Jackie Long is social affairs editor and presenter for Channel 4 News.
Jackie Long is Channel 4 News Social affairs editor and presenter. She joined the programme in 2011, following more than two decades at the BBC. Most recently she was Correspondent at Newsnight, and she previously worked on The World at One, PM and Five Live.
A cross-party commission set up after the Grenfell Tower disaster has said that three million social homes must be built in England in the next 20 years.
Jackie Long is joined in the studio by Tasneem Khalil, an independent Swedish-Bangladeshi journalist who lives in Malmö.
From physical abuse to coercive control, around 700,000 victims of domestic violence are men – one in three of all victims. But campaigners say men find it especially hard to get access to support services. And even though new laws are being proposed to help survivors, they’ll be part of the Violence Against Women and…
In the first in our series this week examining domestic violence, we have been talking to one family whose daughter died following an abusive relationship.
His son George W. Bush described him as “a man of the highest character,” saying the entire family was deeply grateful for his life and love.
The latest minister to resign from the government over Theresa May’s Brexit deal says it would leave the country ‘outnumbered and outmanoeuvred’ in future negotiations with the EU. Sam Gyimah stepped down as universities and science minister – calling it a ‘deal in name only’.
Moved around, lonely, isolated and facing the sort of challenges which would floor an adult: for too many young people that is life in care. Looked-after children still do less well than others in school and are more likely to experience homelessness or the criminal justice system.
Support isn’t getting to deaf children who desperately need it, according to a leading charity, who say there’s a “heartbreaking” funding crisis for special needs education. A survey by the Deaf Children’s Society shows nine out of ten parents of deaf children are worried about how much support they’ll continue getting at school. Ministers, though,…
“Punitive, mean-spirited, and callous” – that’s how the United Nations special rapporteur on poverty has described the Government’s austerity policies, and he describes the rise in child poverty as a “social calamity and economic disaster”.
Being poor and on benefits in the UK can mean surviving on very little money – now the United Nations rapporteur on poverty has come to the country to investigate just how severe a problem it is.
Charities have taken to social media to “set the record straight” after Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey said in the House of Commons that a number of organisations had welcomed changes to Universal Credit. We talk to Sophie Corlett from the charity Mind.
A cross-party committee of MPs has condemned the government’s benefit sanctions regime, calling for it to be “urgently re-assessed”.
Cornwall Council has been criticised for housing a vulnerable teenager in a tent. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found a long list of failures by the council.
One announcement in the budget yesterday was a one-off cash injection of £400 million for England’s schools. On average, headteachers will get between £10,000 and £50,000 to pay for extra kit like whiteboards and laptops. The Chancellor described his decision as “a nice gesture”. But some unions and headteachers say government cuts mean they can barely afford the essentials.
After much criticism of the rollout of the new universal credit system, the Chancellor is ploughing in more than £2bn to help make the benefit work better, including a £1,000 a year increase in the amount people can earn before their benefits start tapering away.