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Half of large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes

18 January 2018 England

Half of large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes

Half of England's large care home providers for the elderly have at least one in four failing homes in their network, a study has found. Analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results showed some of the 54 providers operating at least 12 homes i...

NHS is in 'dangerous downward spiral' as 33,000 nurses leave in past year

17 January 2018 England

NHS is in 'dangerous downward spiral' as 33,000 nurses leave in past year

The NHS in England is in a "dangerous downward spiral" by "haemorrhaging" nurses, experts have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) urged ministers to act after new analysis concluded more than 10% of the nursing workforce left NHS employment in each of...

Demands for efficiency savings on care funding packages risking patient safety

17 January 2018 England

Demands for efficiency savings on care funding packages risking patient safety

Demands for efficiency savings on the cost of care for some sick and disabled patients could put patient safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials want local health bodies to cut the amount spent on the NHS's Continuing Healthcare funding packages and NHS-fund...

Standards of mental health care being hit by staff shortages, report warns

16 January 2018 England

Standards of mental health care being hit by staff shortages, report warns

Growing staff shortages in mental health care are affecting the quality and safety of care, a new report has warned. Meanwhile the funding gap between the amount spent on acute hospitals and mental health trusts has widened in England, the authors claimed. T...

Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexaully abused before her death says coroner

15 January 2018 England

Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexaully abused before her death says coroner

Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before her death, a coroner has ruled. The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts sa...

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Social care providers team up for Lochaber information and jobs events

Social care providers team up for Lochaber information and jobs events

22 January 2018 Scotland

Health and social care providers across Lochaber are to join forces later this week for a series of events designed to promote the latest job opportunities within the local ‘care at home’ sector. Independent and voluntary care pro...

MP concern as more than 220,000 score 'zero points' on disability benefits tests

MP concern as more than 220,000 score 'zero points' on disability benefits tests

22 January 2018 England

More than 220,000 people have been given "zero scores" in both parts of the test for disability benefits in only 18 months, according to new figures. Labour's Angela Eagle called the statistics "deeply worrying" and said it reflected ...

Stars share family photos to support Barnardo's foster carers appeal

Stars share family photos to support Barnardo's foster carers appeal

22 January 2018 England

Paloma Faith and Fay Ripley are among a group of celebrities sharing family photos to support an urgent appeal for foster carers. Former Towie stars Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas, Love Island's Marcel Somerville, Gogglebox vicar Kat...

Nun tells abuse inquiry she would 'administer a slap' on children at orphanage

Nun tells abuse inquiry she would 'administer a slap' on children at orphanage

19 January 2018 Scotland

A nun has told an inquiry she "slapped" children in her care at an orphanage but said she is "not aware" of beating a boy unconscious. The 73-year-old was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry of her time at Smyllum Park...

NI service users to benefit from ‘easy read’ versions of social care standards

NI service users to benefit from ‘easy read’ versions of social care standards

19 January 2018 Northern Ireland

Social care users from across Northern Ireland are to benefit from the launch of ‘Easy Read’ versions of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council’s (NISCC) Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Workers and Social Care Workers. ...

Plan launched to improve respiratory health in Wales

Plan launched to improve respiratory health in Wales

19 January 2018 Wales

An updated plan to improve respiratory health in Wales has been launched today by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething. It sets out the Welsh Government’s vision for respiratory services in Wales and identifies the actions the NHS in...

Major new survey warns disability benefit claiments not being paid enough to live on

Major new survey warns disability benefit claiments not being paid enough to live on

19 January 2018 England

Some 60% of people claiming the main long-term sickness benefit believe the amount of money they get is not enough to live on, according to a major new survey. Labour called the findings from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) cla...

Half of heart attack patients missing out on rehab, warns British Heart Foundation

Half of heart attack patients missing out on rehab, warns British Heart Foundation

19 January 2018 England

Half of heart attack survivors are missing out on a potentially life-saving service, a charity has found. New research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found the average uptake of cardiac rehabilitation was 51%, or 68,500 peopl...

Co-op to offer jobs to victims of modern slavery and human tafficking

Co-op to offer jobs to victims of modern slavery and human tafficking

19 January 2018 England

Victims of modern slavery and human trafficking are being offered jobs by retail giant the Co-op to help them rebuild their lives. Survivors of forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude are being given a four-week paid...

Terminally ill deserve to be heard says right to die campaigner after appeal win

Terminally ill deserve to be heard says right to die campaigner after appeal win

19 January 2018 England

Motor neurone disease sufferer Noel Conway said the voices of the terminally ill "deserve to be heard" as he won the first stage of his Court of Appeal challenge to an earlier ruling on assisted dying. The 68-year-old retired lecturer...

Expert panel report calls for different system of care for people of Wales

Expert panel report calls for different system of care for people of Wales

19 January 2018 Wales

Wales needs a different system which provides seamless health and care services – that’s the message from the independent review of Health and Social Care, chaired by Dr Ruth Hussey. The new report published makes a number of recommen...

