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A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of the new employer-led apprenticeship standards at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Level…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was delighted to have employers, social workers, service users and ambassadors join with them in their recent launch of the Social Work Ambassadors Scheme. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help…
Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications open today for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in a local authority social work team with high-quality university…
Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they would not be likely to seek support from their manager if they were experiencing a mental health problem, according to a poll from the mental health charity…
Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories including work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Charities and the armed forces dominated the top 20 organisations listed by jobs site Indeed. Citizens Advice was…
Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Nursing and Midwifery will host an event this week for anyone with an interest in becoming an adult nurse. The event will be an opportunity for anyone who is interested in RGU’s Adult Nursing degree to meet with academics and current students and get…
Social work students at Bradford College were given a unique insight into the career they are pursuing by visiting speaker Sharon Shoesmith. Ms Shoesmith was controversially sacked from her post as director of children’s services at Haringey Council in 2008 following the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly, known as Baby…
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