|Government Consultation on Measures to Reduce Health Related Job Loss: Each year more than 100,000 people leave their job following a period of sickness absence lasting at least four weeks. Offering flexibility, early support and occupational health advice are the key to successful retention in the workplace. Many employers already see the case to invest in health and wellbeing. But some, particularly smaller ones, might not have the knowledge or time to support their employees with health conditions, even when they want to. The Government’s consultation seeks to address this challenge.
You can help shape future plans in this exciting area by accessing the consultation via this link, which will be open until 7th October 2019. Your views will be invaluable in helping Government to understand the implications of any reforms and how any potential changes can be best implemented in the future. This will be vital in ensuring Government provides employers and employees with the most effective support going forward.
How do you pay for things?: The Payment Systems Regulator is looking for people’s views on how they pay for things, and how they access cash from their bank account. The consultation closes on 6 September. Take part here
Paralympic sprint champion Jonnie Peacock to mentor four disabled children in new Channel 4 series: Parents of children who regularly use a prosthetic leg to take part in sport are being invited to put forward their children’s names as potential participants. Parents who feel their child could benefit from being mentored by Jonnie can contact the production company, One Tribe TV, which is helping Jonnie set up the project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Department for International Development (DFID) is recruiting for the Direct Scheme for Advisers (DESA): This is a great opportunity to join DFID on a permanent basis and progress in an advisory career in international development. DFID are looking to recruit more individuals with disability expertise and experience. Find out more here. The closing date for applications is 11th September 2019.
BBC looking for people to take part in ‘Call That Hard Work?’: Electric Ray are making a new TV series for the BBC called ‘Call That Hard Work?’. It’s a light hearted programme that will see 3 people with different careers swap jobs for a day each. They will then rate the job out of 10. The person with the highest score is deemed as having the hardest job and wins a £1000 cash prize. Electric Ray are keen to ensure they are representing the diversity of the UK’s workforce. If you’re interested in taking part please call 0207 061 8584.