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Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care

Women are bearing the brunt of the Government’s inaction on social care, says Age UK, with ‘sandwich carers’ especially badly hit

On International Women’s Day 2019 Age UK warns that women are generally being hurt the most by the lack of care and support

‘Sandwich carers’ are under particular pressure and most (68%) are women

This International Women’s Day marks the 2nd anniversary of the Government’s broken promise to fix social care with a Green Paper

Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

This is a report about the status of funding for the women’s sector. It sets out the case for specialist women’s organisations, identifies their current sources
of funding and explores the challenges that they face in terms of financial sustainability. The report explores recent changes in the funding landscape for voluntary organisations, including the shi to commissioning of services, the impact of austerity on the demand for support services and on funding available, and the likely impact that Brexit is going to have on the women’s sector. 

Key messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse has published a report looking at messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse. The report looks at the extent, dynamics and impact of institutional abuse and discusses ways of preventing institutional abuse including: a rigorous recruitment and selection processes; an open organisational culture where safeguarding is seen as everyone’s business; and organisational processes in place, such as co-working, supervision and whistleblowing procedures, to minimise the opportunities for abuse to occur.

Safe and Equal: A Guide on Young People and Meaningful Participation for the Violence Against Women and Girls Sector

This guide aims to provide an overview of the issues to consider when undertaking meaningful participation with young survivors of abuse and multiple disadvantage. The guide is primarily for practitioners working within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector but may also be of use to funders and commissioners. The contents are focused on working with children and young people, however the principles are similar for working with adults. AVA provide relevant training to accompany this guide. 

Jumping through hoops: How are coordinated responses to multiple disadvantage meeting the needs of women?

In 2017, Agenda and AVA published Mapping the Maze, which provided a broad picture of the support that homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and criminal justice services are providing to women. This report explores the experiences of local areas across the country that are seeking to bring such services together to develop a more coordinated response for individuals facing multiple disadvantage, either using the MEAM Approach or as part of the Big Lottery’s Fulflling Lives programme. 

It's (still) a Rich Man's World

Young women remain more likely to be on low pay, job insecurity has increased, debt levels have risen and young women’s mental health concerns are skyrocketing.

Our 2018 annual survey, It's (still) a Rich Man's World, once again shows that young women remain more likely than young men to be
affected by job insecurity, money worries and debt. 

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“Are they shouting because of me?” Voices of children living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health issues

Much of the research into the impact on children of living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health is from the perspective of adults – with limited insights from children themselves. In this study, the Children’s Commissioner wanted to hear directly from children what it was like to live in these households. 

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