OAP ‘vis­its’ via Skype

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A CASH-STRAPPED coun­cil are halt­ing face-to-face care vis­its for the el­derly and re­plac­ing them with video chats via tablets.

Es­sex County Coun­cil will give up to 40 OAPs 4G Sam­sung Galaxy tablets to com­mu­ni­cate with their car­ers over Skype as part of a trial scheme.

Dog sick day pay

An Ital­ian wo­man who took time off work as an aca­demic at Rome’s La Sapienza Univer­sity to look af­ter her dog has won a le­gal bat­tle for sick pay.

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