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Social care sector in England reportedly in line for Budget funding boost

24 February 2017 England

Social care sector in England reportedly in line for Budget funding boost

The under-pressure social care sector in England is reportedly in line for a funding boost in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget next month. According to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), additional "stabilisation" money will be overseen by the Care Quality C...

History will judge UK and US for 'appalling lack of leadership' over refugee crisis

22 February 2017 England

History will judge UK and US for 'appalling lack of leadership' over refugee crisis

Britain and the US have been accused of showing an "appalling lack of leadership" over the international refugee crisis. Amnesty International claimed the UK Government has shirked its duty in relation to the emergency, pushing thousands of vulnerable people ...

Social care funding settlement 'hugely disappointing' with more cuts on way, LGA

21 February 2017 England

Social care funding settlement 'hugely disappointing' with more cuts on way, LGA

Social care services will continue to be cut despite extra funding, council chiefs warned after the Government confirmed its local government funding package for next year. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid (pictured) confirmed proposals in the local governme...

Town halls warn 'deep cuts' will continue despite council tax rises

20 February 2017 England

Town halls warn 'deep cuts' will continue despite council tax rises

Town halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned. Local authorities are being pushed "perilously close to the financial edge" and most will have to continue to divert funds i...

New study links tens of thousands of 'excess deaths' to health and social care cuts

17 February 2017 England

New study links tens of thousands of 'excess deaths' to health and social care cuts

There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there was an "unprecedented" rise in mortality in England and Wales and a possible explanation behind ...

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Pressure from parents seeing children misdiagnosed with special needs

Pressure from parents seeing children misdiagnosed with special needs

24 February 2017 England

Children are being misdiagnosed with special educational needs due to pressure from pushy parents, according to a poll. Some mums and dads want an official diagnosis rather than accept that their youngster has a problem in the classro...

DWP 'shifting goalposts' on PIP will hit 160,000 disabled people, say Labour

DWP 'shifting goalposts' on PIP will hit 160,000 disabled people, say Labour

24 February 2017 England

Around 160,000 disabled people will be stripped of benefits entitlements after the Government shifted the goalposts to deal with legal rulings, according to Labour. A tribunal said personal independence payments (PIP) claimants with p...

Dubs refugee scheme closed amid fears it 'attracted children to come to Europe'

Dubs refugee scheme closed amid fears it 'attracted children to come to Europe'

24 February 2017 England

Ministers are closing a resettlement scheme for child refugees because they fear it is acting as a magnet and luring vulnerable youngsters to a "watery grave". The Government has faced a fierce backlash over its decision to close the ...

Prisons and Courts Bill to set out duty for jails to reform offenders

Prisons and Courts Bill to set out duty for jails to reform offenders

23 February 2017 England

Prisons will be expected to reform criminals as well as punish them under a major justice overhaul being unveiled on Thursday. Ministers will present legislation aiming to transform crisis-hit jails and drive down reoffending that cos...

Oversleeping could be early symptom of Alzheimer's, research says

Oversleeping could be early symptom of Alzheimer's, research says

23 February 2017 England

Sleeping for more than nine hours a night could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. Scientists believe an inability to get out of bed may be a symptom rather than a cause of the brain changes that lead to d...

New guidance urges professionals to be aware of 'soft signs' of child abuse

New guidance urges professionals to be aware of 'soft signs' of child abuse

22 February 2017 England

Teachers and police officers should consider whether tantrums and excessive clinginess are possible signs of child abuse, a watchdog has said. New guidance says professionals working outside the NHS should be alert to "soft signs" tha...

Two-thirds of nurses struggle to find time to care properly for the dying

Two-thirds of nurses struggle to find time to care properly for the dying

22 February 2017 England

Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests. Two-thirds of nurses from across the UK felt they were not given sufficient time to care for those nearing the end of their lives, it fo...

Kate to visit first Action for Children projects since becoming patron

Kate to visit first Action for Children projects since becoming patron

22 February 2017 Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales today for her first engagements with Action for Children since becoming the charity's patron. Kate became patron of the charity, which cares for disadvantaged children from across the UK, in D...

