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An innovative online learning tool on substance use has been launched by health and social care experts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funded by Health Education North West, the open educational resources (OERs) target health and social care professionals and those who manage and teach them. Professor of Adult Social Care,…
Skills for Care and Skills for Health have published three guides aimed at helping to support adults and children on the autism spectrum. The guides have been developed with people in need of care and support and carers to help the social care and health workforce better meet the needs…
ScOPTbox is a curated collection of resources for social workers and others involved in supporting learning in the workplace in Scotland. It has been developed by the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT), and was launched at the ScOPT conference in Glasgow on 12 November. The collection of materials has…
Research in Practice (RiP) have published a series of new publications which examine how we can meaningfully involve children and young people, gain a better understanding of adolescent mental health, look at how to develop improved support for family and friends care (kinship care), and provide practical guidance to support…
A comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators who work with people living with dementia and their carers has been launched today. The Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care…
The NSPCC has assembled a new resource for social work professionals involved in transitioning children from a care setting to their home. For a child, returning home from care can be as traumatic as separation. Research studies show high rates of abuse and neglect when a child returns home, with…
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has launched a new resource which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia. The resource, ‘Jenny’s Diary’, is a booklet and a set of postcards aimed at supporting…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has launched a suite of new online learning modules on the safe administration of medication. The modules provide learners with the opportunity to improve their knowledge in the following aspects of the safe administration of medication: principles and good practice understanding medication practical considerations.…
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