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A raft of new safety measures has been introduced after a wheelchair-bound great-grandfather is believed to have died after smoking a cigarette and catching fire at a Bupa care home, an inquest heard. There are no witnesses concerning what happened to Cedric Skyers, 69, in the garden of the Bupa-run…
Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also included researchers from Bristol, Edge Hill and Hertfordshire University. Funded by Comic Relief, Anchor…
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…
Actor Idris Elba has attacked government cuts to housing benefits for 18-21-year-olds. The 44-year-old Luther star hit out at the moves which came into effect in April and stop out-of-work young adults from automatically receiving the benefits, as he threw his support behind housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Elba was…
A father has been jailed for at least 18 years for murdering his deformed baby after a jury rejected the parents' attempt to blame a young autistic child. Over 13 weeks of his life, little Rifat was subjected to "systematic" abuse while in the care of his parents, culminating in…
A High Court judge has criticised council social services staff over their care of a sick 15-year-old boy. Mr Justice Hayden said the teenager suffered from a variety of medical problems and had been placed at a residential unit under the care of Westminster City Council some months ago. But…
A homeless woman was turned away five times by the London Borough of Barnet after she lost her home, a Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigation has found. Because the council failed to review her situation properly, the woman was left street homeless over the winter months, and spent nights sofa…
A boy removed from his mother's care after she took the drug GHB must be placed for adoption, a High Court judge has ruled. The woman had been seen "staggering around" with her son in her arms when he was about three months old while under the influence of GHB,…
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