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People with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues – and their carers – often have to face the challenge of having a lack of continuity of social workers. It can be frustrating and it can lead to bad physical health. A new initiative – the Named Social Work pilot…
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 older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
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 the spike could be the "relentless…
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 inequalities, City, University of London mental health researcher Dr Chris Flood…
The Western Trust has announced a number of events planned to celebrate Care Day 2017 which aims to highlight their support for looked-after-children in their communities. Organised regionally by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), the events will include two health days at Omagh Leisure Centre, Omagh and Foyle…
Five people have been arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking and related offences. Three men aged 28, 35 and 58 and two women aged 25 and 40 are being held in custody following an intelligence-led operation by Police Scotland on the southside of Glasgow. Officers from the specialist crime…
The number of mental health patients who are being treated in facilities far away from their homes is unacceptably high, experts have warned. The comments from the Royal College of Psychiatrists come as new figures revealed that during December last year 250 English patients were forced to travel over 100km…
The number of unexpected patient deaths in mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years, data shows. Figures for England obtained by the BBC's Panorama programme show there were 2,067 unexpected deaths in 2012/13, rising to 3,160 in 2015/16. Unexpected deaths include death by suicide, neglect and…
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