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1,400 dementia sufferers stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, charity warns

13 December 2017 England

1,400 dementia sufferers stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, charity warns

More than 1,400 people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, the Alzheimer's Society said. Charity bosses blamed a lack of social care funding for "turning wards into waiting rooms" as their investigation ...

Councils stretched as number of child protection inquiries more than doubles

12 December 2017 England

Councils stretched as number of child protection inquiries more than doubles

The number of investigations started by councils into whether children are being harmed or at risk has more than doubled in the last decade, town hall bosses have warned. More than 500 child protection inquiries began each day in 2016/17, compared to around 2...

Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust

11 December 2017 England

Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust

A fundamental review of the NHS is needed to address a financial crisis, Lord Kerslake said, after quitting as the boss of a major hospital trust in protest at funding problems. The former head of the civil service, who resigned as chairman of King's College ...

NHS under 'severe pressure' with 87% of hospital beds already full heading into winter

07 December 2017 England

NHS under 'severe pressure' with 87% of hospital beds already full heading into winter

The NHS is under "severe pressure" as it faces potentially the worst flu season in two decades, health service experts have warned. NHS Providers said the health service in England would be "sorely tested" during the colder months, when there was traditionall...

Study finds 'deeply worrying' rates of obesity among healthcare professionals

05 December 2017 England

Study finds 'deeply worrying' rates of obesity among healthcare professionals

One in four of the nation's nurses is obese, a new study suggests. With almost half of English nurses over the age of 45, this "poses a likely future burden of ill health for the healthcare workforce", researchers said. Experts said the figures were "deeply ...

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Woman who has faced 'unimaginable trauma' to have daughter taken from her care

Woman who has faced 'unimaginable trauma' to have daughter taken from her care

13 December 2017 England

A woman who suffered the "unimaginable trauma" of seeing two children die when they were babies must have an 18-month-old daughter taken from her care and placed for adoption even though she has caused the youngster no harm, a family c...

Charities warn of undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness

Charities warn of undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness

13 December 2017 Scotland

Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned. A quarter of people aged over 65 experience depression when they feel lonely, leading to o...

Cold weather can have lethal impact on those living alone, warns leading nurse

Cold weather can have lethal impact on those living alone, warns leading nurse

13 December 2017 England

The winter deep freeze poses a "lethal" risk for people who are suffering loneliness, England's top nurse has said. Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said lives could be saved by people checking in on vulnera...

Holyrood MSPs told £1bn in extra funding needed to sustain care home sector

Holyrood MSPs told £1bn in extra funding needed to sustain care home sector

13 December 2017 Scotland

Scotland's care sector needs an extra £1 billion of funding, MSPs have heard. Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care chief executive, told a Holyrood committee the cash was a "conservative" estimate of the extra money required in the next th...

Appalling suicide figures 'a damning indictment' of state of prisons, warn MPs

Appalling suicide figures 'a damning indictment' of state of prisons, warn MPs

13 December 2017 England

Appalling levels of suicide and self-harm behind bars are a "damning indictment" of the state of prisons, a Commons committee has warned. In a highly critical assessment, MPs argued there are "deep-rooted failures" in the management o...

Call for social care sector to be recognised as one of national strategic importance

Call for social care sector to be recognised as one of national strategic importance

12 December 2017 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Social Care Workforce Regulator has called for this crucial sector to be recognised as one of national strategic importance following the publication of two major reports examining the challenges and opportunities fo...

Judge clears woman in 'constant fear' of ex-husband to give children new identities

Judge clears woman in 'constant fear' of ex-husband to give children new identities

12 December 2017 England

A woman who lives in "constant fear" of her ex-husband should be allowed to give their two children new identities, a High Court judge has ruled Mr Justice Cobb said the woman should be allowed to take the rare and "draconian" step of...

Attack by nun did not cause death of boy at orphanage, abuse inquiry told

Attack by nun did not cause death of boy at orphanage, abuse inquiry told

12 December 2017 Scotland

A young boy at an orphanage in the 1960s did not die as a result of an attack by a nun, an inquiry has been told. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry heard that Samuel Carr died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of six following an E.col...

Plaid MP bids to stop stalkers using courts to cause further distress to victims

Plaid MP bids to stop stalkers using courts to cause further distress to victims

12 December 2017 Wales

New powers are needed to stop stalkers and domestic abusers using courts as a "cynical and calculated" way to cause further distress to their victims, MPs have heard. Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts (pictured) said courts should be ...

Judge refuses to approve social workers' plans to separate five siblings

Judge refuses to approve social workers' plans to separate five siblings

12 December 2017 England

A family court judge has refused to approve social workers' plans to separate five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer care for them. Judge Clifford Bellamy said he wanted a child psychologist to asse...

Man convicted of murdering adopted daughter appeals for funds to 'prove innocence'

Man convicted of murdering adopted daughter appeals for funds to 'prove innocence'

12 December 2017 Wales

A fundraising appeal has been launched to help pay for the legal costs of a part-time fitness instructor who claims he was wrongly convicted of murdering his adopted baby daughter. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, was sentenced to life in pr...

