Social Work

I’m married with kids but still pining for the one that got away

<i>Submit your question to Meredith here.</i><p><b>Q</b><b>.</b> I had an on-and-off-again relationship for six years, and he was the love of my life. I reached a point …

Relationships

Words of Council: Dr Tanzeem Raza

The third factor is the ongoing difficulty in recruitment, especially at middle grade and junior levels. Locally, we’ve advertised some posts three …

Health Care

Have there been two decades of failure to reform social care?

<b>A politically-charged Budget has passed with no mention of social care, despite a growing sense in recent years that the system of support for older people and younger disabled adults is on the point of crisis.</b><p>Social care can include anything from being cared for in a care home to having someone …

Health Care

Why is the government waging a war against disabled people?

Ministers’ social care and welfare reforms represent a deliberately prejudiced, vicious attack on a significant minority of the population<p>A recent United Nations report on its inspection into the UK’s record on disabled people’s rights was described as a “17-page-long catalogue of shame” by one …

Disability

Donald Trump says he’s “happy” sexual assault is being exposed, as if no one knows what Donald Trump is accused of

“I think it’s very very good for women, and I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out.”<p>President Donald Trump wants the women of America to know that he’s “very happy” women are finally coming forward to talk about their years of assault and abuse at the hands of powerful men.<p>During an …

Donald Trump

This married ‘throuple’ has a ‘pretty fun sex life’

Three’s no crowd for this couple!<p>A New York woman is dating two men — who are married to each other — and the unconventional “throuple” is thinking …

Lifestyle

Red flags everyone should look out for when they’re dating

opinion<p>I’m not the best at picking the right men.<p>Ok fine, I’m the worst.<p>Ask my friends, seriously. They have to pretty much stage an intervention …

Relationships

Jeremy Corbyn went ballistic at the Tories as he reacted to the Budget

<b>Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launched into a furious attack on Tory MPs while calling for urgent social care funds.</b><p>His impassioned reaction came in …

Brexit

Minister rules out lifting Newstart rates

Jobless Australians shouldn't hold their breath for a welfare payments boost as the Turnbull government focuses on finding money for income tax …

Welfare drug tests may be delayed

November 22, 2017 11:59AM<p>A TRIAL to drug-test welfare recipients could be delayed while the Turnbull Government attempts to secure other major …

Basic Income

Turnbull government postpones controversial drug trial for welfare recipients

A controversial trial of drug testing welfare recipients will almost certainly be postponed after the Turnbull government conceded it was unlikely to …

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office.<p>The office encounter was the …

U.S. Politics

You Won’t Believe the Emergency Food Packages People in Puerto Rico Are Receiving

As national and grassroots efforts continue to help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild post-<b>Hurricane Maria</b>, one crucial area of aid is drawing criticism on social media.<p>MORE: Here’s How You Can Help Hurricane Maria Victims & Rebuild Puerto Rico<p>Residents and family members of locals are posting …

Puerto Rico

The Republican War on College

For the cost of cutting corporate income taxes, the U.S. could provide universal pre-K and make tuition free at public colleges for nonaffluent students.<p>There are two big problems with the GOP’s claim that its tax-reform proposals help the middle class.<p>The first, and most obvious, is that both the …

Equality

NGOs pick up the slack for social workers

A massive shortfall in qualified‚ practising social workers across South Africa has resulted in NGOs trying to up-skill in order to pick up the slack.

South Africa

Terengganu executive councillor awarded Masters for Social Work at UUM convocation

SINTOK: The noble aim to help single mothers improve their livelihood has helped a Terengganu executive councilor to achieve his Master of Arts in …

My husband has sex with me, but never says I look nice

A woman whose husband no longer compliments her says it’s getting her down. Mariella Frostrup suggests she initiates change herself<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>My husband and I have been together for just over 10 years, and have a young child. He’s a kind, intelligent person and a loving father and husband. He used</i> …

Relationships

Have we reached zero tolerance for sexual misconduct?

I see a wide gulf between Harvey Weinstein, facing rape allegations, and Franken’s admitted misconduct, writes Guardian columnist Jill Abramson<p>Have we arrived at a zero tolerance moment for sexual misconduct by powerful men? Al Franken could be the test case.<p>In 2006, he is alleged to have forcibly …

Opinion

Texas legislature gives $20 million to program that tries to convince women not to have abortions

• <b>The Texas Legislature is spending $20 million on anti-abortion program funding.</b>• <b><br>Texas, in total, will spend $38 million on anti-abortion materials, infant formula, and support for unexpected parents.</b>• <b><br>This new budget is four times the amount of its original starting budget in 2006.</b>• <b><br>Pro-life groups</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

If the Budget fails to make the NHS a priority, the Conservatives will deserve to be punished

There was a fuss in January this year when the Red Cross described the underfunding of the National Health Service as a “humanitarian crisis”. If the …

Brexit

Anti-LGBTQ lawmaker resigns over gay sex scandal

Republican Ohio state representative Wesley Goodman may have also previously assaulted an 18-year-old<p>A vocally anti-LGBTQ lawmaker has resigned his position after being caught having sex with another man. Wesley Goodman, a Republican Ohio state representative serving his first term, resigned …

News

In China, an Education in Dating

JINAN, China — Zhang Zhenxiao is 27 years old. He has never been in a relationship. He has never kissed a woman.<p>Now, Mr. Zhang is ready for love — but like many men in China, he doesn’t know where to begin.<p>So Mr. Zhang turned to a dating coach. The “Fall in Love Emotional Education” school, which …

News

Budget: 90 MPs demand action over social care and health service funding crisis

A group of 90 MPs including six former cabinet ministers and several Conservatives have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to launch a cross-party …

Brexit

Senior Tories demand cross-party action on social care crisis, warning Theresa May has kicked issue ‘into long grass’

Senior Tories are demanding cross-party action to tackle the social care crisis, one protesting that Theresa May has kicked the issue “into the long …

Brexit

My life in sex: ‘I’m a very sexual person who rarely has sex’

The long-term single woman<p>If I added up all the time I have spent in a relationship, it would come to about 18 months. For most of my 35 years, apart from the odd fling, I have been single.<p>I’m a very sexual person who rarely has sex. I have a collection of racy underwear that no one sees, sex toys …

Women's News

10 Jobs Millennials Say Are The Most Stressful

U.S. News published a follow-up to its previous list of the best jobs for millennials with ... the worst 10.<p>To be clear, in this context, "worst" …

Millennials

A Bizzare Night in the Roy Moore Scandal

Facing even more allegations of sexual abuse and harassment, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate’s campaign has decided to go on the offensive.<p>Even as Roy Moore’s campaign publicly denounced the claim of one accuser, two more women came forward.<p>The latest turn in the Alabama Senate special …

Politics

Landmark study links Tory austerity to 120,000 deaths

The Conservatives have been accused of “economic murder” for austerity policies which a new study suggests have caused 120,000 deaths.<p>The paper found …

Research

"Economic murder": Senior UK public health researchers say 120,000 people died under Tory austerity

Dr Ben Maruthappu, a senior public health researcher from University College London is the lead author on a forthcoming peer-reviewed paper in the <i>BMJ</i> …

Research

Government Quietly Puts Off Green Paper On Social Care Funding

Labour says looming crisis is being kicked into the long grass.<p>DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images<p>Cabinet Office minister Damian Green.<p>The government …

Damian Green