Children 'not taken seriously' when reporting violent and sexual crimes

Children 'not taken seriously' when reporting violent and sexual crimes

22 February 2017 England

Children are not being taken seriously when they report violent and sexual crimes, the Government's victims tsar has warned. Criminal justice agencies are at risk of failing youngsters who feel they are being let down by the system th...

NHS accused of 'letting down' women with pregnancy-related mental health issues

NHS accused of 'letting down' women with pregnancy-related mental health issues

22 February 2017 England

Just 7% of women with mental health problems during or after pregnancy are getting specialist help, a new poll suggests. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said the NHS is "letting down" some of the most vuln...

Charity calls for more family conflict mediation services across Scotland

Charity calls for more family conflict mediation services across Scotland

22 February 2017 Scotland

Family conflicts are affecting the mental health of three quarters of parents and almost a third of youngsters, new research has found. Now a charity is calling for more mediation services to be made available across the country, with...

Scots court system time bar must be removed to help abuse victims, MSPs told

Scots court system time bar must be removed to help abuse victims, MSPs told

21 February 2017 Scotland

Scotland's "Victorian" civil court system must be reformed to remove the time limit for victims of childhood abuse to seek damages, MSPs have been told. Holyrood's Justice Committee heard the proposed change in the law would have a " ...

Third senior panel member resigns from Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

Third senior panel member resigns from Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

21 February 2017 Scotland

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has been hit by another resignation, leaving it with just one panel member. Glenn Houston said he has accepted two other public appointments and resigned from the panel to avoid any potential conflict ...

Scottish Government announce appointment of new Chief Social Work Adviser

Scottish Government announce appointment of new Chief Social Work Adviser

20 February 2017 Scotland

The Scottish Government has today confirmed the appointment of Iona Colvin as Scotland’s Chief Social Work Adviser. Ms Colvin is currently Chief Officer at the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and, following an open re...

Difficult for hospitals to balance books 'while social care under pressure'

Difficult for hospitals to balance books 'while social care under pressure'

20 February 2017 England

NHS hospitals will not be able to balance their books until problems in social care are addressed, health experts have warned. The Health Foundation said the gap in social care funding should be addressed in next month's Budget. The ...

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Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

14 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Skills for Health launch social media toolkit for healthcare sector

Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations...

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

10 February 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: University team developing tool to monitor Brexit-related hate crime

Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at ...

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

16 January 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Labour launch NHS incidents website to log experiences of substandard care

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of being out of touch with the NHS crisis and launched a website to counter her claims the hea...

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

02 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. ...

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

01 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning...

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

25 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

A new form which enables stalking victims to report the crime online has been launched. Police Scotland hopes the form will encoura...

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

16 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

A charity has set up an "online breath test" which can help detect lung problems. People who get out of breath doing every day task...

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

02 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, prac...

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Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

21 February 2017 Engage

Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council Tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is endorsing the LGA´s call f...

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

14 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness (SMI) often have poorer physical health than the general population as they are more likely to experience unnecessary health inequalities and are unable to access the physical healthcare they need. To help address these ...

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

10 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has added its name to the growing criticism of the Government’s decision to change the arrangements for the care and resettlement of certain child refugees. The so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme, created by...

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis

The Health Foundation have just launched a new online resource clarifying the current and possible future state of health and social care funding in the UK... The UK currently spends over £140bn a year on public provision of health and over £20bn on soci...

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

09 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?

Any call for drug policy reform in the UK is usually met with a standard response from the Home Office. It goes something like this: “Drug misuse among adults and young people has fallen in the last ten years and we are working to educate young people abo...

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

17 January 2017 Engage

Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism

Prison is not an easy ride – not least for those with autism spectrum disorder. We know from experience that some prisoners are more vulnerable to bullying and victimisation, more likely to be easily led and manipulated, and more vulnerable to sexual a...

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

22 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia

People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and...

Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform

20 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform

There is a desperate need to bring new money into the social care system but existing proposals will not deliver this, says Professor Les Mayhew from the Cass Business School at City, University of London. The government’s proposals to use council tax to...

Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care?

12 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care?

Widespread dismay has greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the parlous state of social care funding. While few expected any fresh announcements about more money for the NHS, the level of unanimity in the calls for social c...

Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war

12 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war

Syrian children now living as refugees in Lebanon are being given psychological care to help them overcome the trauma of war thanks to support from a Scottish charity. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) is helping to fund its partner ag...

Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work

08 December 2016 Engage

Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work

BASW CEO Dr Ruth Allen marks national Hospital Social Work Day 2016... Some of my most formative and rewarding work experiences have been in hospital settings, specifically on mental health wards. And some of the most skilled and inspirational social wo...

Engage: Social care services facing a daily crisis – the government must fund them properly

07 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Social care services facing a daily crisis – the government must fund them properly

Before the recent Autumn Statement, there was plenty of chatter about the government – at long last – putting more money into social care. The system has been starved of funds in recent years, with councils forced to provide significantly more care with v...

Education & Training

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Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

24 February 2017

Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have...

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

21 February 2017

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

The plight of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Samos will be told through first-hand experience in the latest distinguished lecture delivered by the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Chris Jones, former Professor of Soci...

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

20 February 2017

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

Edge Hill University and Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice have launched a module to teach professionals and those delivering frontline services how to provide the best possible state-of-the-art care. Over 25 professionals working in hospita...

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

14 February 2017

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

More than two million children in India could benefit from new research into a new low-cost ways to detect autism risk. A group of researchers, led by Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti at the University of Reading, have been awarded a £585,0...

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

14 February 2017

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secur...

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

14 February 2017

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness preven...

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

14 February 2017

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Me...

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

07 February 2017

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have ref...

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

06 February 2017

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and ...

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

03 February 2017

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care...

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

01 February 2017

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already he...

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

27 January 2017

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

The University of Sussex has appointed a renowned social justice expert to lead the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson, who has been interim Head of School since the beginning of August 2016, has ...

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

27 January 2017

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will brin...

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

25 January 2017

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University.    Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, acad...

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

18 January 2017

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive tre...

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

13 January 2017

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy. In a review of more than 700 patients from the UK, Netherlands and the USA w...

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

13 January 2017

Birmingham reseachers find 'just about managing' families need more help to save

Three-fifths of low and middle income households are currently unable to save money, while for people already saving, the ratio between spending and saving is dramatically falling, researchers say. A new report from CHASM, University of Bi...

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

12 January 2017

Prejudice and bullying against children in care explored in Childhood Studies conference

Many inspirational figures in popular culture – from Harry Potter to Superman – were fostered, adopted or institutionalised as youngsters. Wider recognition of this could help to dispel prejudice against children in care, claimed poet, dram...

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

20 December 2016

MMU history project looks to ease winter loneliness for older people in Stockport

Academics at Manchester Metropolitan University are working in partnership with Age UK Stockport to help combat loneliness for older people during the festive period and winter months. A recent study conducted by Age UK has shown that cert...

Researchers announce potential advance in drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

20 December 2016

Researchers announce potential advance in drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the termin...

University of Gloucestershire gets green light for new nursing degree in 2017

20 December 2016

University of Gloucestershire gets green light for new nursing degree in 2017

The University of Gloucestershire has been given the green light to offer a new nursing degree from September 2017, after the course was approved, subject to conditions, by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This new course aims to tackle ...

Plymouth initiative aims to improve integration of health and social care services

20 December 2016

Plymouth initiative aims to improve integration of health and social care services

From lay input in research to how a clinic runs, from medical revalidation to patient forums, healthcare professionals increasingly need effective patient input if they are to provide a relevant, sustainable and effective service. Conv...

Researchers identify barriers stopping minority groups accessing mental health services

20 December 2016

Researchers identify barriers stopping minority groups accessing mental health services

Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health proble...

