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Homeless risk being 'criminalised' with £100 fines for accepting food donations

09 December 2016 England

Homeless risk being 'criminalised' with £100 fines for accepting food donations

Homeless people could be "criminalised" and "penalised" as UK councils attempt to crack down on begging, it has been claimed. Introduced in 2014, Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) let local authorities tackle anti-social behaviour they deem to be "detrime...

Council spending on mental health 'negligible' with some spending nothing at all

08 December 2016 England

Council spending on mental health 'negligible' with some spending nothing at all

Local authorities spend less than 1% of their public health budget on mental health, and the figure is shrinking year on year, according to new data. The charity Mind used the Freedom of Information Act to analyse figures from councils on how much they spend ...

Care for elderly and disabled 'in crisis' as providers increasingly pull out of contracts

07 December 2016 England

Care for elderly and disabled 'in crisis' as providers increasingly pull out of contracts

Companies that provide care to the elderly and disabled are increasingly handing back contracts to local authorities because they are not being paid enough, the leader of the health regulator in England has said. The problem arises mostly with smaller provide...

MPs warn privatisation plans for social care could take away vulnerable children's rights

06 December 2016 England

MPs warn privatisation plans for social care could take away vulnerable children's rights

Government plans to boost innovation in children's social care risk privatising services and taking away vulnerable children's rights, MPs have warned. Senior Tory and Labour MPs have raised fears about the so-called "power to innovate" clauses in the Childre...

Competition watchdog to probe care homes over shock bills and hidden charges

02 December 2016 England

Competition watchdog to probe care homes over shock bills and hidden charges

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and "hidden" charges. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into the sector...

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NHS manager jailed after 'swindling' health trust out of £250,000

NHS manager jailed after 'swindling' health trust out of £250,000

09 December 2016 England

An NHS manager has been jailed for four years after "swindling" a health trust out of £250,000. Alan Hodge, 53, from Surrey, was "at the very heart" of the fraud which saw him give contracts to his friends, Croydon Crown Court heard. ...

Ambulance worker who got PTSD after exposed to fumes wins £280,000 damages

Ambulance worker who got PTSD after exposed to fumes wins £280,000 damages

09 December 2016 England

An ambulance service worker who developed a psychiatric condition after she was exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning during her shift has won £279,998 High Court damages. Solo responder Diane Kennedy, who had been employed by the Lond...

Cardiff University team wins award for innovative medicines management in care homes

Cardiff University team wins award for innovative medicines management in care homes

09 December 2016 Wales

A team from the School of Pharmacy, at Cardiff University, along with Beacon Digital and Invatech Health, has won the 2016 Health Service Journal Award for Improving Care with Technology. Now in their 35th Year, the HSJ Awards are a...

Social media helping fuel sharp rise in self-harm among children, says NSPCC

Social media helping fuel sharp rise in self-harm among children, says NSPCC

09 December 2016 England

Social media is helping fuel a nation of "deeply unhappy" children, a charity has warned, as it published new figures showing a rise in self-harm. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the National Society for the Prev...

Campaign groups praise MP Michelle Thomson for rape speech 'bravery'

Campaign groups praise MP Michelle Thomson for rape speech 'bravery'

09 December 2016 Scotland

Campaigners have praised an MP for her bravery after she revealed in the House of Commons that she was raped at the age of 14. Independent Michelle Thomson moved MPs to tears as she told them ''I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor" during...

G4S and Serco have contracts extended despite asylum seeker controversies

G4S and Serco have contracts extended despite asylum seeker controversies

09 December 2016 England

The Home Office has extended its contract with G4S and Serco to provide asylum seekers with accommodation - despite controversy that some people were marked out by having their doors painted red. Earlier this year, G4S had to repaint ...

Many children with learning disabilities isolated and bullied in mainstream schools

Many children with learning disabilities isolated and bullied in mainstream schools

09 December 2016 Scotland

Teaching children with learning disabilities in mainstream schools can leave youngsters feeling "sidelined" while teachers feel "untrained, unsupported and stressed", campaigners have claimed. Charity Enable Scotland has told minister...

MPs urge May to ratify convention aimed at ending violence against women

MPs urge May to ratify convention aimed at ending violence against women

09 December 2016 England

More than 70 MPs have written to the Prime Minister urging her to immediately ratify the Istanbul Convention which aims to end violence against women. It comes as the Commons debated a motion marking the UN International Day For The E...

