The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in England has said more of its members than ever before have expressed concerns about their ability to provide the care and support that they are legally required to.
The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) recently held a roundtable meeting on sleep and the workplace during which doctors highlighted the “huge issue” of commuting home from the night shift, warning that 24-hour shift workers who have just come off shift have 55 times the risk of having an accident than someone who has just got up.
Banners and posters in the Lloyd’s building in London are part of a campaign to highlight the importance of speaking up and to provide clear guidance on how individuals can take action if they see or experience unacceptable behaviour.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already promised an extra £1 billion for social care in England for the year beginning April 2020, but his recently launched election manifesto has extended this to every year until 2024/25.
Although ideas and proposals seem to have been appearing for weeks, the official Labour Party general election manifesto has only just been published and it promises what Jeremy Corbyn describes as “real change” in numerous areas, including employment.
A study commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society has shown that the number of people with dementia in the UK is predicted to nearly double to 1.6 million people in the next 20 year and the cost of care is expected to treble to £45.4 billion.
Newly-released research suggests that the majority (60%) of women in workplaces across the UK either do not know what their male colleagues earn, or believe they are earning less than men who are doing the same job.