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  • Equal Pay Act
    Article: May 26, 2020

    Friday 29 May is the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Equal Pay Act. The world has changed a lot in the ensuing 50 years, and although there is much more to achieve, the gender pay gap has narrowed considerably over that period. But the world has changed in a quite different way in the last 50 days, and it is increasingly evident that it will never be the same again. The impact on the economy will be huge and it is already being recognised that women will be disproportionately adversely affected in the job market, as many people lose their jobs and will need to seek fresh employment in a highly competitive job market.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week
    Article: May 17, 2020

    As lockdown continues, and our daily activities remain very restricted, we are all having to live with the uncertainty of when and how we can return to something resembling "normal". We all prefer certainty, the ability to plan, to look forward, to feel in control. At best life under lockdown is unsettling; at worst it is very difficult to bear. As the expert scientists give advice and those in government weigh up what to do for the best, the rest of us are meeting the challenges of getting through each day. There is wide acknowledgement of the toll lockdown is taking on the nation's mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 May, is well timed.

  • Article: May 10, 2020

    The Diversity Officer of Chiltern Liberal Democrats, Rachel Dineley wrote to the Bucks Free Press about diversity and the NHS. Her letter was published and is available here. It is also given below.

  • Mohammad Fayyaz
    Article: May 10, 2020
    By Mohammad Fayyaz in Your Chesham

    This article is taken from Your Chesham, which can be seen online at:

    https://en.calameo.com/books/005275602578f287fbb23?language=en&page=1

    Mohammad Fayyaz is Liberal Democrat town councillor for Asheridge Vale.

    At times like this, things can move very fast, and writing a couple of weeks before publication date for next month's Your Chesham can mean that you end up being overtaken by events.

  • Deaf Awareness Week
    Article: May 2, 2020

    Elizabeth Shepherd writes about deafness and what we can do to help.

    This year's Deaf Awareness Week is focusing on deafness that develops during life. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the UK are hard of hearing, or deaf. Deafness is invisible to most of the public, and can severely impact daily life for the deaf or hard of hearing. "Nobody understands how isolating deafness can be; it is not always a case of getting new hearing aids or watching subtitles", as an elderly person with acquired severe deafness recently told me.