do not always consider themselves to be carers or are worried about disclosing their caring role.

Around 37,000 young people provide over 50 hours of care each week. ⏰

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When asked about the important issues facing the UK today, the most reported issues continue to be:

▪️ the #CostOfLiving (92%) 🛒
▪️ the #NHS (87%) 🏥
▪️ the #economy (73%) 💷
▪️ climate change and the #environment (60%) 🌍

➡️… Graphic stating Public opin...
Around 3 in 10 (29%) working adults reported they would describe any part of their job as a “green job”, (for example, a job that helps to protect or contribute towards the environment, such as helping to combat climate change or improve the natural environment) 🌳
Around 1 in 7 (15%) working adults reported that they work for an organisation that does specific green activities, but their own work was not directly related ♻️
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10 reasons to why everyone wants to study/ relocate in USA and why you should think twice before doing the same...

Ever heard of the "AMERICAN DREAM?" this is why you shouldn’t dream that dream

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Latest analysis on how the rise in the #CostOfLiving and difficulty accessing NHS services have impacted people’s lives in Great Britain (15 to 26 February 2023)

16% of adults reported experiencing very low or low food security🍽️

➡️… 16% of adults reported experiencing very low or low food sec
Those more likely to report food insecurity included adults:

▪️ with moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms (42%)
▪️ who were economically inactive, not retired (35%),
▪️ who were unemployed (30%)
▪️ with at least one dependent child (26%)
In this period, 21% of adults were eating food past its use-by date to save money on food because of increases in the #CostOfLiving 🍞

Compared with 18% in the November to December 2022 period.
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@RishiSunak, here's the real-life impact of the #CostOfLivingCrisis.

We commissioned a @Survation poll to break down the consequences of the cost of living crisis for people across the country's 631 constituencies.

The results are nothing short of devastating.
FIRST, let's look at the shocking national #CostOfLiving picture:

🏚️ 20% of people have missed rent payments in the last six months
❄️ 35% haven't been able to afford to turn the heating on
🥫 30% fear they may have to use a foodbank
Scroll to find the LOCAL picture in 631 constituencies across the country.

We've tagged every MP who is on Twitter - or a local newspaper - to show them just how heavily the #CostOfLivingCrisis is hitting their constituency and why they must push the Govt to act.
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@PierrePoilievre's dishonest and shameful 'blame it all on Trudeau' campaign for things the PM does not control rages on. In fact, the PM does not control #foodpricing, #fueloilpricing, #rentpricing, #mortgagepaymentpricing or #interestrates in Canada.
IMO @PierrePoilievre 's dishonourable rhetoric on rising food, gas, oil prices, interest rates & rents is evidence of intent to deceive.
Why doesn't the media challenge him to provide alternative proposals instead of publishing his attacks on Trudeau for things he can't control?
@PierrePoilievre knows that #groceryprices result from factors that include yields, weather, wildfires, drought, global supply chain problems and grocery chain price gouging, etc. Implying otherwise is #misinformation.
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An article exploring changes in discretionary spending in response to factors such as rising #CostOfLiving and inflation.

As well as factors specific to this winter including the football World Cup and industrial action

Discretionary spending is typically on what are considered optional purchases. This analysis using @RevolutApp data (2019 to 2023 ) includes💳
▪️ clothing and footwear
▪️ food and drink
▪️ travel
▪️ entertainment and hospitality
▪️ household goods
▪️ online or in-store comparison Line chart showing consumer spending patterns in winter 2022
This winter, the value of consumer spending was up, but what they received in return was down as inflation eroded the spending power of consumers.

Although rising prices led to higher consumer spending, how and when consumers spent was similar to previous winters. Line chart showing inflation sees retail sales volumes and v
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Impact of the rising #CostOfLiving on British adults exploring the characteristics of those who are most financially vulnerable.

Data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (14 Sept 2022 to 8 Jan 2023).

