Have your or one of your loved ones been diagnosed with dementia? If so, have you found a suitable care option? It can be a confusing and emotionally draining-experience working out what is best for everyone concerned. There are more than 670,000 people living with some form of dementia in England alone, and the chances are that most of us will be touched by the condition at some point in our lives. We hear some of your stories and Jane speaks Hannah Clack from the Alzheimer’s Society and Matthew Trainer from the Care Quality Commission.
Suranne Jones first rose to prominence playing the role of Karen McDonald in Coronation Street. She’s since received critical acclaim for her role as a woman convicted of the murder of two police officers in Unforgiven, and is currently starring as DC Rachel Bailey in the hit ITV crime drama Scott and Bailey, for which she’s received a Royal Television Society Award for Best Performance in a Drama. Suranne joins Jane to discuss her career and her latest role on the West End stage, playing Sandra, in Jonathan Harvey’s classic play Beautiful Thing.
Beautiful Thing runs at the Arts Theatre in London until 25 May, followed by a short UK tour visiting Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton.
Support for Women Returning to Work
What are the issues facing women who want to return to work after a break and what support and advice is available to them ? Jane is joined by Emma Stewart from the Women Like Us which has just launched a new online career advice service for women who find themselves locked out of work, and by Alison, who struggled with returning to work after she had twins.
Hsiao-Hung Pai: Migrant sex workers
There are an estimated 80,000 sex workers in the UK a quarter of whom are migrants and the majority are women. Jane speaks to the investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai who went undercover as a housekeeper in a number of brothels in the UK to unveil the reality of the British sex trade and the plight of migrant women who are trapped and controlled on the margins of society.
Hsiao-Hung Pai is author of Invisible, published by The Westbourne Press.