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Croydon respite plans are closed until further notice

Posted on August 30th, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

Carer services in Croydon are being hit hard by closures

The word ‘closed’ is an interesting adjective. ‘Not open, having ceased trading.’ It has a certain finality about it, in that it cannot be questioned – only accepted. The ‘closed’ sign on a shop window or door gives an overall feeling of disappointment and annoyance. This subsides, though, as the following day it will be open again. … Read More »

Do Croydon’s carers get the help that they need to balance care and work?

Posted on June 23rd, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s challenging to juggle caring responsibilities and paid work, says Loren Dixon

A series of laws has been passed to strengthen carers’ rights in the work place. The Work and Families Act 2006, and the Equality Act 2010 include the right to ask an employer for flexible working hours and the right to take time off to care for a dependent. In theory this legislation … Read More »