Virtual Choir makes desperate plea to Chancellor for parity on support schemes to help rebuild the economy

A powerful 4 minute video of over 100 people singing a parody of, ‘One Day More’ (from Les Miserables) has been released this week by members of ExcludedUK’s Facebook community group.

The arrangement is the work of Kate Cameron and Melody Schroeder, both members of the ExcludedUK community, a non-profit organisation set up to represent the estimated 3 million people who have been excluded from any meaningful financial support from the government throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Kate, who is a music and singing teacher based in Glasgow, and Melody, an actress and scriptwriter from London, have never met in person, but have been working closely over the summer, putting together the choir, which consists of over 100 other members of the ExcludedUK community, with ages ranging from 18 to 70, some who have never sung publicly before.

Kate worked on the musical arrangement and Melody re-wrote the lyrics to ‘One Day More’, from the hit stage musical, Les Miserables, focusing on the themes of power, dreams and the fighting spirit of the people. The video was brought to life with the help of other ExcludedUK members, David Lawrence (Musical Director), Steve Woods (Video Editor), Tom Smith and Ross Cameron (Sound Engineers),

The arts have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, with many performers – singers, musicians, dancers, actors, as well as curators, producers and technicians struggling financially after seeing their work literally dry up overnight.

Kate said, “The ExcludedUK community has been a saviour to me and putting this song and video together has given me a focus and a reason to get up in the morning. It’s been an amazing experience.”

Melody agrees with Kate, “I was really struggling with my mental health too, and I am so grateful that I met Kate through the Facebook group and I’m so inspired by all the amazing people in the ExcludedUK choir and proud of what we have created.”

It is hoped that this video and message in the song will further highlight the plight of the 3 million UK taxpayers who have been excluded from government support during the coronavirus crisis.

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Notes to Editors:
ExcludedUK is a volunteer-run grassroots non-profit organisation committed to working towards bringing an end to the exclusions in the Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures affecting 3 million individuals and businesses excluded through no fault of their own.

About ExcludedUK:

ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.

As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded. Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.

an inclusive alliance for the excluded:
creating a collective platform for those excluded from UK government Covid-19 support

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The SaaSy People launches new My SaaSy Portal

The SaaSy People provide UK based fully-managed, multi-channel outsourced support tailored for growing businesses, in a simple monthly format.

Birmingham, UK / August 3, 2020 – The SaaSy People today announces the launch of their My SaaSy Portal, a dedicated portal allowing their customers to view service analytics as well as managing various aspects of their account.

The newly launched portal further differentiates The SaaSy People from their competitors by allowing their customers to make changes to the way their outsourced operations are conducted via a single online interface. A video walkthrough of the new portal has also been released.

By using The SaaSy People, companies can concentrate on growing their business whilst The SaaSy People delight their existing customer base via their UK based teams of customer support agents.

“The launch of our My SaaSy Portal shows our ongoing commitment to making outsourcing simple, easy and cost-effective. Our customers can now easily see how many hours they’ve utilised and look at how many tickets we’ve handled for them. The portal also allows our customers to change the way we handle their phone calls in just a couple of clicks.” said Reece Couchman, Founder and Director.

The My SaaSy Portal further bolsters The SaaSy People’s claim that by partnering with them companies can they stay ahead of their competition by providing world-class customer experiences.

“We want our customers to be in complete control of their outsourcing partnership with us so that their end-users remember interactions with our customer’s businesses for all the right reasons and recommend their product/service by word of mouth; which is not only the mostm organic form of advertising but also the most cost-effective and powerful,” said Couchman.

The SaaSy People provide UK based fully-managed, multi-channel outsourced support tailored for growing businesses, in a simple monthly format. We also offer outsourced managed services, onboarding, virtual receptionist and live chat concierge.

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Huge constantly updated people complaints database

Unscrupulous scammers steal personal data and money. offers easy API access to their constantly updated database of more than 7 Million, people reported blacklisted phone numbers.

Sheridan, WY, USA, June 2, 2020 – Despite the hard times caused by the current pandemic follows firmly behind their mission to protect phones from harassing spam phone calls. They are continuing to improve the first global anti-scam system. Currently their database of people reported harassing numbers has more than 7 Million blacklisted phone numbers and growing. About 20,000 newly reported numbers are being added daily. Their approach is different. They collect signals directly from the pain point. People report scam calls instantly from their phones or computers. Thus, everybody protects everyone.

