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Carers' Rights Day 2023

Image of a carer clasping hands with a loved one

Alex Chisholm and Rebecca Sudworth, Civil Service Permanent Secretary Lead and Deputy Lead for Carers, acknowledge the contribution of all our civil servant carers. Today is Carers’ Rights Day which provides a welcome opportunity to recognise the contribution of our carers. Around a fifth …

Using data to end rough sleeping

Image of a homeless man

At DLUHC, Charlie O’Halloran’s team have built a new data framework to give them fresh insights into the complex nature of rough sleeping   When I joined the Civil Service and Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Directorate in late 2021, I had …

Celebrating East and South East Asian Heritage Month


As September awaits around the corner, civil servant Michelle Chan explores East and South East Asian (ESEA) Heritage Month and its significance within the Civil Service and in wider society September takes on a lot of meaning for many. Autumn …

From Paratrooper to Padre - two very different leaps of faith, one calling

Reservist Julian Hendy-Ibbs at Arnhem

Following a call to ordination in the Church of England, life took an unusual twist when civil servant Julian Hendy-Ibbs signed up to become a part-time paratrooper I’m Lance Corporal Julian Hendy-Ibbs, I serve with Signals Platoon, HQ Company, 4PARA …

Young Carers Action Day - 15 March 2023

Caring image of entwined hands.

Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Civil Service Carers’ Lead, talks about the experiences of Civil Service young carers  Today is Young Carers Action Day. This year’s theme is Make Time for Young Carers. Many young carers don’t necessarily think of themselves as carers. …

World Cancer Day: Uniting our voices and taking action

Home Office Working Through Cancer Network won the Diversity and Inclusion award in 2019

To mark World Cancer Day, the Civil Service Working Through Cancer Network is encouraging staff to raise awareness about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and the significant value of workplace support groups.  This year’s theme for World Cancer Day …

Around the world in 28 days for Active Wellbeing 

Two female joggers

New Year, but could it be a whole new you? Matt Bazeley says it’s time to kickstart Active Wellbeing Month to get moving and recapture your mojo! Active Wellbeing is back for its fifth year, helping civil servants make positive …

National Crime Agency help tackle child abuse

NCA top Civil Service Awards Productive Partnerships category

NCA top Civil Service Awards Productive Partnerships category in for their valuable tooling to help identify, locate and protect vulnerable victims of sexual abuse. National Crime Agency (NCA) officers’ close collaboration with BAE Systems is protecting children around the world …