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Budget: Hammond 'desperately short-sighted' in not addressing social care problems

22 November 2017 England

Budget: Hammond 'desperately short-sighted' in not addressing social care problems

Failure to address problems in social care in the Budget could lead to more elderly people going without the care they need, a leading charity has warned. Age UK criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond for being "desperately short-sighted" by not addressing prob...

Care workers suspended amid police probe at facility for vulnerable adults

21 November 2017 Northern Ireland

Care workers suspended amid police probe at facility for vulnerable adults

Four staff members at a residential facility for vulnerable adults have been excluded from work amid a police investigation into concerns about their conduct. Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Antrim provides care for adults with an intellectual disability and thos...

Rural residents face 'chronically unfair’ postcode lottery on funding for services

20 November 2017 England

Rural residents face 'chronically unfair’ postcode lottery on funding for services

Millions of rural residents receive almost 50% less funding for their public services compared to their neighbours in England’s largest cities, leading to calls for an end to the postcode lottery of government funding and for a ‘new deal’ for county areas. Co...

Government accused of dragging its feet over delay in social care reform plans

16 November 2017 England

Government accused of dragging its feet over delay in social care reform plans

The Government has been accused of "dragging its feet" after it delayed publishing proposals to reform adult social care until next summer. First Secretary of State Damian Green said ministers wanted to "take the time needed to debate these complex issues". ...

Study warns of 100 excess deaths a day if NHS funding is not increased

16 November 2017 England

Study warns of 100 excess deaths a day if NHS funding is not increased

The squeeze on public spending and the drop in nurse numbers since 2010 has contributed to 120,000 unnecessary deaths in England, according to new research. There could be as many as 100 excess deaths a day from now on if the NHS does not get an urgent cash i...

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Budget: Millions of public sector workers 'let down' over pay cap, say Unions

Budget: Millions of public sector workers 'let down' over pay cap, say Unions

22 November 2017 England

Unions have attacked the Chancellor for "letting down" millions of public sector workers over the controversial cap on their pay. Philip Hammond raised the prospect of increases for NHS staff, but only if productivity is improved. Un...

Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services

Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services

22 November 2017 Scotland

The SNP has called for Philip Hammond to refund police and fire services in Scotland £140 million in VAT. Ian Blackford said it was an absolute disgrace that VAT was charged in the first place, "and the sole blame for that lies with t...

Budget: Corbyn reacts furiously after being heckled while speaking about elderly care

Budget: Corbyn reacts furiously after being heckled while speaking about elderly care

22 November 2017 England

Jeremy Corbyn reacted furiously after he was heckled while speaking about elderly care during his Budget response. Labour MPs claimed on Twitter that an "ageist" and "inappropriate" joke was aimed at Mr Corbyn by a Tory MP. It came a...

Budget: Government signals changes to Universal Credit scheme after criticism

Budget: Government signals changes to Universal Credit scheme after criticism

22 November 2017 England

Changes to the Government's flagship welfare scheme are to be made after strong criticism that low income families were suffering. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the wait for the initial payment for Universal Credit claimant...

Budget: 'Under pressure' NHS handed additional £350 million to cope with coming winter

Budget: 'Under pressure' NHS handed additional £350 million to cope with coming winter

22 November 2017 England

The "under pressure" NHS in England has been given an additional £350 million to cope with pressures over the coming winter. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to plough money into the service as it enters the difficult winter ...

Call for rulings over adoption of tragic Elsie Scully-Hicks to be made public

Call for rulings over adoption of tragic Elsie Scully-Hicks to be made public

22 November 2017 Wales

The family court judge who ruled that Elsie Scully-Hicks could be adopted by a fitness instructor who murdered her should publish the reasoning behind the decision, a campaigner says. Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming says the j...

Aberdeen care home told to make urgent improvements

Aberdeen care home told to make urgent improvements

22 November 2017 Scotland

A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Grandholm Care Home in Aberdee...

G4S staff sacked after abuse of detainees at immigration centre shown in footage

G4S staff sacked after abuse of detainees at immigration centre shown in footage

22 November 2017 England

Six members of G4S staff have been sacked following undercover footage showing abuse of detainees at the Brook House immigration centre, it has been revealed. The dismissals were confirmed as it was revealed that an independent inquir...

Seven summonsed over detention centre 'abuse' with others under investigation

Seven summonsed over detention centre 'abuse' with others under investigation

22 November 2017 England

The detective leading one of the country's biggest inquiries into historical sexual and physical abuse was "very confident" more former staff members of a detention centre will be prosecuted for allegedly preying on teenage inmates. S...

Ex-mental health nurse who strangled and butchered dog is psychopathic, says doctor

Ex-mental health nurse who strangled and butchered dog is psychopathic, says doctor

22 November 2017 Northern Ireland

A former mental health nurse who strangled and butchered a dog and fed it to a pet is psychopathic, a doctor said. Dominic O'Connor, 28, faces up to five years in prison after he used a lead to kill the animal in Northern Ireland in D...

