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A former Liberal Democrat MP has raised concern after a High Court judge barred journalists from identifying a woman who has been remanded in custody as a result of social workers raising safety concerns about her three-year-old daughter. Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the…
A mentally ill 60-year-old woman who wants to leave supported living accommodation and go home has lost the latest round of a court fight. The woman, who has been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder, is embroiled in a dispute with council social workers over where she should…
Two children unnecessarily made to use wheelchairs because their mother "fabricated" illnesses were "neglected" by council social services bosses, a family court judge has said. Judge Vera Mayer said a social worker who worked on the case for six years had demonstrated "alarming ineptitude". The judge has raised concerns in…
Doctors can sedate a man found walking the streets in a confused state in order to provide cancer treatment, a judge has ruled. Ms Justice Russell on Monday concluded that the man, who is in his 50s, did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about care after analysing…
A raft of new safety measures has been introduced after a wheelchair-bound great-grandfather is believed to have died after smoking a cigarette and catching fire at a Bupa care home, an inquest heard. There are no witnesses concerning what happened to Cedric Skyers, 69, in the garden of the Bupa-run…
Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also included researchers from Bristol, Edge Hill and Hertfordshire University. Funded by Comic Relief, Anchor…
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today. Through Ambition London, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, two new toolkits are being made available to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions of careers in…
Actor Idris Elba has attacked government cuts to housing benefits for 18-21-year-olds. The 44-year-old Luther star hit out at the moves which came into effect in April and stop out-of-work young adults from automatically receiving the benefits, as he threw his support behind housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Elba was…
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