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A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six areas which…
An NHS trust has said it is "truly sorry" about the death of an epileptic teenager who drowned in a bath while in its care, after it admitted failings that led to his death. Connor Sparrowhawk (pictured), 18, who had learning difficulties, was found submerged in water at Slade House,…
Residential child care worker, Martyn Parry Owen, from Caernarfon, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Mr Owen repeatedly made up stories about major life events while employed by Bryn…
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has asked a London borough to pay for a family holiday as partial remedy for causing a disabled boy to miss out on nearly two years of specialist support. Over the past nine years the Ombudsman has upheld four separate complaints about London…
Accusations of abuse at a G4S-run immigration centre are being probed by MPs on Thursday. The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee will hear evidence from senior figures at the security firm after claims of "incompetence and chaos" at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, near Gatwick Airport, in West Sussex.…
‘Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work’ provides a succinct and inclusive summary about the purpose of social work in improving and safeguarding people’s social wellbeing and the value social workers add to people’s lives in Northern Ireland. This was co-produced by government, social workers and…
Entry for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards is now open. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of social workers and highlight the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a celebratory lunch and awards presentation on Galgorm Resort, Ballymena…
Integration authorities (IAs) for health and social care services need to engage more meaningfully with communities and health professionals, according to a parliamentary committee. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee said IAs are too often using a "tick box" approach to consulting others. Integration authorities are responsible for joining…
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