Greater Manchester's homeless to be helped with 270 homes for rough sleepers

Greater Manchester's homeless to be helped with 270 homes for rough sleepers

22 November 2017 England

A new scheme to address homelessness in Greater Manchester will see 270 homes made available to rough sleepers, it has been announced. The £1.8 million project, announced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), will work ...

Staff at youth prison in hospital after attacks as violence levels surge

Staff at youth prison in hospital after attacks as violence levels surge

22 November 2017 England

Staff at an "unsafe" youth jail have been left in hospital following attacks after surging levels of violence swept through the privately run facility, an inspection report reveals. Young inmates at Oakhill secure training centre were...

Scottish Care announce appointment of Alan Baird as new Honorary President

Scottish Care announce appointment of Alan Baird as new Honorary President

21 November 2017 Scotland

Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services, has announced Professor Alan Baird has been appointed as their new Honorary President. Alan will take over the role from Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherlan...

Dementia study finds damage spreads through brain by 'jumping' between cells

Dementia study finds damage spreads through brain by 'jumping' between cells

21 November 2017 Scotland

A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by "jumping" between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key chemicals disrupting brain cells in a common type of the condition. Tissue from people ...

Nicola Sturgeon urges constituents to report child sexual exploitation concerns

Nicola Sturgeon urges constituents to report child sexual exploitation concerns

21 November 2017 Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has urged residents in her constituency to report concerns about child sexual exploitation to the police. Officers are investigating claims of abuse in the Govanhill area of Glasgow. It follows a report in the The Tim...

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Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss

26 October 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss

Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice an...

Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools

10 October 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools

I•ROC wellbeing, a subsidiary company of Scottish mental health charity Penumbra, has launched a powerful set of digital mental heal...

Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers

21 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers

A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedb...

Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course

14 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course

The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing pr...

Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'

14 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert h...

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

30 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Her...

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

08 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensu...

Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

21 July 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the su...

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Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex

21 November 2017 Engage

Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex

In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been mor...

Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’

15 November 2017 Engage

Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) CEO, Dr. Ruth Allen, has warned the Government that we are facing “generational trauma” for children who are stuck in poverty and increasingly at risk of neglect, following the unveiling of data showing a r...

Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research

14 November 2017 Engage

Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research

The development of this initiative began with an email received by the Learning and Development team within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP): Dear L&D team, please could you purchase the attached article for me, as this seems re...

With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK

01 November 2017 Engage

With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK

A newly-appointed professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in an ambitious research project investigating inequalities in child welfare provision throughout the UK. It has now begun a line of enquiry into the possibility that Nort...

Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood

27 October 2017 Engage

Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood

Child sex abuse is shocking enough but when the perpetrator is a woman it is harder for society to accept because it seems to challenge the nurturing sense of motherhood. The crimes of nursery worker Vanessa George (pictured) and co-defendants Tracy Dawb...

Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes

25 October 2017 Engage

Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes

Healthcare Workers who provide excellent patient care across the UK have been announced as finalists and regional winners for the Skills for Health’s Our Health Heroes Awards 2017, sponsored by Health Education England. The Our Health Heroes Awards, esta...

Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK

02 October 2017 Engage

Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK

We all need extra help and assistance sometimes, whether we have an illness or are just getting older. The UK population is living longer than ever before. According to the Office of National Statistics, life expectancy has generally increased steadily ov...

Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire

11 September 2017 Engage

Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire

The healthcare industry is continuously under fire in the news recently, with extreme staff shortages and poor working conditions hitting the headlines. This is becoming a large problem, especially bearing in mind that the UK’s ageing population is in con...

Engage: Expo explores a new era of care

04 September 2017 Engage

Engage: Expo explores a new era of care

This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working mo...

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

04 September 2017 Engage

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer?   Social Care Wales is currently consulting on ou...

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

03 August 2017 Engage

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place?  The quick answer is that successive ...

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

Breaking a bone can make everyday activities particularly tricky. Especially when it’s your dominant arm and you live alone. Just ask Mrs Bennet who badly broke her right arm last year. But thanks to a close group of good friends and a little help from...

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New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

16 November 2017

New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

A new learning and development framework for occupational therapists working in Welsh social care has been announced today. 'Occupational Therapists in Social Care – A Learning and Development Framework' is being launched at an event thi...

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

16 November 2017

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

Edge Hill University has received funding from the National Institute for Health Research to review the provision of respite care for young adults with life limiting conditions or complex needs. The research team, led by Sally Spencer, Pro...

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

16 November 2017

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first ...

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

16 November 2017

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

Public sector organisations are being driven to produce greater efficiencies and cost savings, and the NHS in particular is facing the requirement to do more with less, and deliver better and more effective care while at the same time reduc...