Doctor facing 'significant' prison term over sex attacks on four patients

Doctor facing 'significant' prison term over sex attacks on four patients

18 January 2018 England

A doctor will be sentenced for committing a string of sex attacks on patients, including women who had complained of back pain and hay fever. Jaswant Rathore was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial which he...

Obese 12-year-old girl could go into care after doctor raises health concerns

Obese 12-year-old girl could go into care after doctor raises health concerns

18 January 2018 England

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken from the care of her mother after a doctor raised concerns about her health. Council social services bosses have begun family court litigation and a judge is expected to make decisions in the n...

Detective Constable sacked for looking up details of domestic abuse victim

Detective Constable sacked for looking up details of domestic abuse victim

18 January 2018 England

A Detective Constable has been sacked for looking up information on a domestic abuse victim for her partner's friend who turned out to be a suspect in the case. Jessica Hamer carried out the search on a police station computer when sh...

PM appoints minister to tackle misery of loneliness endured by nine million

PM appoints minister to tackle misery of loneliness endured by nine million

17 January 2018 England

A minister for loneliness has been appointed to help tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons. Theresa May has backed a series of recommendations made by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, which highlighted how wides...

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Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media

04 January 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media

Pre-teens are "ill-equipped" for the "avalanche of pressure" on social media as they head into secondary school, the Children's Comm...

Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are

14 December 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are

A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment. The app, NHSq...

Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

14 December 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

Anti-rape apps create a "climate of fear" where responsibility for gathering evidence of a sexual assault is pushed on to victims, a...

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...

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Engage: Kiri - Another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen

18 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Kiri - Another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen

A child dies. A nation mourns. The professionals gather to ask how and why. The media and the public want answers, then justice. It’s sadly an all too familiar process. With Channel 4’s new TV drama Kiri, the British public peek into the world of the soc...

Engage: West Sussex County Council - Repairing Families from the Bottom Up

11 January 2018 Engage

Engage: West Sussex County Council - Repairing Families from the Bottom Up

This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by West Sussex County Council. At West Sussex County Council we are doing something inspirational, something we are really proud of - creating a brighter future for the children and families we work with....

Engage: Supporting ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieving better inspections

10 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Supporting ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieving better inspections

Eleanor Schooling writes that it is possible for homes to support ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieve a good or better inspection outcome. Today, I want to talk about the children living in children’s homes. While the majority of childre...

Engage: Fact Check - Are there more beds available across the NHS?

08 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Fact Check - Are there more beds available across the NHS?

We have put extra funding in. There are more beds available across the system, we’ve reduced the number of delayed discharges of elderly people who would otherwise have been in NHS beds rather than in social care. British prime minister, Theresa May,...

Engage: Child sexual abuse - hearing the cry for help is not always a simple task

08 January 2018 Engage

Engage: Child sexual abuse - hearing the cry for help is not always a simple task

Child sexual abuse is on the rise in the UK with the NSPCC announcing a 31% increase in police referrals in 2017 compared to the previous year. Worryingly, this is just the tip of the iceberg as child sexual abuse is widely under-reported. My research has...

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...

Education & Training

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Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

18 January 2018

Survey aims to understand how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery

A new European survey aimed at understanding how drug addicts have achieved successful recovery has been launched. The Life in Recovery survey is part of the REC-Path project, which is investigating different types of recovery from drug ...

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

18 January 2018

University-led initiative explores use of new digital health technologies in elderly care

A block of retirement flats has become a test bed for internet-connected devices which could help improve the health of older people. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital techno...

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

18 January 2018

Project looks at whether sharing photos online can help reduce feelings of loneliness

A new research project between Oxford Brookes University and The Open University is investigating whether sharing photographs via social media mitigates loneliness in older people and enhances their wellbeing. The project, co-led by Profes...

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

10 January 2018

Researchers warn true picture of domestic violent crime could become less visible

Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University. Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive ...

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

10 January 2018

National research extended to stop young adults with ADHD slipping through net

Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Once considered to ...

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

10 January 2018

University makes 'significant step' using stinging nettles substance in cancer treatment

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed more effectively using a substance found in stinging nettles and ants, research has found. The new treatment, named JPC11, can be recycled and reused within affected cells to attack them repeatedl...

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

18 December 2017

Foundation to fund bursaries for care experienced Westminster students

The Sir John Cass’s Foundation is to fund a series of ‘Completion Bursaries’ for care experienced students - those who have spent time in care under the age of 18 - in their final year of study at the University of Westminster. A grant of £...

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...

Reports & Resources

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Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland)

19 January 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has highlighted a need for the nation’s Early Learning and Childcare sector to attract a more diverse workforce to c...

Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption – Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry

19 January 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption –  Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry

Adoption has been a particularly politicised and contentious area of public policy in recent years in the UK, perhaps most particularly in England. Po...

Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce

15 December 2017 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce

The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff, a report on the futu...

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...

New To Care

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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...

Career Advice

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How to rekindle your love for your job in social care

06 January 2018 Career Advice

How to rekindle your love for your job in social care

If you work in social care, chances are high that you once chose your profession out of a genuine desire to help other people. It’s an advantage you h...

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. ...