Domestic abuse related to roughly 10% of crimes recorded by police

Domestic abuse related to roughly 10% of crimes recorded by police

09 December 2016 England

Around one in 10 crimes recorded by police are linked to domestic abuse, official figures show. In the year to the end of March forces logged a total of 1.03 million incidents in the category, a report from the Office for National Sta...

Council fails to provide therapy for boy with special educational needs for second time

Council fails to provide therapy for boy with special educational needs for second time

09 December 2016 England

Somerset County Council has for the second time left a vulnerable boy with disabilities without the speech and language and occupational therapy support he needs, because officers did not know how to find him a therapist. The Local Go...

Sure Start centre closures have risen every year since 2010 with 156 closing last year

Sure Start centre closures have risen every year since 2010 with 156 closing last year

08 December 2016 England

The number of Sure Start children's centres closing has increased every year since 2010 with 156 shutting in 2015 alone, official statistics show. Figures released by the Department for Education show that the number of closures in 20...

Flickering light in eyes could form basis of Alzheimer's treatment, study shows

Flickering light in eyes could form basis of Alzheimer's treatment, study shows

08 December 2016 England

Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, research has shown. Extraordinary results from experiments conducted in the US have reve...

Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

08 December 2016 England

Some sufferers of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia may have a treatable immune disorder, research suggests. In a nationwide study, scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a con...

New Charlotte Church documentary urges more support for homeless

New Charlotte Church documentary urges more support for homeless

08 December 2016 Wales

Singer Charlotte Church has released a special Christmas programme, encouraging people to do more to help the homeless around the festive season. In the short documentary, broadcast on BBC iPlayer on Thursday, the mother-of-two visits...

Barndardo's 'eyes and ears' project protecting vulnerable children from exploitation

Barndardo's 'eyes and ears' project protecting vulnerable children from exploitation

08 December 2016 England

Children will be safer from the risk of sexual exploitation over the Christmas party season thanks to a year-long scheme, according to a leading charity. Barndardo's said it has raised awareness among thousands of night-time workers a...

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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...

Webwatch: New online treatment trialled to tackle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

01 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: New online treatment trialled to tackle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A disabling disease which drains energy out of sufferers is to be tackled with a new online treatment trial of more than 700 childre...

Webwatch: Cora - Virtual nurse on smartphones and tablets aims to prevent heart attacks

20 October 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Cora - Virtual nurse on smartphones and tablets aims to prevent heart attacks

A virtual nurse named Cora could save lives by preventing heart attacks, research suggests. The interactive avatar, on all smartpho...

Webwatch: Meaningful and Measurable - focus on personal outcomes in health & social care

12 October 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Meaningful and Measurable - focus on personal outcomes in health & social care

Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought...

Engage: Comment & Opinion

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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...

Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

06 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

This December 7th we will see a national day of celebration for Hospital social work, the practice and the social workers that make it happen. As we again enter into the period of high pressure on our social care services and staff it would be great to re...

Engage: Making Connections - The role of early help in social care

01 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Making Connections - The role of early help in social care

One of the key points made in the recently published ADCS report, Pillars & Foundations: Next practice in children’s services, was a call for the sector to become much more proactive in delivering early help. Underlining this was a recommendation for a gr...

Engage: How paedophiles speak to children online

30 November 2016 Engage

Engage: How paedophiles speak to children online

The internet has transformed our lives. As of July 2016, around 40% of the world’s population was online – that’s nearly 3.5 billion internet users. Since it was created, the web has gone from being a simple tool used to share and distribute informatio...

Engage: What social care employers need to know about zero hours contracts

18 November 2016 Engage

Engage: What social care employers need to know about zero hours contracts

The number of care workers on zero-hours contracts has jumped from one in 10 of the sector’s workforce to one in seven in the past year, according to an analysis of official data. There is no specific legal definition of zero hour contracts however they ...

Engage: Recruitment - Radical solutions to the ageing ‘care crisis’

18 November 2016 Engage

Engage: Recruitment - Radical solutions to the ageing ‘care crisis’

When hair-dressing or estate agency are booming we hear about the benefits. When social care is booming, we only tend to hear about the costs. The miracle of longevity is translated as the ‘care crisis’. However, there is a chance to make ageing the catal...