“We provide access to our global database of crowd reported curated blacklisted phone numbers through our easy and fast comprehensive API with low latency –  Every user submitted report is reviewed by our human admin for typos, grammar and coarse language. Thus, the posted materials delivered to the public are grammatically correct, civilized and informative.

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At Reverd, we value quality, therefore we cross verify every submitted phone number both automatically and manually by human admin using multiple information sources. We ensure both the phone number format and geographical location are correct when applicable.” – says CEO Mark McCoy.

“In contrast to other applications, like Nomorobo, we do not use scoring to determine if a number should be blacklisted. Reverd receives a signal directly from the victim of a harassing call. This not only eliminates guesswork but also provides invaluable clues. Description of the reported scam in some instances may contain clues of a possible crime, like the following example: “+1 (876) 326-4332 Possible sex trafficking.” – – that may help investigators, prosecutors and authorities.” – says company CEO Mark McCoy.

“The Reverd global database of Daily reported new harassing phone numbers is also available on DAWEX data marketplace – (DAWEX require registration).

We can work on customized data solutions to suit a client’s needs. We believe that everyone deserves clean, friendly, scam-free communication, therefore we share our database with providers and business partners. Give it a try. Let us know if you have any specific requirements.” – says CEO Mark McCoy.

Reverd automatic scam stopper receives scam reports from countries worldwide including U.S.A., the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, El Salvador, Ghana etc. The Reverd comprehensive API allows data to be filtered, by country, region or area code.

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The current high volume of unsolicited calls during these difficult pandemic times is not acceptable. Some are targeting vulnerable groups of society, like the following complaint for example: “+1 (715) 227-6089 – We get calls from this number at all hour day and night. Some very early. I have a 95-year-old mother in a nursing home and she is not well. When I get these calls at odd early or late times, I jump up to get the phone thinking the nursing home is calling me! When I have answered I repeatedly tell them to take me off of their list but they still keep calling!” – reported by Stevenson –   This must stop. Tap into the constantly updated data with the fast and easy to use Reverd API. Response time can be tested here Give people the peace of mind they want.

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Members of the press and others who have additional questions about the contents of this press release are encouraged to contact Mr. McCoy as provided below.


Company – Reverd LLC

Contact Person – Mark McCoy

Phone – (307) 460-7710

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Sheridan, WY 82801

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HealthUnlocked launches online peer support for self-isolated people

London, United Kingdom
– In the midst of the recent updates on COVID-19, HealthUnlocked has created a new online health community to provide peer support to people who will be self-isolating in the next few months. HealthUnlocked, the world’s largest social network for health, currently brings together 1.2   million people, across 300+ health conditions within 600 online communities. The Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation community will be a space for people to connect with others and find companionship during these times of uncertainty across the globe – especially for more vulnerable senior members of society who require shielding from COVID-19.

It is important that people who are in self-isolation focus on their mental and physical health,   while we focus on fighting this global pandemic together. The community will allow individuals to share their tips, advice, and experiences on how to keep healthy. By helping people tackle social isolation, we also aim to relieve the healthcare system. Our aim is that this online support will complement the condition-specific advice members get from their other communities on HealthUnlocked, as well as their physicians. The community is not there to provide updated medical advice, but to ensure the shielded get the support they need while in isolation, and to protect them from the consequences that may arise from being detached from society. The community already has over 1,000 new members – many of whom are over 65 years old. One member wrote, “If anyone needs advice about how you can cope with being at home a   lot or alone I might be able to advise about strategies etc”

HealthUnlocked are also working closely with a network of 500+ Patient Advocacy Groups to provide support to members in condition-specific communities. A significant part of that support is referring people to validated sources like the NHS and the World Health   Organisation. Jorge Armanet, CEO and Founder at HealthUnlocked said: “At HealthUnlocked we are not only in a unique position to help the healthcare system in these challenging times, but it is also our duty and great privilege to do so. Our focus will remain on what we know best,   helping people to tackle social isolation so we can relieve the healthcare system support   burden.”

   About HealthUnlocked  

● HealthUnlocked is the world’s largest online support network with 1.2 million members across the globe and growing.

● The social network allows users to join moderated online health communities where people with the same health conditions can share experiences and access trusted health information, curated by patient advocacy groups.

● HealthUnlocked provides 600 online health and wellbeing communities, across more than 250 different health conditions.

● HealthUnlocked can be accessed both on the web and as an iOS mobile application.

