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Colin Bloom

Share Politics: Carers Rights

Colin Bloom
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Share Politics

Share Politics: Carers Rights
Sara Macham, looks into Carers Rights Day, a day of meetings and events organised by Carers UK, to raise awareness for the 6.5 million people in the UK who look after others on a full or part time basis.

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Sue Dougan

Kayleigh McGrath, Senior Policy Officer at Carers UK explains Carers Rights Day

Sue Dougan
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Share Radio Morning

Kayleigh McGrath, Senior Policy Officer at Carers UK explains Carers Rights Day
Tomorrow is Carers Rights Day theme this year is knowing your rights. Across the UK, 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Each year Carers UK bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. Sue Dougan is joined on the line by Kayleigh McGrath, Senior Policy Officer at Carers UK, to find out more.
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Kayleigh McGrath


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Sue Dougan

Track Record: Peter Tatchell

Sue Dougan
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Track Record

Track Record: Peter Tatchell
Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
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Peter Tatchell


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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: Businesses lose £420m a week by not creating services for the disabled

Nigel Cassidy
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Morning Money

Morning Money: Businesses lose £420m a week by not creating services for the disabled
New research has found that businesses are losing out on billions of pounds every year by not creating products and services for disabled people. The report by the Extra Costs Commission claims that the oversight is costing businesses up to £420 million a week in lost sales. To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to the chair of the commission, Robin Hindle Fisher.
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Matt Cox, Robin Hindle Fisher


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Marc Shoffman

Questions of Faith: Building a prayer wall

Marc Shoffman
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Questions Of Faith

Questions of Faith: Building a prayer wall
Former chaplain Richard Gamble wants to build a national prayer landmark, akin to other UK landmarks such as the Angel of the North or Stonehenge. Many of these represent key moments in history such as military victories or to show off art and culture, but Richard wants to build one for prayer, representing a million answered prayers. He’s managed to raise just over £47,000 and is now launching a competition for the best design for the monument, which he wants to build next to a motorway.
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Richard Gamble


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Georgie Frost

What is the future of young entrepreneurship post-Brexit?

Georgie Frost
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Consuming Issues

What is the future of young entrepreneurship post-Brexit?
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.

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Sarah Pennells (1)

Women and Money: Women in Financial Services Charter

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Women & Money

Women and Money: Women in Financial Services Charter
Sarah investigates why the financial sector has few women in top positions and looks into the companies that have signed up for the women in Financial Services Charter. To go through this issue, Sarah is joined by Jane Platt from NS&I, Melanie Seymour from Women in Banking and Finance and employment lawyer, Gillian Howard.
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Jane Platt, Melanie Seymour, Gillian Howard


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Georgie Frost

Is it May Day for the pound? Ed Bowsher on the News Review

Georgie Frost
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Consuming Issues

Is it May Day for the pound? Ed Bowsher on the News Review
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. And today, the pound is rallying behind the news that Theresa May will be the next PM, as David Cameron heads to his last PMQs. And on the subject of the pound, travelers exchanging currency at the UK's regional airports are apparently getting less for their pounds than those using London terminals. And bad news for London, as Cambridge is named best place in the UK to work. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
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Ed Bowsher


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Marc Shoffman

Questions of Faith: religion and charity

Marc Shoffman
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Questions Of Faith

Questions of Faith: religion and charity
The Muslim community has come to the end of its holy month of Ramadan. As well as a month of fasting the festival also has a big focus on charitable giving, known as Zakat. But Islam isn't the only faith that puts charity at the centre of its beliefs. Research commissioned by the BBC in 2014 found that people who have a religious belief are more likely to give to charity than non-believers. Sikhs and Jews emerged as the most likely to share their wealth with a good cause, just ahead of Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The study, carried out for the BBC's network of local radio stations found that levels of generosity across the British public are strikingly high, but highest among those with a religious faith. As many as seven in 10 people in England said they had given money to a charity in the past month. But while just over two thirds of those who professed no religious faith claimed to have done so, among believers the figure rose to almost eight out of 10. Among those polled, all of the Sikhs and 82 per cent of practising Jews had given money in the past month. Among practising Christians the figure was 78 per cent. So what is it about religion that makes people so charitable? Well as one example, in the Jewish faith there is a rule that people should give 10 per cent to charity, known as Tzedakah. Marc Shoffman spoke to Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum of the Hadley Wood Jewish community to find out more.
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Marc Shoffman


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Linda Lewis (1)

Company Casebook: eSolidar

Linda Lewis (1)
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Company Casebook

Company Casebook: eSolidar
eSolidar is an online, global market place that allows charities to raise funds and awareness through sales and auctions. Described as one of the most outstanding digital initiatives for social good, the company has been growing rapidly and is now looking to the UK for expansion. Linda Lewis went along to their UK headquarters in London to find out how they work. First Broadcast: 10/07/16

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