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Women Like Us, the London recruitment company specialising in part time jobs has launched a pilot helpdesk that will offer 30 minutes of free and impartial over-the-phone advice to employers in the capital who need guidance on the design of part time and flexible jobs. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has supported Women Like Us in the development of the helpdesk. The…
New Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots calls for new vision: "care must become everybody's business". She has described 2012 as a ‘crucial year’ for the 6.4 million people caring for ill, older and disabled relatives. As local authority social care cuts continue to bite and the Government presses ahead with plans for substantial cuts to disability benefits the charity argues that it is time…
Carers UK is part of alliance of major charities calling for joint action on care crisis Over 50 charities representing older and disabled people and their families have warmly welcomed the start of cross-party talks on the future of social care. In January, the Care & Support Alliance joined employers, unions, faith and community groups to write an open letter to the Prime Minister, pointing…
Carers UK has joined other charities, care providers, health bodies, employers, and unions to sign an open letter to Prime Minister calling for cross-party action on social care reform. In an open letter published in the Telegraph today, over 60 signatories have called on the Prime Minister to work with other party leaders to take urgent action to reform social care for older and disabled…
Madeleine Starr, Carers UK’s Head of Innovation, has been awarded an MBE for services to employment in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1999, Madeleine has led Carers UK work on carers and employment and was instrumental in securing major changes to law, policy and workplace practice for the 3 million people who juggle work with caring for ill, frail or disabled friends or…