Record gap between rich and poor students winning university places

15 December 2016

Record gap between rich and poor students winning university places

The gulf between the numbers of rich and poor children winning university places has reached record levels, figures from Ucas show. Students who received free school meals - the long-time indicator of poverty - are less than half as likely...

Charity's Dementia Lead recognised for innovative project at university awards

14 December 2016

Charity's Dementia Lead recognised for innovative project at university awards

The Head of Dementia Innovation at a national charity has been honoured with a prestigious award, given in memory of a dementia activist. April Dobson is the 2016 recipient of the Hennell Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dementia Car...

Research survey wants to hear from men forced to have sex against their will

13 December 2016

Research survey wants to hear from men forced to have sex against their will

Researchers want to hear from men who are forced by women to have sex against their will. The study aims to uncover the extent of so-called "forced to penetrate" cases and has invited men who have experienced such circumstances to complete...

Stirling researchers to survey Scotland's over 50s as part of long-term ageing study

09 December 2016

Stirling researchers to survey Scotland's over 50s as part of long-term ageing study

Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Health...

Huddersfield to use interactive gaming technology as social work training aid

09 December 2016

Huddersfield to use interactive gaming technology as social work training aid

A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Educa...

Research finds search engines could help young people find best mental health resources

09 December 2016

Research finds search engines could help young people find best mental health resources

Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to m...

Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

02 December 2016

Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-...

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

01 December 2016

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

Edge Hill University lecturer, Sean Creaney, has helped unveil a new plan to give young offenders a voice in their punishment. Sean, a lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour, advised the Youth Justice Board on their new P...

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

30 November 2016

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in Th...

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

25 November 2016

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at...

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

18 November 2016

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student has launched a campaign to show that having Asperger’s syndrome should pose no barriers to living a full and happy life. Jenny Brooks - who was diagnosed at the age of 13 - wants others with...

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

18 November 2016

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

An acclaimed author will give a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton next week, discussing issues around her latest book, which documents a year-long episode of manic depression. Jay Griffiths’ newest work, Tristimania: A Diary...

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

18 November 2016

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

As the number of displaced children around the world reaches historic levels, experts who work with child refugees will gather at the University of Kent next week.  Held in the Darwin conference centre on Thursday 24 November, Child Refu...

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Workshops: Skills for Care launch national 'Commissioning Now' programme

21 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Workshops: Skills for Care launch national 'Commissioning Now' programme

Following on from the successful regional bespoke 'Commissioning Now' programme, Skills for Care has today announced the launch of a national programm...

Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched

People with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues – and their carers – often have to face the challenge of having a lack of continuit...

Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for old...

Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access)

17 February 2017 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access)

This work was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and is the original text from which the summary document ‘Tackling child sexual explo...

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Could volunteering with Barnardo’s open new career paths for you?

24 February 2017 New To Care

Could volunteering with Barnardo’s open new career paths for you?

Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she ma...

Take your first steps into health & social care with a course at Greenwich

14 February 2017 New To Care

Take your first steps into health & social care with a course at Greenwich

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two ...

New qualifications and investigations into early childhood announced in Wales

23 January 2017 New To Care

New qualifications and investigations into early childhood announced in Wales

In late 2016, new plans for the Welsh healthcare landscape were announced by Qualification Wales and The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Educ...

New Certificate in Care qualification aimed at 1.3million frontline staff

19 December 2016 New To Care

New Certificate in Care qualification aimed at 1.3million frontline staff

The Skills for Health Level 2 Certificate in Care Qualification is a new qualification to support the delivery of the Care Certificate, brought to you by SFJ Awards....

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More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

07 February 2017 Career Advice

More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights

The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. Th...

'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work

27 January 2017 Career Advice

'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work

Pregnant women and new mothers could be given greater protection from being sacked under Government plans. Business minister Margot James said there ...

Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'

26 January 2017 Career Advice

Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'

Women workers have been told to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and constantly reapply make-up, a study into workplace dress codes has f...

Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty

17 January 2017 Career Advice

Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty

Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a ...