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Staff at an "unsafe" youth jail have been left in hospital following attacks after surging levels of violence swept through the privately run facility, an inspection report reveals. Young inmates at Oakhill secure training centre were said to be carrying improvised weapons because they do not feel safe. Watchdogs concluded…
In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been more people in work and unemployment is at…
Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile Foundations: Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce and the People They Support’, was launched by Dr Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care CEO, in front…
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…
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…
Older people are being caught in an unemployment trap, more likely to be out of work and struggling to find another job if they are laid off or leave, according to a new study. Almost a third of people aged 50 to 64 are not in work, many recorded as…
More than one in 20 nurses have been forced to take out a payday loan to cover their everyday expenses, a new poll suggests. The Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) workforce survey found that 6% of nurses have been forced to take out one of the high interest rate loans…
Brexit could have "serious implications" on Ireland's struggling health workforce, one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) top officials has warned. Jim Campbell, director of the WHO's health workforce department, said he was concerned that post Brexit the UK may try to fill gaps left by EU migrant health workers…
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