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A new set of information and awareness resources around the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 on the Information and Learning Hub. The materials consist of a PowerPoint presentation, which provides an overview of the Act and what it means for the social care sector, and four…
A new film by Health Education England highlights the importance of person-centred care in enabling people in care homes to live well with dementia. The film, Finding Patience – The Later Years, continues to follow Patience and her family, who we were introduced to in the film Finding Patience, as…
Dementia sufferers face a postcode lottery in the standard of care available to them, campaigners have warned. The best and worst performing areas for dementia prevention and care in England have been revealed by the Department of Health's new "Dementia Atlas", which lays bare stark regional disparities in the quality…
Presentations from a recent University of Bedfordshire research forum on child sexual exploitation have been made available to download. The event with the theme 'Listening to Children and Young People' took place on July 18 and was hosted by the University's International Centre. Presentations can be viewed below. Carron Fox…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills…
Following major legislative changes in Wales over the last five years, the Care Council for Wales (CCW) have announced they have updated three Early years and Childcare resources to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose. Recruiting Well, Inducting Well and Supervising/ Appraising Well - See more at: http://www.ccwales.org.uk/news/2016/07/26/early-years-and-childcare-exciting-new-developments/#sthash.TGIG9xOp.dpuf Employers are now being…
Scotland's care homes are being encouraged to support older people to enjoy and participate in the creative arts.That was the message from the Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s social care scrutiny and improvement body as it today launched a major campaign to ensure people living in care homes are able to enjoy…
A new learning resource which has the potential to “shake up practices” within Welsh social care services has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. 'Positive Approaches: Reducing Restrictive Practices in Social Care' aims to provide an understanding of how to work using positive and proactive approaches and reduce…
Mental health continues to be in the headlines. To support the agenda for better mental health, the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and NHS Benchmarking have been running a series of masterclasses for mental health commissioners and…
The Care Inspectorate has launched a new good practice resource full of information on how best to prevent and manage falls. It will be distributed to every care home in Scotland and help them minimise the risk of falls, and better support people who do experience a fall. The social…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a new Appreciative Inquiry resource pack in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as part of their work to support health and social care integration. What is Appreciative Inquiry? Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to creating and sustaining organisation change which…
With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. RiPfA has been examining current social work practice and talking to carers about the changes needed, as part…
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