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Workers at a drug and alcohol charity fear they could be out of a job within days because of its collapse into administration. Unite said its members at Lifeline have been "plunged into uncertainty" as the charity officially goes into administration on Thursday. The charity, which employs 1,300 workers, provides…
The Government and employers are being urged to do more to support people with mental health conditions after a study showed that few of those with long-term problems are in work. The TUC said its research found that only one in four people with a mental illness or phobia lasting…
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
Disabled people will be offered internships in the Scottish Government as part of a series of measures to help them into work. The internship programme starts in September and forms part of 120 places offered in the public sector, voluntary and charity organisations and politics. Non-disabled people are twice as…
The UK Government has been urged to rethink "incoherent" plans to close a swathe of Jobcentres in Scotland. Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee said the proposals showed "a lack of planning" and called for a full review. A report from the committee criticised the way in which the Department for Work…
New support is to be given to struggling families under a £30 million government programme focused on helping parents to find work. The next phase of the Troubled Families Programme will aim to forge better links between disadvantaged families and Jobcentres. Ministers said there was a "profound" affect on children…
Disabled people continue to face barriers in employment, transport, housing and health, so are being "left behind" in society, a report warns. A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found a lack of opportunities in areas including education and employment, deteriorating access to justice, a widening pay…
Charities say they are continuing to see widespread problems with the behaviour of bailiffs towards vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a crackdown on the issue. Bodies including StepChange Debt Charity, the Children's Society, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice and the Money Advice Trust (MAT) have compiled evidence of ongoing…
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