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

16 November 2017

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The Department for Education has named the University’s Children’s Social Care R...

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

16 November 2017

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). ...

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

02 November 2017

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

The public's perception of autism will be one of the major themes explored next week as the Festival of Social Science returns to Sheffield. The free festival, which is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, is a week-long ser...

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

02 November 2017

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

Middlesex University has this week launched the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, a national project funded by the Department for Education in order to build excellence in social work teaching and practice. It aims to improv...

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

17 October 2017

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed. The current UK unemployment rate is 4.4% but just 14% of autistic adults have a full-time job. Rese...

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

05 October 2017

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have made key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, a...

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

04 October 2017

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

The subject of children facing death or a bereavement in their family will be discussed at the University of Chichester next month. A conference, on Friday 20 October, will explore how young people cope with terminal illness based on...

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

02 October 2017

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

Researchers from City, University of London have launched The Drug Recovery Game, a new board game designed to help frontline health, social and community care staff understand the realities of drug recovery. Staff working with people who ...

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

25 September 2017

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect offenders and victims will be explored at an event organised by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September. The free public ...

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

25 September 2017

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

Research by the University of Brighton has shown than publicity campaigns can help combat alcohol-fueled sexual contact. Dr Matthew Wood, from the University’s Brighton Business School, teamed up with Professor Paurav Shu...

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

24 September 2017

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

Social workers are being urged to contribute their experiences of practising in an age of austerity for a new study. The research by University of Wolverhampton and supported by BASW aims to gain a deeper understanding of how reduced fundi...

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

20 September 2017

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been devel...

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

18 September 2017

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily Falling in elderly people is a common problem, with almost 50% of those over the age o...

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

18 September 2017

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

A university has been awarded a £2 million grant to pursue an "innovative" strand of research into cancer. Professor Karim Labib and his team at the University of Dundee will explore the role one of the most fundamental processes in cell b...

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

11 September 2017

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

An innovative study to improve the diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families is seeking participants to further research in this area. The Angela Project, dedicated to Angela a lady with youn...

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

08 September 2017

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and are less likely to look at people's eyes, a study has found. Researchers used eye-tracking methods to investigate why teenagers with conduct diso...

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

05 September 2017

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found that those who got less than five hours a night found it difficult to function eff...

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

02 September 2017

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis has been chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to receive the 765th Points of Light award for her campaigning to get autistic children involved in sports and recreation activities. Theresa May said: "Through your campa...

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

23 August 2017

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug. Health leaders are encouraging soon-to-be university students to get the vaccin...

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

01 August 2017

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large populatio...

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

21 July 2017

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and i...

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

18 July 2017

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scal...

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

18 July 2017

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership betwe...

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

29 June 2017

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third se...

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

28 June 2017

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference ...

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

28 June 2017

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will...

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

23 June 2017

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

An innovative and exciting new collaboration was celebrated this week with the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Fo...

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

23 June 2017

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients ...

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

23 June 2017

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoner...

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

23 June 2017

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

Sheffield Robotics and CATCH (Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare), both part of the University of Sheffield, will open their labs so members of the public can see the latest developments and hear from world-renowned ac...

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

20 June 2017

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. The funding will be used for a national collaboration led ...

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

20 June 2017

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

A scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers will run for a second year following a successful pilot, the University of Bristol has announced. Introduced last year, the Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme offers support towards the co...

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Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why

21 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why

Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been publishe...

Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce

21 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce

Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile ...

Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE)

16 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE)

This report provides an overview of the evaluation of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme in England 2014 to 2016. The Children’s S...

Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges

16 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges

Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more ...

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Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

01 November 2017 New To Care

Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

There is no better option than a career in Live-In Care if you have a natural passion for helping others. As a Live-In Carer, you can experience an unmatch...

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

05 October 2017 New To Care

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

A single mother from Treherbert in the Rhondda Fawr valley has won an award for her dedication to her Nursing studies at the University of South Wale...

Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

21 September 2017 New To Care

Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who who fled Afghanistan alone at the age of 16 has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at...

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

27 July 2017 New To Care

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying an...

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Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting

17 November 2017 Career Advice

Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting

One in three graduates left their job within a year of starting, mainly complaining the role did not match what they were offered, a new study shows. ...

Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off'

16 November 2017 Career Advice

Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off'

Older people are being caught in an unemployment trap, more likely to be out of work and struggling to find another job if they are laid off or leave,...

Quarter-life crisis hitting most young professionals due to career concerns

15 November 2017 Career Advice

Quarter-life crisis hitting most young professionals due to career concerns

Most young professional workers are facing a "quarter-life crisis" because of concerns over their career and whether they will be able to afford to bu...

How to build a strong mind & learn to look after yourself

07 November 2017 Career Advice

How to build a strong mind & learn to look after yourself

If you spend your working life taking care of others - human behaviour expert Phillip Adcock (pictured) says its all too easy to forget to look after ...