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In a new report published today, Carers UK has called for a technological transformation to support families caring for ill, frail and disabled loved ones. Care and technology in the 21st century argues that the way families already use technology to work, plan their lives, shop and socialize should also be reflected in how they care for ill, frail or disabled loved ones. The report…

End the care crisis: Lobby 2012

Thursday, 08 March 2012
On 6 March 2012 more than 1,000 people attended a mass lobby to tell the government that the social care system in England is in crisis, with hundreds more taking part online. The End The Care Crisis lobby was organised by the Care and Support Alliance – a consortium of over 50 organisations that represent older and disabled people. The campaigners included people with a…
There are only a couple of weeks left to nominate a carer for the Carer’s Award in the Great British Care Award finals. We are looking for unpaid carers to join the current winners from some of the regional awards that took place last autumn. Deadline for entries is 14th May 2012. The Carer’s Award is a special category for the Great British Care Awards, and will…
Employers for Carers member, O2, has launched what is believed to be the biggest flexible working pilot for UK staff in preparation for this summer’s Olympics. The mobile company’s Slough HQ closed for a day, and the 3,000 employees based there – a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce – worked remotely. O2 said that the initiative would underpin its contingency plans to manage expected travel…
The Anywhere Working Consortium has launched its online portal to help UK organisations adopt more flexible working practices. The portal will serve as a resource for employers and employees alike, offering training, guidance, case studies and product offers from the consortium, whose members include Business in the Community (BITC), Microsoft, Nokia, Nuffield, Regus and Vodafone UK. The initiative is supported by the Department for Transport…
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