➡️ Impact of increased cost of living on adults across Great Br
People more likely to experience some form of financial vulnerability compared with other groups in the population include:

▪️ renters
▪️ younger adults (aged 25 to 34 years)
▪️ parents living with dependent children
34% of adults aged 25 to 34 years reported borrowing more money or using more credit than usual in the last month, compared to a year ago💷

By contrast, only 7% of those aged 75 years and over reported the same. Rotated bar chart showing adults aged 25 to 34 years were mo
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#cdnpoli 🧵@JustinTrudeu
does NOT set #fueloilprices and @PierrePoilievre
knows that. We live in a democracy, not a totalitarian state. The price of oil is set in the global marketplace so the supply/demand balance determines the price of O&G products around the world.
The Canadian government has constitutional authority to regulate gasoline prices only in an emergency. However, provinces and territories can regulate prices, and Quebec and the Atlantic provinces do so.
@JustinTrudeau does NOT set #groceryprices and
@PierrePoilievre knows that. They result from factors that include yields, wildfires, drought, global supply chain problems and grocery chain price gouging, etc. Implying otherwise is #misinformation.
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See where the lies take you. I cannot claim to validate, but striking parallel
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This is important. We have a new #covid variant XBB.1.5 which is highly transmissible and resistant to immunity. It is sweeping through US with⬆️hospitalisations. And it's already here. UK govt need to act fast. Schools are about to reopen. #NHS is already under immense pressure
The UK is not in a good position. Infection rates are already v high (ONS Infection Survey *before Xmas* showed 1 in 45 testing +ve) and XBB.1.5 is leading to a huge increase in hospitalisations in the States. Vaccinations & immunity in UK are down; children are underprotected
Also important to remember that #COVID19 has been a pandemic of inequality. XBB.1.5 will not hit us equally. Together with #costofliving crisis, this new subvariant will hit vulnerable, immuno-compromised and people on lower incomes *much harder*. Where is the Health Secretary?
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting and timely speech from @EnvAgency's Sir James Bevan on the current and present challenges faced by UK due to #ClimateChange & how to build future resilience #IfGClimate
Opening his speech @JamesBevanEA stresses that he believes that "climate change is real" and "is the biggest threat we face". However, he acknowledges that it is often described in "overly-technical language" which can make it inaccessible to the general public #IfGClimate
Bevan cites #COP27 stats showing climate-related disasters have doubled in the last 20 years globally. Notes that 🇬🇧 has seen 4,000 heat related deaths since 2018, drought threatens our water supply this year & next, & 1-in-💯 year flood events now occur annually #IfGClimate
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#thecostofliving panel have taken their seats and are ready for questions. Image
The panel are:
Rakesh Menon, Project Leader at @FoodCycleBath
Sarah Warren, Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainable Travel
Alex Lockton, Bath and West Community Energy

We much appreciate them being here and giving up their time for this event!
Rakesh: we need to have events like this and turn up the volume!
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Christina McAnea joined five public sector workers @10DowningStreet to hand in a petition with over 183k signatures calling on the govt to take urgent action to end the pay crisis.

"Government failings are having a devastating impact on people" @cmcanea…
.@EddieBrand has worked in the ambulance service for over 35 years “The pressure on ambulance services is unprecedented, and something needs to change. The cost of living crisis means that just the basics have now become unaffordable.” Image
Trading standards officer Anu Prashar said, “With the cost of living crisis, many people are looking for ways to save money or get the best deal, which makes them more vulnerable to unscrupulous criminals.” Image
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Important @BBCPanorama episode this evening ⬇️ #CostOfLiving #FoodSecurity Image
The average annual household grocery bill is forecast to rise by 682 pounds (Source:Kantar)
Why have prices gone through the roof? E.g. a potato 🥔
-rising cost of fertiliser (gone ⬆️ by 30%)
-rising labour costs (still a shortage since brexit)
-rising fuel costs
-environmental impact (drought)
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We've published our latest Public opinions and social trends article (26 Oct to 6 Nov 2022) with insights on daily life and the #CostOfLiving

New insights include:
▪️ important issues facing the UK today
▪️ people keeping warm in their home

➡️ Public opinions and social ...
When asked about the important issues facing the UK today 93% of adults said the cost of living was an important issue📈

Other issues reported as important were:

🏥 NHS (82%)
💷 economy (79%)
🌍 environment and climate change (66%) Rotated bar chart showing  ...
91% reported their cost of living had increased compared to a year ago, while 77% reported an increase in their cost of living compared to one month ago. 9 in 10 adults reported the...
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I’ve been a registered #nurse for 3 years.

2.5 years of #covid working front line, and left burnt out, seeing such trauma left me #suicidal and needing #PTSD #EMDR therapy. In that time I was diagnosed with Autism and this year I buried my mum.

So actually @RishiSunak
I will be #striking #rcn #costofliving #ToryChaos

Your government were encouraging the public to clap for us during some very dark times.

