We’re all ageing. Yet ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice and discrimination. This is according to a report on old age by the Royal Society on Public Health (RSPH), which argues that ageism harms the public’s health.
If slow growth in productivity is the ‘new normal’, the same will be true for living standards growth. This is according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies June 2018 report; Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK.
The UK was ranked ninth out of 28 countries for the size of its social protection expenditure in 2015. This is according to ONS data published in June 2018 on social protection in the UK and how it compares with selected European countries in 2015.
National Aids Trust (NAT) is recruiting a Community Engagement Officer to join their team in London. The deadline for applications is 9 July 2018.
The NHS will receive increased funding of £20.5bn in real terms per year by the end of the 5 years compared to today, This is according to the Government announcement on Monday 18 June of a 5-year NHS funding plan.
Birthrights are recruiting a part-time Legal Officer to work remotely on an initial 12 month contract, with possibility for renewal. The application deadline is 27 June 2018.
At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010. This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system.
‘1 in 5 older people who are entitled to housing benefit do not claim and just over half of people aged 75+ have never used the internet’, says a May 2018 report from Age UK.
Everything is Online Nowadays looks at how accessible the process of claiming housing benefits and council tax reductions is for older people.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
A diverse board is one which is able to recognise and fully engage with the diversity of views around the table. This is according to a March 2018 report and guidance by the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard on how to create a diverse board.