Engage: In praise of those providing care and support in Wales

17 November 2016 Engage

Engage: In praise of those providing care and support in Wales

Children and adults with disabilities and health conditions, no matter how complex, want to receive their care and support at home and in their local communities. This is what is important to them. There are many families in Wales providing unpaid care a...

Engage: What it really feels like when a loved one goes missing

10 November 2016 Engage

Engage: What it really feels like when a loved one goes missing

Each year, more than 250,000 missing person reports are made to the police in the UK alone. The loss can have a profound emotional effect on the families left behind, but their experiences are relatively little understood. Alongside colleagues from the c...

Engage: New Cardiff office will give voice to victims and survivors of sexual abuse

26 October 2016 Engage

Engage: New Cardiff office will give voice to victims and survivors of sexual abuse

I am delighted to be opening the Inquiry office in Wales this week and speaking directly with some of the organisations who provide support for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. I’m attending as Chair of the Inquiry and along with the three me...

Engage: Child migrants taken to Britain - now they need support and psychological care

24 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Child migrants taken to Britain - now they need support and psychological care

Hundreds of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are being taken to Britain, moved from a camp in Calais, northern France, as its closure begins. There were 387 unaccompanied minors in the French refugee camp known as “the Jungle” with links to the UK and t...

Engage: Sexuality and social work - how is the social worker doing?

24 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Sexuality and social work - how is the social worker doing?

For more than 10 years now I have been working as a social worker assisting sex workers. Humanitas PMW in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a NGO that offers specialized support to anyone who makes or made money with sex, irrespective of for example the type...

Education & Training

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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...

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

11 November 2016

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

The powerful role of theatre in educating people on sexual and domestic violence and abuse is being demonstrated by a Drama student and alumni from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) today. Calum Harris, Kirsty Murno and Edward Spence ...

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

02 November 2016

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

National Champion for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Lee Pearse, is holding an art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University in November, revolving around the theme of dementia. ‘All Our Brains’ is a free exhibition that will be running as par...

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

02 November 2016

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Stor...

Cancer survivors sought for international study on the emotional impact of the disease

27 October 2016

Cancer survivors sought for international study on the emotional impact of the disease

Researchers investigating the emotional impact of cancer are looking for people affected by the disease to take part in an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health, the...

Sheffield Hallam priased for commitment to supporting care leavers

27 October 2016

Sheffield Hallam priased for commitment to supporting care leavers

Sheffield Hallam University has become one of the first universities in the country to sign up to the Care Leavers' Covenant, to demonstrate its commitment to support young people who have experienced the care system. The Care Leavers' ...

Liverpool Hope social work student reflects on Palestinian field trip

26 October 2016

Liverpool Hope social work student reflects on Palestinian field trip

Final year Liverpool Hope University social work student Carol Robinson reflects on her experiences in Palestine during a trip with the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Why Palestine? Is the question I was asked most.  My reas...

Virtual College announce free online training resources to tackle sepsis crisis

25 October 2016

Virtual College announce free online training resources to tackle sepsis crisis

The Virtual College, working with the UK Sepsis Trust, has announced the development of free online training resources to help tackle the sepsis crisis. Sepsis claims 44,000 lives annually in the UK and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 bi...

New national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework announced

12 October 2016

New national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework announced

Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England and Skills for Care, have announced a new national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will be launched on the 26th of October, 2016. The framework is ...

Eight-week study announced to assess impact of ADHD drug on young offenders

12 October 2016

Eight-week study announced to assess impact of ADHD drug on young offenders

A new study led by researchers from King’s College London, the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, will investigate whether a drug called methylphenidate (MPH) reduces symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A...

University lecturer recognised with double award for contribution to Autism

11 October 2016

University lecturer recognised with double award for contribution to Autism

Dr Luke Beardon from Sheffield Hallam University's Autism Centre has won two awards at the inaugural UK Autism Hero Awards. Organised by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity, the Autism Hero Awards has been created to showcase the excellence ...

One week left to register for Lancaster University MOOC on Palliative Care

11 October 2016

One week left to register for Lancaster University MOOC on Palliative Care

Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey. Four years ago, Lancaster University ...

Chair takes position at new Professorship with focus on mental health nursing in Essex

11 October 2016

Chair takes position at new Professorship with focus on mental health nursing in Essex

Professor Fiona Nolan has taken up her position as Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research at the University of Essex. The new Professorship, in the School of Health and Human Sciences at E...

