Sarah Shearman

FEATURE-Post-lockdown working life brings new challenges for disabled workers

Jul 07 2020

LONDON, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Returning to work after lockdown is proving especially challenging for staff at Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company (BBMC), most of whom have disabilities or are military veterans.

Homeless Big Issue vendors to resume magazine's sales as UK lockdown eases

Jun 29 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homeless vendors of Britain's Big Issue are being equipped with face masks, rubber gloves and contactless payment terminals as the magazine prepares to return to the streets following the easing of lockdown measures.

Cash isn't king: vulnerable short-changed by virus

Jun 26 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting groceries in the coronavirus crisis has been tricky for many people, but for Eric Jones - an 89-year-old Briton who lives alone and relies on cash - it has proved particularly perplexing.

British scientists bypass drug giants to sell potential coronavirus vaccine

Jun 08 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A team of British scientists developing a coronavirus vaccine has set up a special company to distribute it if they are successful, rather than partnering with a big pharmaceutical company, to ensure access for the world's poorest.

Black, Asian Londoners more likely to be fined under coronavirus laws

Jun 03 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Black and Asian people are more likely than white people to be fined in London under coronavirus laws, official data showed on Wednesday, as tens of thousands gathered in the British capital to protest against racism.

The lost summer: Scotland's ethical tourism firms fear for survival

May 20 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than 50 years, a manually operated turntable ferry in rural Scotland has transported passengers between the mainland and Isle of Skye, one of the last ferries of its kind in the world.

Ethical funeral providers seek new ways to say goodbye under lockdown

May 12 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As those bereaved by the coronavirus seek to say goodbye to loved ones in lockdown, ethical funeral providers are finding new ways to help them to grieve and connect from a distance.

Global charities team up on coronavirus lifeline for social entrepreneurs

May 04 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of 40 global aid agencies and charities launched an alliance on Monday to help social entrepreneurs weather the coronavirus crisis, saying they provided a vital safety net for some of the world's poorest people.

'Do the right thing': Pandemic puts workers' rights on ethical investor hitlist

May 01 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From paid sick leave to protective gear for staff, the coronavirus crisis has pushed workers' rights up the list of priorities for companies and individuals looking to invest ethically, experts say.

Britain's 'forgotten' front line: enterprises help care homes cut off by coronavirus

Apr 17 2020

LONDON, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From painting to poetry, group art sessions are a highlight for many elderly residents in care homes across southwest Britain, bringing cheer and chat along with tea and cake.

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