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A range of people with learning disabilities, and those who support them, were honoured at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards, held in Edinburgh, this past week. The Learning Disability Awards are run by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely…
A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council (pictured), said she was banned by…
The Republic of Ireland is holding a referendum on May 25 that could dramatically change its stance on abortion. Here’s a rundown of what is happening, when and why. What is Ireland voting on? The referendum is about taking action that would result in the repeal of article 40.3.3 of…
Family doctors should be able to access a Wikipedia-style information page so they can refer patients to social activities to help combat loneliness, a leading doctor has said. Meanwhile, there should be a national public campaign highlighting the issue which affects millions of Britons, according to the Royal College of…
The Welsh Government's Supporting People Programme could be at risk of letting down vulnerable and elderly people due to the confusing way it will work and uncertainty it creates for organisations charged with delivering it, according to a National Assembly committee. Worth around £125 million pounds a year the programme…
Two former detainees at a scandal-hit immigration centre have won the first stage of a High Court bid for a public inquiry into alleged "widespread abuse" by officers. The two men, identified only as MA and BB, were detained at the Brook House facility (pictured) near Gatwick Airport, run by…
Vulnerable women are being sexually exploited on an industrial scale in so-called "pop-up brothels" run by trafficking gangs, a new report has warned. The brothels, often set up in residential properties using short-term leases, allow gangs to keep ahead of police and retain control over the women, the All-Party Parliamentary…
The health watchdog has made assumptions that the standard of health and social care may deteriorate this year, one official has said. In an interview with the Health Service Journal (HSJ), outgoing boss Sir David Behan said the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had adjusted its 2018/19 plans to anticipate more…
Social care can be a stressful job, and stress at work can lead to errors, misjudgements, low morale and sickness absence if it’s not managed properly. Building the resilience of your staff will help them to deal with stress and cope better under pressure - it’s a core skill that…
Britain's first anti-slavery commissioner has taken a swipe at the Home Office as it emerged he is to stand down. Kevin Hyland was appointed by then-home secretary Theresa May in 2014 to spearhead the UK's efforts to tackle modern slavery. In a letter to Mrs May advising her of his…
A double-decker bus offering refuge to rough sleepers in Windsor has been impounded ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, a charity has said. Thames Valley Police said the The Ark Project's 10-bed bus was seized from the town centre on Thursday due to an issue with the driver's…
A report which looks at the way in which the integration of health and social care is impacting on the workforce in Wales has been published. Commissioned by public services trade union UNISON, and written by the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC), which is based at the…
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