Recognizing rights of domestic workers and carers in the EU

Domestic workers and carers, most of whom are migrant women, should be given an official status in the EU. Recognizing their work as “real” jobs would discourage exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs recommend establishing easy-to-manage models for legal employer-worker relationships, citing examples in Belgium and … Read more

County Council Launches Search for Shared Lives carers

As part of celebrating national Shared Lives Week, Lancashire County Council is looking for carers who could make a real difference to the lives of people who need support or have a disability. The Shared Lives concept is similar to foster care for adults. Carers may need to support people with aspects of their lives … Read more