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19 hours ago
Research shows that younger workers in part-time or temporary work are more likely to be anxious or depressed. We’d like you to share your experiencesMillennials in part-time and temporary work are more likely to experience poor mental health, a leading thinktank has said.A new report from the Ins[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
Data from NHS Digital shows number of available posts rose 12% over last year, and highlights shrinking nursing workforceThe number of vacancies in the NHS has soared by 12% over the last year, prompting warnings that the service is facing “desperate” problems of understaffing.
Figures releas[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
BBC must be at forefront of change on equal pay, says Tony Hall in reply to letter from more than 40 of its high-profile female starsThe BBC director general, Tony Hall, has said he hopes the BBC can close its gender pay gap sooner than 2020, after an unprecedented intervention by more than 40 of it[...]
5 days ago
The Crown Prosecution Service signed up to give everyone a fair chance to apply for jobs, including those with criminal records – but it has a long way to goI thought that I was attending a party for my sister, but my mother and wife had actually planned a surprise party for me in celebration of a[...]
Children and Pa
1 week ago
Yes we do a traumatic job but what makes it worse is a harmful management cultureWhen I was 15, a teacher found me during lunch break and asked if she could have a word. Confused, as I was generally well behaved, I followed her to the office. I was told that a close friend of mine had been found by [...]
HealthCareersChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
When choosing a charity to work for, fundraisers need to go with their heart. But is emotional connection enough to sustain a career? When looking for a fundraising job, the charity’s cause is priority, says fundraiser Niki Barton, head of supporter retention and development at Oxfam GB. “Then y[...]
CareersCharitiesCareersCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
The health and care sectors need to challenge the government but also look at how to retain people through better quality workplaces Danny Mortimer is chief executive of NHS EmployersConcerns about the health and social care workforce are at an all-time high due, in part, to the impact of austerity,[...]
PolicyHealthCareersHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Government cuts have had a devastating impact, with hundreds of centres and refuges closing while referrals increaseThe UK faces a massively altered political landscape as a result of Theresa May’s botched general election manoeuvres. Suddenly everything seems up for grabs – nothing more so than[...]
PolicyChildrenCareersChildrenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
1 week ago
Men tell me councils were more honourable when councillors worked for free. I’m pretty sure councils were whiter, older and more male then too. Funny thatYou’re always surprised the first time you meet me; I don’t look like your usual local councillor. At 30, I’m half the average age, and as[...]
WomenMinorities and Immigration
1 week ago
Where will the social workers of the future come from? Debt is deterring students while universities are withdrawing coursesWe need to talk about social work education. Indeed, we need two conversations. One is urgent and must be held and concluded now. The other should start quickly, but be given t[...]
2 weeks ago
Fawcett Society finds only 4% of councils offer maternity leave for councillors and calls local government ‘not fit for future’A damning report about women in local government has found that at the present rate of progress, councils will not see equality until 2065. Related: 'Northern powerhous[...]
WomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Deal first to be announced since Tory MPs raised concerns over public sector pay following the poor election performanceTheresa May has been accused of insulting teachers by offering them a 1% pay rise after she refused to bow to pressure from some Tory MPs, Labour and trade unions to begin easing t[...]
EducationHousing a
2 weeks ago
The mayor wants London to be the world’s leading smart city, with digital tech at its heart. The new chief digital officer will need to turn that vision into action“Can you spout digital bollocks? London is hiring a chief digital officer,” wrote IT website The Register the day mayor Sadiq Khan[...]
2 weeks ago
I was so embarrassed by our badly run service that I had to leave – the people who came in for help deserved better If you move to the UK and apply for a National Insurance number, it’s likely that you’ll need to go to a Jobcentre Plus for a face-to-face interview. Until recently, I was one of[...]
2 weeks ago
Exclusive: Taylor report, commissioned by PM, will call on government to improve quality of work for minimum wage earnersA Downing Street review into modern employment is to call on the government to improve the quality of work for millions of people earning the minimum wage after it found too many [...]
PovertyHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
I shared inspiring stories of my days with ill, elderly and disabled clients, giving their unpaid carers a break‘You can do personal care’: one man’s journey to support workI love coming home and sharing stories about my day at work with my partner. I am a support worker with elderly, disabled[...]
CareersHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilitie
3 weeks ago
Transport secretary says decision will be taken in the autumn, despite senior Tories’ calls for quicker easing of controlsChris Grayling, the transport secretary, has dampened hopes of an imminent lifting of the 1% public sector pay cap for teachers, police and prison officers, saying the issue wa[...]
3 weeks ago
Jonathan Wallace on the urgency of increasing public sector wages; Barry Kushner on the fractious Tory cabinet; Karen Barratt on fears of divide and rule; Richard Turner on NHS recruitment problems; Pat Brandwood on paying more tax to fund higher pay; Jonathan Newth on underpaid social workersIt com[...]
3 weeks ago
A pay freeze since 2011 has seen incomes fall well behind inflation. We asked people to tell us how this has affected themMedian hourly earnings of public sector workers dropped in real terms by almost 6% between 2005 and 2015, with some sectors experiencing worse drops than others.Teachers have see[...]
EducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Rules should apply to those whose prices are set by a firm, such as Uber and minicab drivers, says Resolution Foundation The government should step in to help those suffering from extreme low pay by extending minimum wage legislation so that it covers minicab drivers and other parts of the 4.8 milli[...]
3 weeks ago
Teachers, nurses and police officers have seen their take home pay fall or stagnate in real terms following a decade of salary freezes, analysis showsThe teaching profession has seen average pay fall by £3 an hour in real terms and police officers by £2 an hour, while the wages of nurses have stag[...]
3 weeks ago
I lived a double life for years but now I try to be a role model. Pride is a reminder of how far we’ve come and why it’s important to keep goingTo join the army was a childhood ambition of mine, so in 1986, at the age of 19, I was delighted to join the Royal Military Police.I knew I was gay but [...]
Criminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Anti-slavery coordinator tells conference delegates to help in the fight against exploitation and forced labourThe anti-slavery coordinator for Wales has admitted there could be cases of modern slavery within the Welsh social care sector. He called on delegates at the National Social Services Confer[...]
PolicyHealth and Care
4 weeks ago
Martha Huntley was named the Institute of Fundraising’s best fundraising newcomer last year after raising £1.63m for anti-poverty charity Hand in Hand International. She reveals why she’s so good at her jobI always knew that I wanted to work in international development. When I was about seven [...]
CharitiesCareersChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation
4 weeks ago
Foreign nationals working in social care could be victims of exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. Staff are being urged to speak outA care home is raided by the Border Agency. Staff are removed as they have no identity documents and are working long hours in poor conditions. The home, it tur[...]

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