Features http://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:59 +0000 en-gb Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42894-engage-growing-the-social-care-workforce-top-5-things-we-have-learnt-in-essex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42894-engage-growing-the-social-care-workforce-top-5-things-we-have-learnt-in-essex Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex
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…
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Engage Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:14:11 +0000
Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’ http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42853-engage-record-high-section-47s-leave-vulnerable-children-facing-generational-trauma http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42853-engage-record-high-section-47s-leave-vulnerable-children-facing-generational-trauma Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) CEO, Dr. Ruth Allen, has warned the Government that we are facing “generational trauma” for children who are stuck in poverty and increasingly at risk of neglect, following the unveiling of data showing a record high in Section 47s. The Department of Education’s…
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Engage Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:48:02 +0000
Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42840-engage-a-partnership-approach-to-supporting-social-workers-to-access-research http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42840-engage-a-partnership-approach-to-supporting-social-workers-to-access-research Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research
The development of this initiative began with an email received by the Learning and Development team within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP): Dear L&D team, please could you purchase the attached article for me, as this seems relevant to the family I am currently working with. What…
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Engage Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:53:08 +0000
With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42776-with-lowest-proportion-of-children-in-care-can-northern-irish-model-be-used-across-uk http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42776-with-lowest-proportion-of-children-in-care-can-northern-irish-model-be-used-across-uk With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK
A newly-appointed professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in an ambitious research project investigating inequalities in child welfare provision throughout the UK. It has now begun a line of enquiry into the possibility that Northern Ireland – despite high levels of deprivation – might provide…
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Engage Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:28:03 +0000
Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42742-engage-perversion-that-challenges-nurturing-notion-of-motherhood http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42742-engage-perversion-that-challenges-nurturing-notion-of-motherhood Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood
Child sex abuse is shocking enough but when the perpetrator is a woman it is harder for society to accept because it seems to challenge the nurturing sense of motherhood. The crimes of nursery worker Vanessa George (pictured) and co-defendants Tracy Dawber and Tracey Lyons shocked the nation. And more…
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Engage Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:36:48 +0100
Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42732-webwatch-evidence-search-and-summary-service-from-iriss http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42732-webwatch-evidence-search-and-summary-service-from-iriss Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss
Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
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Webwatch Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:42:52 +0100
Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42726-awards-uk-finalists-regional-winners-announced-for-our-health-heroes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42726-awards-uk-finalists-regional-winners-announced-for-our-health-heroes Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes
Healthcare Workers who provide excellent patient care across the UK have been announced as finalists and regional winners for the Skills for Health’s Our Health Heroes Awards 2017, sponsored by Health Education England. The Our Health Heroes Awards, established in 2016 aim to celebrate the unsung healthcare heroes from across…
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Engage Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:14:43 +0100
Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42623-webwatch-i-roc-wellbeing-launch-validated-mental-health-recovery-tools http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42623-webwatch-i-roc-wellbeing-launch-validated-mental-health-recovery-tools Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools
I•ROC wellbeing, a subsidiary company of Scottish mental health charity Penumbra, has launched a powerful set of digital mental health recovery tools. The pioneering digital toolkit is a means for health and social care practitioners to measure the recovery journey of people they support. This allows organisations to generate immediate…
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Webwatch Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:17:58 +0100
Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42560-engage-the-future-of-care-home-provision-in-the-uk http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42560-engage-the-future-of-care-home-provision-in-the-uk Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK
We all need extra help and assistance sometimes, whether we have an illness or are just getting older. The UK population is living longer than ever before. According to the Office of National Statistics, life expectancy has generally increased steadily over the past 30 years and currently stands at approximately…
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Engage Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:22:17 +0100
NSPCC and Swansea University launch resources to help social workers tackle online grooming http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42542-nspcc-and-swansea-university-launch-resources-to-help-social-workers-tackle-online-grooming http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42542-nspcc-and-swansea-university-launch-resources-to-help-social-workers-tackle-online-grooming NSPCC and Swansea University launch resources to help social workers tackle online grooming
Anti-grooming materials that aim to help prevent children and young people from being targeted by paedophiles online are being launched at Swansea University today. ‌Swansea University researchers studying the language and methods used by online groomers found that children could be contacted by adults via the internet, groomed, and a…
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Wales Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:03:46 +0100
Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers
A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedback on their surroundings. The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), together with Space Architects, launched Iridis on Thursday - World Alzheimer's Day. A first of…
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Webwatch Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:54:12 +0100
Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:13:10 +0100
Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'
A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned. Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer US users the chance to take a self-assessment to see whether…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:32:48 +0100
Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42440-engage-how-to-create-the-working-environment-care-professionals-desire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42440-engage-how-to-create-the-working-environment-care-professionals-desire Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire
The healthcare industry is continuously under fire in the news recently, with extreme staff shortages and poor working conditions hitting the headlines. This is becoming a large problem, especially bearing in mind that the UK’s ageing population is in constant need of high standards of care. The pressure is on…
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Engage Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:19:41 +0100
Engage: Expo explores a new era of care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42385-engage-expo-explores-a-new-era-of-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42385-engage-expo-explores-a-new-era-of-care Engage: Expo explores a new era of care
This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working more closely than ever before…
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Engage Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:13:43 +0100