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SSE Cornwall Fellow guest on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour this morning!!

SSE Cornwall Fellow guest on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour this morning!!

SSE Cornwall Fellow Isabella Quigley Moriarty is a guest on Woman’s Hour (radio 4) today 19th November 2012 between 10 and 11am talking about her business Menopause Self Care.

Menopause Self Care founder Isabella Quigley Moriarty is due
to take part in a BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour discussion today (Monday November 19th) which also includes the new Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller.

Mrs Quigley Moriarty was contacted by the show and asked to speak about the groundbreaking Menopause Self Care (MSC), which is a social enterprise offering women the initial skills and motivation they need to support their return to employment and stay in employment. It also offers a blend of new learning, self care skills, self empowerment tools and health and lifestyle based reflection time giving women the information and confidence they need to speak with their GP and be themselves in the home and their workplace.

Mrs Quigley Moriarty said, “The silence around menopause and aging creates a major barrier for work for women. How women navigate this time impacts the rest of their working lives.  When properly supported women can catch up with themselves and come into a new strength, coalescing their skills and lifelong learning.

In her first keynote speech on November 14th, Mrs Miller set out her plans to remove barriers to the workplace and said that women are at the heart of the country’s economic growth strategy. She made it clear the debate should not just focus on boardrooms, but also on everyday families and balancing careers with family life.

“Britain today is in a global economic race, and there’s so much more we need to do to make ourselves more competitive,” Mrs Miller said. “It makes no sense to stifle the achievement and aspiration of 50 per cent of our society.”

MSC is supported by ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence via Cornwall Works 50+, Jobcentre Plus and Cornwall School
for Social Entrepreneurs.  It is also funded by the Community Grants Foundation, Cornwall Development Company and UnLtd.

Mark Yeoman, Head of ESF Convergence Communication, said, “The
national exposure for Menopause Self Care follows immediately after this week’s presentation of a national ESF award for Cornwall Works 50+ and Cornwall Works 50+ Cares. MSC is one of the varied strands of support offered by these projects which have contributed to their success in piloting new ways of supporting people into work. An eclectic view of health and the way it interacts with the world of work is a vital part of the added value that ESF Convergence
brings complementing mainstream employment provision.”



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