Category Archives: Employment

Equality Act is failing Disabled People

This week, The Guardian published an article highlighting the issue of disabled people being treated like second class citizens. Still. In 1994, the UK introduced the Disability Discrimination Act which was intended to protect the rights of disabled people, in … Continue reading

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More support needed for unemployed disabled people

I was very interested this morning to read an article in The Guardian, highlighting the fact that disabled people are being left behind when job hunting and there needs to be more support for disabled job seekers. The report highlights … Continue reading

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George Osbourne: The man with a good work plan

I watched with interest yesterday as George Osbourne announced new plans to make the long term employed earn their benefits by doing work in the community.  I also watched as many people complained that the plans amounted to forced labour … Continue reading

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The Secret to Self-Respect

One of my favourite TV Shows at the moment is The Secret Millionaire on Channel 4.  After a long day, I love to watch as the latest millionaire leaves behind his comfortable lifestyle and goes in search of people in … Continue reading

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My Winning Founder Story

I recently entered a story writing competition with the Entrepreneur’s Circle about why I founded my business.  I am delighted to say that I won the competition – my submission follows: I was suited and booted and ready to impress.  It … Continue reading

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A bad but motivating experience

From a very young age, I had grand ideas of what my career would hold.  At one point, I wanted to be a teacher and then, mimicking my best friend, I had ambitions to become a vet. (even though at … Continue reading

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