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Equally Safe is a new blog from the Scottish Government which aims to provide information and updates on some of the work happening across Scotland to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls. Equally Safe is the framework which guides this work. Equally Safe states that Violence Against Women…
Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a website called ‘Dementia Explained’ to help young people better understand dementia as a new poll reveals that nearly three in ten parents in the UK say their children aged 18 and under have felt the impact of the condition. The website, www.dementiaexplained.org, provides child-friendly…
WithScotland, the Scottish resource which improves outcomes for children in need of protection and adults at risk of harm, has launched an interactive public protection training tool. The Collaborative Outcomes Learning Tool, (COLT), is designed to help sectors such as the police, local authorities, NHS and the Scottish Fire and…
A new ‘friendship’ app designed to help people in a crisis is being developed by researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. The software, called Rescue Station, is aimed at helping those at risk of suicide. It allows users to pre-arrange face-to-face support based on a traffic light system. Red signifies an…
We’re all aware of the power, and the increasing popularity, of story to get a message across. And visual stories can be even more powerful. The quick creation of online, multimedia stories is possible using Medium. Medium enables the publication of stories that comprise text, web links, videos and photographs.…
The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health's (DH) Extra Care Housing capital programme, is a leading 'knowledge hub' for a growing network of housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing with…
This Get Online Week (12-18 October), Skills for Care is encouraging social care employers to think about how they could be more ‘digital’ as a way of working more efficiently and effectively. It is becoming increasingly important that service managers and frontline workers can be digital thinkers and doers. As…
The Who Cares? Trust has created Propel, an online resource providing full information about UK educational institutions’ pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students who have successfully made the transition from care to higher education. The charity hopes the new website will…
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