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Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have conversations with disabled people in receipt of social care support (personal budgets and direct payments) about how and where to be physically active and importantly why. findings…
A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) is launching Propagate - a new six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation. The project will involve delivering a series of workshops to support those working in social services with…
A growing staffing "crisis" in Scotland's care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned. New figures released by private and voluntary social care representative organisation Scottish Care uncovered evidence of major problems in recruiting and retaining staff. The survey of around 250…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today. Through Ambition London, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, two new toolkits are being made available to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions of careers in…
A campaign against the "indignity" of care visits limited to 15 minutes is being stepped up in a new video showing a stressed worker with a stopwatch. Unison said the short film showed how cutbacks were leaving vulnerable and elderly people "short-changed" because staff did not have enough time to…
The National Health Service (NHS) is the nation's "national religion" but it is "in crisis", a new report has concluded. A House of Lords committee report states the NHS is "an iconic part of Britain's social fabric" but suggests the system is not sustainable in its current form. Peers said…
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