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Marketing at HealthUnlocked

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Revealed: The best country for older people to live in

This study combined multiple factors across 105 countries around the world, comprising of:
• The country’s average life expectancy
• The country’s Health Care Index score
• The country’s safety
• The country’s happiness
• The country’s cost of living
• The country’s property prices
• The country’s pension start age
to determine the best country for older people to live in.

Finland was determined as the best country in the world for older people to live in, thanks to consistently high scores across almost all categories, including topping the list for the happiest country in the world.

Four of the five top-ranking countries also happen to be European, with Denmark in second, the Netherlands in third, Austria in fourth and Australia in fifth.

As for the UK, the country finished down in 17th place but outperformed one of the top 2 countries in regard to life expectancy. However, it was let down by a high cost of living and a mediocre performance in other categories including safety and property prices.

Many might be surprised to learn that the United States of America finished down in 28th place, with its cost of living and safety playing a factor in its less than stellar ranking. At the bottom of the list came Ukraine, Kenya and Iraq respectively.

View the analysis and rankings in full here:

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48% of people report better interactions with healthcare professionals since joining HealthUnlocked

London, United Kingdom, Dec 2019 – People living with one or more chronic conditions are looking for alternative ways, other than traditional care, to help support their health.

The large number of people living with a long term condition is increasing year on year – 25 million₁ in the UK and 133 million₂ in the USA. Presently, this growing population are visiting primary care for support with managing their condition, as a result of them struggling to navigate or access social care.

Our annual user survey examines the behaviour of patients who have participated in an online health community with the goal of improving their quality of life while living with a chronic health condition. This year we surveyed nearly 7,000 people where 84% are over 50 years old and 89% of the population have at least one ongoing health condition.

Our findings from this survey suggest that an increasing number of people are looking for information elsewhere, and expect to be signposted to this information by their primary care physicians. 81% of people reported that they would like to receive recommendations for local services and resources that could help them manage their health.

Survey respondents also noted that they would like to be pointed to digital resources as social care support: 71% of people were interested in learning about online educational programs that provided guidance and information around specific conditions. 71% of people were also interested in taking part in surveys for insights into specific health conditions, rare conditions and connected conditions.

It’s important to acknowledge the power of patient insight and peer support via an online health community in contributing to improved social care. 50% of users report that they had not met someone with the same health condition as them prior to joining HealthUnlocked. 82% of people feel more confident in managing their health after joining HealthUnlocked.

We noticed that there was a 41% increase in people staying away from the doctor₃ after joining an online support community on HealthUnlocked. Furthermore, 48% of people reported that they have improved interactions with healthcare professionals since joining HealthUnlocked.

Jorge Armanet, CEO and Co-Founder of HealthUnlocked said: “In a world where healthcare is becoming increasingly more patient-centric and value-based, this survey provides first-hand confirmation that a self-care ecosystem like HealthUnlocked can’t be ignored by any healthcare system looking to become more personalised, preventative and affordable.”

Report highlights:
89% of the population surveyed have at least 1 ongoing health condition
82% of people feel more confident in managing their health
32% visit HealthUnlocked before visiting their doctor
41% increase in people staying away from the doctor because of the use of HealthUnlocked
86% of people found that HealthUnlocked us a safe place to share their experiences
81% expect to stay on HealthUnlocked for a long time
48% have improved interactions with healthcare professionals since joining HealthUnlocked
Over 50% of people had never met someone else with the same health condition as themselves before coming to HealthUnlocked.

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People Insight Study Reveals the Key to Employee Retention

London, UK] [December 2019]— Employee survey and HR consultancy providers, People Insight, have carried out extensive research to answer the pressing question — what is the key to employee retention? Why do some employees stick with organisations while others jump ship?

Armed with data from their extensive employee survey database, People Insight carried out a statistical analysis and found that as well as career development and interesting work, the number one reason employees stay at companies relates to company purpose.

The research was prompted by the fact that employee retention is a pressing concern for most businesses, especially in light of record low unemployment rates and the war for talent raging.

Our employee research has long demonstrated the importance of a role that’s interesting and challenging, with opportunities for career development as critical to employee engagement. However, by looking at intention to stay as a statistical endpoint, we’ve found that company purpose nudges ahead as a key driver. This provides critical evidence for our colleagues as we drive for our organisations to become more purpose-led .”
— Carolyn Nevitte, Director, People Insight

People Insight have released a free online resource detailing the results of this study. The report also includes insights and quotes from a number of CEOs, MDs and business founders, along with a YouGov survey that explores how engaged and motivated today’s workforce are with their company purpose.