Liverpool Hope to host distinguished lecture series examining future of UK social work

04 October 2016

Liverpool Hope to host distinguished lecture series examining future of UK social work

The future of social work in the UK and how it contributes to the world around us will be discussed in a series of new distinguished lectures at Liverpool Hope University. Beginning on Wednesay 5th October, the series will bring some of th...

Research to explore final year social work students understanding of real-life scenarios

03 October 2016

Research to explore final year social work students understanding of real-life scenarios

New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research ...

De Montfort researchers explore benefits of mindfulness to people with long-term conditions

30 September 2016

De Montfort researchers explore benefits of mindfulness to people with long-term conditions

A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what i...

Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

27 September 2016

Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

A University of South Wales (USW) course has been recognised as a leader in the field of early years education and practice. The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has recommended that USW’s BA Early Years Education and Practice (with Earl...

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

27 September 2016

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced that the City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved and is now on the City and Guilds list of approved qualifications for Northern Irelan...

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

23 September 2016

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being. The in...

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

23 September 2016

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University ...

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

23 September 2016

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

One of Sunderland’s most inspirational adult learners has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for her achievements. A graduate of both the University’s Childhood Studies degree course, and Sunderland City Council’s ‘Next Steps’...

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

16 September 2016

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

New to the 2016 academic year, MA Early Childhood Studies is part of London Met’s distance learning programme where students are able to complete their studies whilst working, or even whilst living in a different country. This was true...

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

15 September 2016

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

A recent study from academics at City, University of London has shown that the 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, as the crisis was linked to an increase in the number of suicides and mental health problem...

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

15 September 2016

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

An understanding of death is at the heart of social work practice through direct interaction with the dying and their families, encountering bereaved service users, and with the risk of death across safeguarding procedures for children and ...

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

09 September 2016

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of hea...

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

02 September 2016

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, is to give a keynote speech at an event focusing on dementia. The University of South Wales (USW) is hosting the #USWDEM16 Conference on Sept...

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

17 August 2016

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-A...

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NICE Guidance: End of life care for infants, children and young people

08 December 2016 Reports & Resources

NICE Guidance: End of life care for infants, children and young people

This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with ...

Consultation: Improving the recruitment & retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales

02 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Improving the recruitment & retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the ...

Report: First report published on out of area placements for mental health patients

02 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: First report published on out of area placements for mental health patients

NHS Digital has today published initial provisional figures from a new interim data collection which captures details on mental health patients being ...

Report: Care Inspectorate - Early learning and childcare statistics 2015

01 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Care Inspectorate - Early learning and childcare statistics 2015

The Care Inspectorate has published early learning and childcare statistics for Scotland, showing how early learning and childcare is available for ch...

New To Care

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1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

30 November 2016 New To Care

1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plan...

Care provider to recruit 25 care assistants at Jobs Fair in Guildford

24 November 2016 New To Care

Care provider to recruit 25 care assistants at Jobs Fair in Guildford

People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week.  Learning a variety of ...

QMU graduate offers insight into career as a Music Therapist

23 November 2016 New To Care

QMU graduate offers insight into career as a Music Therapist

If you've ever considered a career in Music Therapy or wondered what career routes might be available, then this is sure to interest you. Here we explore the MSc in...

Bupa care assistant recognised with Apprentice of the Year award

20 October 2016 New To Care

Bupa care assistant recognised with Apprentice of the Year award

Care assistant, Julie White, has been named Health & Social Care ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at a prestigious national apprenticeship award ceremony held at the Tower o...

Career Advice

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Jobseekers scuppering prospects with 'silly mistakes', survey warns

27 October 2016 Career Advice

Jobseekers scuppering prospects with 'silly mistakes', survey warns

Jobseekers are ruining their chances of finding work by arriving late for interviews, or even lying and swearing when meeting prospective employers, a...

Age discrimination 'still an issue' for most older jobseekers, study reveals

21 October 2016 Career Advice

Age discrimination 'still an issue' for most older jobseekers, study reveals

Most older people have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer because of their age, a new study shows. Research by totaljobs revealed t...

New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

13 September 2016 Career Advice

New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

Jobseekers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on interviews, including buying new clothes and having a haircut, a new study shows. Totaljobs said...

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

09 September 2016 Career Advice

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

We all love the idea of having a fulfilling career in theory, yet not enough of us pursue what they really want to do. Despite this, it is actually po...