Campaigners 'hugely concerned' as Scots cancer patients continue to wait too long

Campaigners 'hugely concerned' as Scots cancer patients continue to wait too long

12 December 2017 Scotland

The NHS continues to miss key cancer waiting times, as new figures showed a third of patients in one health board area had to wait more than two months for treatment to get underway. NHS data showed that from July to September 87.2% o...

Care Inspectorate call for improvements despite positive end of life care report

Care Inspectorate call for improvements despite positive end of life care report

12 December 2017 Scotland

Three key standards for looking after people with dementia are only "adequate or less" at almost four out of 10 care homes, a report by inspectors revealed. Overall the Care Inspectorate found that more than half of the 145 homes it e...

Hawking-backed campaigners launch legal action over plans to 'Americanise' NHS

Hawking-backed campaigners launch legal action over plans to 'Americanise' NHS

12 December 2017 England

A campaign group backed by Professor Stephen Hawking has officially filed High Court papers in a bid to force the Government to hold a full public consultation into greater privatisation of the NHS. The physicist announced on Friday h...

Free child care could be extended to foster families

Free child care could be extended to foster families

12 December 2017 England

A free child care policy may be extended to include foster families, Education Secretary Justine Greening has revealed. Under the current policy three and four-year-olds in families where all parents work are entitled to 30 hours free...

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Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles

24 November 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles

Major brands have begin pulling advertising from YouTube after it was reported that paedophiles are operating on the site and evadin...

Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss

26 October 2017 Webwatch

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 an...

Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools

10 October 2017 Webwatch

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 heal...

Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers

21 September 2017 Webwatch

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 feedb...

Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course

14 September 2017 Webwatch

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 pr...

Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'

14 September 2017 Webwatch

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 h...

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

30 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Her...

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

08 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensu...

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Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex

21 November 2017 Engage

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 mor...

Engage: Record high Section 47s leave vulnerable children facing ‘generational trauma’

15 November 2017 Engage

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 r...

Engage: A partnership approach to supporting social workers to access research

14 November 2017 Engage

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 re...

With lowest proportion of children in care, can Northern Irish model be used across UK

01 November 2017 Engage

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 Nort...

Engage: Perversion that challenges nurturing notion of motherhood

27 October 2017 Engage

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 Dawb...

Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes

25 October 2017 Engage

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, esta...

Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK

02 October 2017 Engage

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 ov...

Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire

11 September 2017 Engage

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 con...

Engage: Expo explores a new era of care

04 September 2017 Engage

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 mo...

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

04 September 2017 Engage

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer?   Social Care Wales is currently consulting on ou...

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

03 August 2017 Engage

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place?  The quick answer is that successive ...

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

Breaking a bone can make everyday activities particularly tricky. Especially when it’s your dominant arm and you live alone. Just ask Mrs Bennet who badly broke her right arm last year. But thanks to a close group of good friends and a little help from...

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UWL event explores how art, music and food can improve lives of people with dementia

23 November 2017

UWL event explores how art, music and food can improve lives of people with dementia

People with dementia and their carers were special guests at a unique event about how art, music and food can improve the lives of people with the condition. ‘Stimulating all the senses: art, food, music and dementia’ took place at t...

Social workers gather at event to discuss children facing death or bereavement

23 November 2017

Social workers gather at event to discuss children facing death or bereavement

The challenges faced by children dealing with death or a bereavement in their family were discussed at a national conference hosted at the University of Chichester. Nearly 100 practitioners working with or supporting children facing life-s...

Violence within partnerships influences women’s partner preferences, new research

23 November 2017

Violence within partnerships influences women’s partner preferences, new research

Women who are subjected to violence within partnerships prefer more feminine men, according to new research carried out by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The study, carried out by academics from the School of Psychology and Ne...

New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

16 November 2017

New learning and development framework for occupational therapists in Wales

A new learning and development framework for occupational therapists working in Welsh social care has been announced today. 'Occupational Therapists in Social Care – A Learning and Development Framework' is being launched at an event thi...

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

16 November 2017

Edge Hill secures health research grant to help young adults with complex care needs

Edge Hill University has received funding from the National Institute for Health Research to review the provision of respite care for young adults with life limiting conditions or complex needs. The research team, led by Sally Spencer, Pro...

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

16 November 2017

Care experienced graduate wins top award for 'From Care To Chaos' documentary

A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first ...

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

16 November 2017

Plymouth develop resource to assist health services deliver more personalised care

Public sector organisations are being driven to produce greater efficiencies and cost savings, and the NHS in particular is facing the requirement to do more with less, and deliver better and more effective care while at the same time reduc...

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

16 November 2017

Cardiff University chosen as research partner for What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The Department for Education has named the University’s Children’s Social Care R...

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

16 November 2017

Sheffield Hallam to deliver new trial to improve aftercare of cancer survivors

A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). ...