What Does the Employee Retention Report Explore?

The report explores the following:

● Why employees are so motivated by company purpose
● Strong examples of company purpose
● Case studies of how modern organisations are trying to retain employees
● A YouGov survey exploring how meaningful modern employees believe their company’s purpose to be (including generational and gender divides)
● How companies can get employees excited about company purpose

Read More about the Report’s Findings

To read the report in its entirety, please download a free copy at the People Insight website below:

Study reveals the secret to staff retention

About People Insight

At People Insight, our purpose is to make the world a more engaging place to work, one organisation at a time. Organisation leaders trust us to design and deliver tailored programmes that improve the experience, performance and retention of tens of thousands of employees across the public, private and not for profit sectors. The success of our programmes is powered by expert organisational psychologists, supportive project managers and sophisticated survey technology.


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Market People Awards 2019 – The London Insurance Market celebrates excellence with a sparkle!

Over 160 professionals gathered together on 12th November 2019 at the prestigious Banking Hall in the heart of the City of London for the annual Market People Awards, run and hosted by the LondonMarket’s popular “free to access” thought-leadership and networking hub, London Market Forums (LMForums), in association with their publication, Market People Magazine. The Awards, now in their fourth year, have become a favourite with the London Insurance Market and this year saw the biggest ever attendance.

Roger Oldham, Founder of LMForums and host of the action packed evening commented “I am delighted that the Market People Awards have become a London Market annual highlight for so many professionals, executives and suppliers. We are immensely proud to have created an awards ceremony, complete with a stunning entertainment show, that allows practitioners of all levels and disciplines to be recognised by their peers in such a fair way, nominated by market professionals and judged by them too. We hope that the Market People Awards will grow, year on year! We are already planning for the 2020 event.

The Headline Sponsor for the Awards this year was Charles Taylor InsureTech who’ve been long term supporters of LMForums. 2019 saw more nominations received than ever before. The judges selected 15 incredible winners from the underwriting, broking and supplier community, who all looked proud as they collected their stunning trophies on the stage at the “ show-time” themed celebration. The evening also raised £3255 from a Grand Prize Draw in aid of the incredible Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. The Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness. Thanks to the kind generosity of the London Market audience.

Winners this year included…………

• Claims Professional/Team of the Year – Scott Keller of Liberty Specialty Markets
• Broking Professional/Team of the Year – Qasim Akbar of Capsicum Re
• Underwriting Professional/Team of the Year – Alex Hardy of Beazley
• Market Inclusion & Diversity Champion – Theresa Farrenson of Aon
• Young Person of the Year – Hanan Guthmy of Brit Insurance
• Outstanding Contribution to Technology & Innovation – Stephen Holdstock of Lloyd’s LMTOM
• Outstanding Contribution To Human Resources & L&D – James Shepherd of Tokio Marine Kiln
• Outstanding Contribution to Industry Transformation – Allen Bruce of Lloyd’s
• Outstanding Contribution to Operations & Change – Brad O’Connor of Beazley
• Outstanding Contribution to Legal & Compliance – James Linsao of QIC Global
• Lifetime Achievement Award – Neil Lightbown of Allied World
• Advisory Services Supplier of the Year – CyberCube
• Technology Supplier of the Year Award – Morning Data
• HR & L&D Supplier of the Year Award – Sheridan Resolutions
• Legal Services Supplier of the Year Award – Clyde & Co

Allen Bruce, Head of Change Management at Lloyd’s of London said “I’m absolutely delighted and proud to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Industry Transformation at this year’s LMForums Market People Awards – especially as it’s voted for by the Market. I really am touched and appreciate this recognition from my industry peers. I’d like to thank my change team and everyone in the Market who is doing everything they can to support the changes that are making a difference to the value and service that we provide for our customers every day”.

With special thanks to our sponsors Charles Taylor InsureTech, Net Diligence, Allied World, Liberty Specialty Markets, Aon, Brit Insurance, Sheridan Resolutions, Morning Data Ltd, Scarlet Fraser Associates, Amica Interactive, Netcall, Consilio LLC, Perfect City Events, QIC Global & Market People Magazine.

