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A new resource to make sure health and social care workers in Wales are confident they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide high quality care has been launched yesterday in Cardiff. The 'All Wales induction framework for health and social care' aims to help workers: Better understand their…
‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr Olinda Santin from Queen’s University Belfast, who found that cancer caregivers have poorer health compared to caregivers of other chronic conditions. The project, led by Queen’s University Belfast…
A major health data resource will be able to dramatically expand potential research into mental disorders after receiving responses from thousands of members of the public on mental health. UK Biobank originally recruited 500,000 volunteers whose health data is used in scientific research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment…
Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and…
This report provides an overview of the evaluation of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme in England 2014 to 2016. The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme aimed to: increase the quality of services so that children who need help from the social care system have better life chances help local…
Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more men are accessing care services, adult social care employers need to recruit a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people they support. Research by Business in…
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 reducing a fiscal deficit. This economic challenge has been the catalyst…
These publications provide advice for people who have been asked to speak in public about their personal experiences of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues, and the organisations that may be supporting them. The Guide To Speaking Publicly is aimed at individuals considering an invitation to speak. It aims…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers. The guidance provides advice for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice, which sets out the expected behaviours and values of the workforce. It focuses on…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has mapped out a specific set of knowledge and skills for social work with older people, and a pathway for social workers to develop these skills to ensure older people are receiving the best service possible. Launched at the National Children and Adult…
I•ROC wellbeing, a subsidiary company of Scottish mental health charity Penumbra, has launched a powerful set of digital mental health recovery tools. The pioneering digital toolkit is a means for health and social care practitioners to measure the recovery journey of people they support. This allows organisations to generate immediate…
Social Care Wales has today published a toolkit to support the sector to help older people remain independent in their communities for longer. The toolkit is aimed at practitioners who work with older people in the community, as well as planners and commissioners of care and support services for older…
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