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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has raised said it is extremely concerned about recent media articles that name social workers in their reporting of high-profile cases, which include tragic instances of child death. BASW say least two national newspapers list the names of social workers involved in one…
The Government has been accused of "dragging its feet" after it delayed publishing proposals to reform adult social care until next summer. First Secretary of State Damian Green said ministers wanted to "take the time needed to debate these complex issues". Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a green paper on reforming…
Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more men are accessing care services, adult social care employers need to recruit a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people they support. Research by Business in…
Bill Gates said he is giving 50 million US dollars (£38 million) to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks…
Councils are urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to use this month's Budget to stabilise the "perilously fragile" situation in social care. An extra £1.3 billion is needed from the Treasury to plug funding gaps over the next financial year, the Local Government Association (LGA) have warned. Councillor Claire Kober, chair of…
Around a third of nursing posts in care homes are vacant, with providers reporting increased difficulties recruiting staff, a new report has found. Scottish Care, which represents the independent health and social care sector, estimates the vacancy level stands at 31%, up on the 28% estimate for 2016. The number…
Homeless people in Britain now outnumber the population of Newcastle, a leading housing charity has said. The total number of homeless people jumped by 13,000 year-on-year to 307,000, a new Shelter report has revealed. Its review - which combines official rough-sleeping and temporary accommodation figures and social services figures -…
The number of patients kept in hospital after being told they were well enough to leave has fallen year on year, according to official figures. Statistics from September's census found 1,378 people had to remain in hospital due to delayed discharge, also known as bed blocking. The figure was down…
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