Registrations open for ‘powerful tool’ for race equality in care

The 2024 registration process for the Social Care Workforce Race Equality Standard (SC-WRES) Improvement Programme has officially opened. Heralded as a “powerful tool” for helping to achieve race equality in care, the SC-WRES Improvement Programme supports local authorities to address race inequalities in the care workforce by requiring them to record and submit annual...

Aspiring to a gender equal world of work this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – a global day to celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about discrimination and highlight the actions we can take to reach gender equality – falls on Friday 8th March. The global awareness day, which isn’t country, group or organisation specific, was first held in March 1911, when it was...

Race Equality Week asks us to listen, act, change

This week, 5th-11th February 2024, is Race Equality Week in the UK, with the aim of addressing barriers to race equality in the workplace. Run by Race Equality Matters (REM), the annual movement is a positive force for action that unites hundreds of thousands of organisations and individuals across the country for this key...

Take action for National Inclusion Week 2023

This week (25th September – 1st October) is National Inclusion Week 2023 in the UK, and the theme for this year is all about taking action to support people at work and make a positive impact. Founded by Inclusive Employers, National Inclusion Week is dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create more...

IOSH calls for better support for disabled workers

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for improved practices and better support to enable disabled workers to work. IOSH have spoken out after an MP called on the government to do more to ensure that people with disabilities can work from home as part of its bid to tackle labour...

Fully inclusive workplaces ‘crucial’ to business success, says IOSH

As Pride Month comes to an end, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has spoken about how fully inclusive workplaces are “crucial to the success of organisations.” The world’s largest occupational health and safety body have said they believe that making sure that all employees feel safe at work is key to...

Skills for Care investigates key issues affecting BAME workers

A recent survey from Skills for Care has found that adult social care workers from black, Aisan and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds face significant challenges with racism, progression, representation and health. People from BAME backgrounds account for 1 in 5 of the adult social care workforce in England, but despite playing a crucial role...