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

02 November 2017

Sheffield's social science festival to put spotlight on autism

The public's perception of autism will be one of the major themes explored next week as the Festival of Social Science returns to Sheffield. The free festival, which is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, is a week-long ser...

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

02 November 2017

Middlesex initiative aims to improve standards in social care and training of social workers

Middlesex University has this week launched the North London Social Work Teaching Partnership, a national project funded by the Department for Education in order to build excellence in social work teaching and practice. It aims to improv...

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

17 October 2017

Heriot-Watt develop facial expressions robot which 'could help autistic adults find work'

A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed. The current UK unemployment rate is 4.4% but just 14% of autistic adults have a full-time job. Rese...

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

05 October 2017

Dundee contributes to University of Edinburgh's 100 years of social work celebrations

As the University of Edinburgh celebrates a centenary of social work education this month, staff from our social work programmes at the University of Dundee have made key contributions and participate in a number of ways, including talks, a...

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

04 October 2017

Social work conference aims to address challenges of children coping with bereavement

The subject of children facing death or a bereavement in their family will be discussed at the University of Chichester next month. A conference, on Friday 20 October, will explore how young people cope with terminal illness based on...

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

02 October 2017

New Drug Recovery Game aims to help social care staff understand the recovery journey

Researchers from City, University of London have launched The Drug Recovery Game, a new board game designed to help frontline health, social and community care staff understand the realities of drug recovery. Staff working with people who ...

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

25 September 2017

Changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect offenders and victims will be explored at an event organised by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September. The free public ...

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

25 September 2017

Researchers find ad campaigns effective in cutting alcohol-fueled sexual advances

Research by the University of Brighton has shown than publicity campaigns can help combat alcohol-fueled sexual contact. Dr Matthew Wood, from the University’s Brighton Business School, teamed up with Professor Paurav Shu...

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

24 September 2017

Social workers sought for study exploring practice in times of austerity

Social workers are being urged to contribute their experiences of practising in an age of austerity for a new study. The research by University of Wolverhampton and supported by BASW aims to gain a deeper understanding of how reduced fundi...

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

20 September 2017

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been devel...

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

18 September 2017

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily Falling in elderly people is a common problem, with almost 50% of those over the age o...

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

18 September 2017

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

A university has been awarded a £2 million grant to pursue an "innovative" strand of research into cancer. Professor Karim Labib and his team at the University of Dundee will explore the role one of the most fundamental processes in cell b...

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

11 September 2017

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

An innovative study to improve the diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families is seeking participants to further research in this area. The Angela Project, dedicated to Angela a lady with youn...

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

08 September 2017

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and are less likely to look at people's eyes, a study has found. Researchers used eye-tracking methods to investigate why teenagers with conduct diso...

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

05 September 2017

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found that those who got less than five hours a night found it difficult to function eff...

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

02 September 2017

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis has been chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to receive the 765th Points of Light award for her campaigning to get autistic children involved in sports and recreation activities. Theresa May said: "Through your campa...

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

23 August 2017

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug. Health leaders are encouraging soon-to-be university students to get the vaccin...

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

01 August 2017

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large populatio...

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

21 July 2017

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and i...

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

18 July 2017

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scal...

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

18 July 2017

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership betwe...

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

29 June 2017

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third se...

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

28 June 2017

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference ...

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

28 June 2017

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will...

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

23 June 2017

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

An innovative and exciting new collaboration was celebrated this week with the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Fo...

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

23 June 2017

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients ...

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

23 June 2017

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoner...

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Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017

12 December 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017

The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Code...

Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships

04 December 2017 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships

Everyone has the right to have personal relationships, including people with learning disabilities. It’s vital that adult social care workers have the...

Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why

21 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why

Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been publishe...

Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce

21 November 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce

Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile ...

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Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

01 November 2017 New To Care

Skills you need to secure a career as a live-in carer

There is no better option than a career in Live-In Care if you have a natural passion for helping others. As a Live-In Carer, you can experience an unmatch...

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

05 October 2017 New To Care

Former care worker and student nurse wins award after returning to University

A single mother from Treherbert in the Rhondda Fawr valley has won an award for her dedication to her Nursing studies at the University of South Wale...

Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

21 September 2017 New To Care

Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who who fled Afghanistan alone at the age of 16 has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at...

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

27 July 2017 New To Care

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying an...

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New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

04 December 2017 Career Advice

New guidance to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

New guidance has been issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work after a huge increase in calls for advice. The conciliation ser...

How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector

23 November 2017 Career Advice

How to prevent employee burn out in the care sector

The demanding nature of care work is a hot topic. Many professionals within this industry have difficult day-to-day roles, and it’s hard not to get em...

Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting

17 November 2017 Career Advice

Poor job descriptions sees third of graduates leave role within year of starting

One in three graduates left their job within a year of starting, mainly complaining the role did not match what they were offered, a new study shows. ...

Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off'

16 November 2017 Career Advice

Over 50s 'likelier to struggle in search for work if they quit or are laid off'

Older people are being caught in an unemployment trap, more likely to be out of work and struggling to find another job if they are laid off or leave,...