Women and economy

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Priti Patel announces domestic abuse funds and arrangements

Priti Patel spoke on 11th April at the daily government briefing on plans for tackling the rise in calls for support from women facing domestic violence.

"in the last week alone, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline reported a 120% rise in the number of calls it received in one 24-hour period.

Now while we have not yet seen a sustained rise in reports of domestic abuse to the police, the increase in those seeking help for this hidden crime is extremely concerning. And be in no doubt, there will be absolutely no let-up in our operational response.

Employees with caring responsibilities can be furloughed

Employees who are unable to work because they have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) can be furloughed. For example, employees that need to look after children can be furloughed.

From a longer press release on which employees employers can claim furlough for https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme#employees-you-can-claim-for

 

Covid19- Help and Support Group For Asylum Seekers in North East,UK

If possible, please share and like the page below. Due to the ongoing food crisis and asylum seekers are living gon £37 a week which is £5 a day are struggling a lot to get basic foods and needs. Created this platform to spread the information and help available for the asylum seekers in need now. All organisations in the northeast can join and help us to reach via this platform and if you can send us your plan we can signpost asylum seekers in your community in need asap.

Coronavirus and child contact arrangements – Rights of Women

At Rights of Women we have been receiving calls seeking advice about contact arrangements in the current pandemic.

Many families will have to make changes to the arrangements that were in place but how significant those changes are will depend on the circumstances of the individual family.

We have set out below what we believe to be the most sensible approach in the current climate. On this page we cover:

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