London Market Forums (LMForums), which is headquartered in the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, is the networking and thought leadership group for professionals from the Lloyd’s and wider London Insurance Market
Contact: – Membership and sponsorship enquiries Telephone: +44 (0)203 551 9188

Market People Magazine
Market People Magazine is the publication for insurance professionals working in the London Insurance Market. The magazine is produced quarterly by LMForums and reaches thousands of practitioners and suppliers connected to the famous Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market.

Perfect City Events
The new dedicated global events management firm from the same professionals behind the City events and networking hub, LMForums. Perfect City Events take immense pride in producing events for their clients that are memorable, superbly executed and enjoyed by staff, clients and guests alike. From smallest round table breakfast to luxury banquets and award ceremonies for hundreds of people, PerfectCityEvents will deliver every time.

Rainbow Trust
The Trust supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.

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Warmworks Scotland, managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

For nearly 30 years, Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. To have received the highest level accreditation is a terrific achievement and means that Warmworks has become only the second organisation in Scotland to achieve a Platinum award in its first assessment against the standard.

Commenting on the award, Ross Armstrong, Managing Director of Warmworks said: “I am absolutely delighted that Warmworks has been awarded the Investors in People accreditation, Platinum standard. This was our first assessment against the standard and to receive the highest level accreditation is a testament to how we do business.

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be a part of this amazing organisation, one that has already achieved so much in the four years since it was formed. The next step for us is to use our unique, values-driven culture as our starting point for our future growth and development, ensuring that we maximise this platform to build an equally exciting and inspiring future.”

Bonnie Clarke, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said: “As one of only 42 organisations that hold the prestigious Investors in People Platinum award, Warmworks joins an illustrious group of high performing organisations – huge congratulations to the entire team on their incredible achievement, it is very well deserved indeed. It is terrific to see an organisation where those in positions of leadership role model the behaviours that bring to life their values – professionalism, enthusiasm, innovation, teamwork and care. This is what Investors in People is about – making work better. Keep up the good work!”

Warmworks, based in Edinburgh near Leith, was founded in 2015 and employs around 70 field and office-based employees. It also manages a supply chain of 300+, which cover the length and breadth of Scotland.

Media Contact: Bronagh Finnegan, Public Affairs and Communications Manager

1. Warmworks Scotland is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks
2. It is the Managing Agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland
3. The latest Warmworks Annual Report is available to view or download at:

Warmworks Scotland – IIP Platinum Award – additional information from the final report:
• Warmworks IIP Benchmark was 814 whereas the average benchmark across
the sector in which they operate is 724.

• Warmworks is now one of 42 organisations in Scotland who hold Platinum accreditation and only the second that has achieved Platinum status in their first assessment against the standard.

• Transparency and trust are core to how Warmworks operate, leading and inspiring people to achieve great things on a daily basis.

• The values and behaviours integral to delivering a great service to people who experience fuel poverty is fully engrained in how everyone operates and understands their role.

• Leaders are active role models, leading by example and are trusted by people in the organisation, showing people what a good job looks like and would never ask people to do anything they would not do themselves.

About Investors in People (IIP)
4. Remarkable exclusively delivers the Investors in People accreditation within Scotland

5. Investors in People supports and challenges organisations to navigate and interpret the opportunities of doing business in the 21st century in innovative and creative ways. Opportunities such as technology, succession planning, flexible working; and challenges such as ineffectual decision making, absenteeism, employee disengagement

6. Investors in People is not about paperwork nor is it an audit or a rigid assessment. It is about listening to our clients, talking to our clients and becoming a critical friend to our clients to develop action orientated, positive solutions that are unique and fit for purpose

7. Investors in People recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust; and it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people – research tells us that nearly two thirds (57%) of organisations think Investors in People helps their staff be more productive (Source: Investors in People, Community Interest Company, UK)

8. Investors in People delivers objective and independent insights, stretch and inspiration to enable ambitious organisations to innovate and maintain their competitive edge to deliver outstanding client experiences and increase prosperity

9. The 6th generation of Investors in People has ensured it remains relevant for the challenges and the changes facing organisations in the 21st century – over 75% of Investors in People organisations in Scotland say it has had a positive impact, particularly around employee engagement, learning effectiveness and organisation performance (Source: IIP Impact Research, University of Glasgow, 2015)

10. There are 4 levels of award (Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and within each of these, 4 levels of “maturity” (Developed, Established, Advanced and High Performing). Each level is more progressive and challenging than the next and each award is a fantastic recognition in its own right

11. For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation

12. Investors in People has been achieved by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, across over 75 countries

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