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An investigation has been launched after a vulnerable boy escaped the care of social workers while staying at the Craig Tara caravan resort in South Ayrshire. The 11-year-old climbed through the window of a caravan during the night before walking several miles along a busy carriageway to his mother’s home…
Vulnerable people who lack the ability to choose how they are cared for are being "let down" by the very institutions that are charged with their care, an Ombudsman has warned. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which investigates complaints about adult social care, raised concerns about how decisions…
Occupational therapists are calling for an end to a "high volume, low cost" approach to social care, which they say leaves many older people missing out on vital services. A new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists said providing the right care initially can prevent the need for…
A family support worker saved the lives of tenants she knew in Grenfell Tower by persuading them to ignore official advice and escape the building. The woman, who has not been named, urged the family to flee when she saw flames licking up the side of the tower on June…
Council workers were advised to remove ID badges in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire due to mounting hostility against officials, it has emerged. Senior members of Kensington and Chelsea's social services team claimed a colleague was spat at in the street as the authority came under intense criticism…
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won £1.95m of funding from the Department for Education’s Innovation Programme for a three year project which will transform help for children and families experiencing domestic abuse. SafeCORE will work intensively with up to 360 local families a year who have had a number…
People are sleeping rough in barns and outhouses as a hidden homelessness crisis hits rural areas, an influential think tank has warned. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warned that it is particularly hard to prevent or relieve homelessness in the countryside because of the difficulties in covering larger…
Measures to tackle the bed-blocking crisis in hospitals will see councils working more closely with the NHS, Jeremy Hunt has said. The Health Secretary said the plans would ensure local authorities and NHS organisations "play their part" in tackling delayed discharges, which are often due to the lack of social…
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