Engage https://careappointments.co.uk Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:56:50 +0000 en-gb Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43347-engage-how-promoting-a-healthy-lifestyle-can-boost-your-care-workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43347-engage-how-promoting-a-healthy-lifestyle-can-boost-your-care-workforce Engage: How promoting a healthy lifestyle can boost your care workforce
Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercise around their work.…
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Engage Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:06:48 +0000
Engage: 'I only want one room to sleep in'- homeless tell of life on the streets https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43193-engage-i-only-want-one-room-to-sleep-in-homeless-tell-of-life-on-the-streets https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43193-engage-i-only-want-one-room-to-sleep-in-homeless-tell-of-life-on-the-streets Engage: 'I only want one room to sleep in'- homeless tell of life on the streets
Sitting near Leicester Square in central London trying to scrape together £9 from passers-by in order to get a hostel room, Steve is just one of thousands sleeping rough on England's streets. The 39-year-old from South Shields said he became homeless four years ago when his son died, adding: "I…
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Engage Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:03:18 +0000
Engage: Kiri - Another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43135-engage-kiri-another-unrealistic-and-damaging-portrayal-of-social-workers-on-screen https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43135-engage-kiri-another-unrealistic-and-damaging-portrayal-of-social-workers-on-screen 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 social worker at the…
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Engage Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:12:54 +0000
Engage: West Sussex County Council - Repairing Families from the Bottom Up https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43098-engage-west-sussex-county-council-repairing-families-from-the-bottom-up https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43098-engage-west-sussex-county-council-repairing-families-from-the-bottom-up 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. At the heart of our strategic…
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Engage Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:34:51 +0000
Engage: Supporting ‘hard-to-place’ children and still achieving better inspections https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43092-engage-supporting-hard-to-place-children-and-still-achieving-better-inspections https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43092-engage-supporting-hard-to-place-children-and-still-achieving-better-inspections 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 children looked after live in foster placements, around one in 12 children…
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Engage Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:22:40 +0000
Engage: Fact Check - Are there more beds available across the NHS? https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43071-engage-fact-check-are-there-more-beds-available-across-the-nhs https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43071-engage-fact-check-are-there-more-beds-available-across-the-nhs 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, in comments to the BBC on January 3.…
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Engage Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:38:48 +0000
Engage: Child sexual abuse - hearing the cry for help is not always a simple task https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43070-engage-child-sexual-abuse-hearing-the-cry-for-help-is-not-always-a-simple-task https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/43070-engage-child-sexual-abuse-hearing-the-cry-for-help-is-not-always-a-simple-task 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 revealed that a major…
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Engage Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:47:10 +0000
Engage: Growing the social care workforce - Top 5 things we have learnt in Essex https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42894-engage-growing-the-social-care-workforce-top-5-things-we-have-learnt-in-essex https://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’ https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42853-engage-record-high-section-47s-leave-vulnerable-children-facing-generational-trauma https://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 https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42840-engage-a-partnership-approach-to-supporting-social-workers-to-access-research https://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 https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42776-with-lowest-proportion-of-children-in-care-can-northern-irish-model-be-used-across-uk https://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 https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42742-engage-perversion-that-challenges-nurturing-notion-of-motherhood https://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
Awards: Finalists & Regional Winners Announced For Our Health Heroes https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42726-awards-uk-finalists-regional-winners-announced-for-our-health-heroes https://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
Engage: The future of care home provision in the UK https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42560-engage-the-future-of-care-home-provision-in-the-uk https://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
Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire https://careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42440-engage-how-to-create-the-working-environment-care-professionals-desire https://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