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Employment Legislation: Jacks Law

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NEW employment legislation from April 2020: “Jack’s law” 2 weeks paid leave if an employee loses a child under 18 or suffers a stillbirth from 24 weeks. Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave the new legal right to 2 weeks’ paid bereavement leave, to […]

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Age UK – Make Care Fair

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51% of all requests for formal care made by older people in the last year have been turned down. That’s 80 unsuccessful claims per hour. Age UK are asking you to sign their petition and join them in a call for a system that is free, fair, and available to all: Click Here to sign […]

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Changes to Charging for Care in Doncaster Agreed

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DMBC Cabinet vote yes to all the proposed increases to charging for care at home. Despite our strong objections to several of the proposals, we are dismayed to report that our objections have been ignored. Key changed affecting Disabled people of working age are: -To include the enhanced rate of the daily living part of […]

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Get Creative with Decoupage

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Active Independence will be starting their next series of Free Art of Wellbeing classes in Rotherham and Doncaster aimed at improving the wellbeing of Disabled people in the area. Rotherham Sessions In Rotherham, we will be running two monthly classes every Wednesday, until March 2020 at Eastwood Village Community Centre, Erskine Rd, Rotherham S65 1RF. […]

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Get Yourself Active’ Programme – Disability Rights UK

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Disability Rights UK have developed a get active programme and would like to offer training to social care providers. Overview of ‘Get Yourself Active’ Programme Inactivity is more common for disabled people or those with a long term health condition (42%) than those without (21%). Furthermore, it increases sharply as the number of impairments an […]