A 72p pay rise won’t even get me three Cadbury chomps! It’s insulting to all of us #keyworkers @UKLabour @AngelaRayner
You know how you can fix this? Call a #GeneralElection and move aside for a real government, you have no mandate, no integrity, and no hope. #ToryChaos #ToryShambles #GeneralElectionNow
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🚨 | If the world grew more food, produced more energy, and stopped limiting oil production the #CostofLiving is fixed.

💥 Supply is reason for inflation not demand.

We don't suddenly want to eat more, use more energy or drive more.

Increasing interest rates don't fix it.
We do of course use more energy and oil than during the lockdowns imposed by Governments.

It makes me wonder if the companies are screwing us over for the money back they lost - its how business work.

But the world is not that much different to 2019.
As Mervyn King explains, printing load of money during lockdown a key problem in inflation.

Punishing families who work hard to buy a home is not the way.

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Food prices are also affecting people’s #CostOfLiving – some lowest priced food items increased by more than 40% since Sept 2021 📈

Our new highly experimental data tracks how the lowest prices of 30 grocery items have changed since April 2021 🥫

Groceries that have increased in price in the last year include:

🌶 vegetable oil by 65%
🍝 pasta by 60%
☕️ tea by 46%
🍟 chips by 39%
🍞 bread by 38%
🍪 biscuits by 34%

In the last five months:

🌶 vegetable oil by 46%
🍟 chips by 24%
🍞 bread by 22% Bar chart showing there was a substantial range of price mov
In cash terms, on average since April 2022:

🪙 vegetable oil rose 80p for one litre
🪙 chips rose 27p for 1.5kg
🪙 milk rose 25p for four pints Graphic stating “25p increase in the average lowest price
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The rising #CostOfLiving is having a bigger impact on certain population groups.

Characteristics affecting people’s ability to afford their energy, rent or mortgage payments include:

▪️ disability status
▪️ ethnicity
▪️ home ownership status

➡️ Graphic stating “Impact of increased cost of living on adu
55% of disabled adults found it very or somewhat difficult to afford energy bills, compared with 40% of non-disabled adults ⚡️

36% of disabled adults reported difficulty affording rent or mortgage payments, compared with 27% of non-disabled adults 🏠 Graphic stating “Disabled adults were more likely to find
69% of Black or Black British adults and 59% of Asian or Asian British adults reported difficulty affording energy bills, compared with 44% of White adults ⚡️ Bar chart showing Black or Black British adults and Asian or
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@TrussLiz & @KwasiKwarteng: the real impact of your #MiniBudget

We commissioned @Survation to run an MRP poll to break down the devastating consequences of the Govt’s disastrous mini budget on people across the country's 632 constituencies.

Follow for the results 👇
FIRST, let's look at the national #CostOfLiving picture:
🏠25% of people across the country fear 🚨homelessness🚨 within a year.

This rises to a staggering 37% for families with 2 or more children.
🛒 60% of people across the country are already cutting back on grocery essentials.

And yet:
🥫 27% fear they'll need to use a food bank within a year.

This rises to 30% for people in full-time work. This crisis is very much impacting working people.
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🚨 Starting now! 🚨

Follow this thread for live updates from our excellent panel on loneliness, chaired by @aveek18, w/ @zabrams, @JamesEvansMS, Su Moore (@JoCoxFoundation), Prof Pam Qualter (@EducationUoM), & @Matt_VickersMP 👇 Image
@aveek18 @zabrams @JamesEvansMS @JoCoxFoundation @EducationUoM @Matt_VickersMP Prof Pam Qualter starts us off - "loneliness is a subjective experience", she says, which occurs when we lack good quality relationships with others. "We're not talking about social isolation", though loneliness has the same effects on physical & mental health
@aveek18 @zabrams @JamesEvansMS @JoCoxFoundation @EducationUoM @Matt_VickersMP #COVID19 has put loneliness on the political agenda, says Prof Qualter (@EducationUoM), particularly for children and young people. Surprisingly, we didn't see a large increase in loneliness during the pandemic - but we are seeing an increase in social anxiety post-lockdown
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Kwasi Kwarteng is right to U-turn on one of his #taxcuts for the rich, but he needs to go back to the drawing board and come up with a vastly different plan if he wants to tackle the #costofliving scandal and reassure the markets and the country.

There is no evidence that lower taxes will yield higher investment or growth.

But we know that lower taxes will reduce support for those that need it the most, and deprive public services on the verge of collapse of much needed investment.

If the Chancellor is serious about tackling the cost of living scandal and shoring up the economy he will scrap planned tax cuts for the rich and instead:

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