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Care for elderly and disabled 'in crisis' as providers increasingly pull out of contracts

07 December 2016 England

Care for elderly and disabled 'in crisis' as providers increasingly pull out of contracts

Companies that provide care to the elderly and disabled are increasingly handing back contracts to local authorities because they are not being paid enough, the leader of the health regulator in England has said. The problem arises mostly with smaller provide...

MPs warn privatisation plans for social care could take away vulnerable children's rights

06 December 2016 England

MPs warn privatisation plans for social care could take away vulnerable children's rights

Government plans to boost innovation in children's social care risk privatising services and taking away vulnerable children's rights, MPs have warned. Senior Tory and Labour MPs have raised fears about the so-called "power to innovate" clauses in the Childre...

Competition watchdog to probe care homes over shock bills and hidden charges

02 December 2016 England

Competition watchdog to probe care homes over shock bills and hidden charges

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and "hidden" charges. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into the sector...

Andy Burnham suggests Downing Street blocked social care funding package

02 December 2016 England

Andy Burnham suggests Downing Street blocked social care funding package

Downing Street may have blocked a new funding package for social care services ahead of the Autumn Statement, Andy Burnham has claimed. Labour's former health secretary said councils had been led to believe that money for care services would be made available...

Charity warns of homeless crisis as more than 250,000 have no permanent home

01 December 2016 England

Charity warns of homeless crisis as more than 250,000 have no permanent home

More than a quarter of a million people in England are homeless, according to analysis from Shelter. The charity, releasing figures to mark its 50th anniversary on Thursday, calculated that there are almost 255,000 people with no permanent home across the cou...

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Terminally ill children should be asked about 'life ambitions', new NICE guidance

Terminally ill children should be asked about 'life ambitions', new NICE guidance

07 December 2016 England

Children and young people with life-limiting illnesses should be asked if they have a wishlist of achievements they want to accomplish, health officials have said. Medics or care workers developing care plans for youngsters should ask...

Grandparents criticise social services staff who were unable to trace them

Grandparents criticise social services staff who were unable to trace them

07 December 2016 England

A couple who have lost a High Court fight over the care of their granddaughter criticised council social services staff who were unable to find them when the youngster was born. They did not discover the youngster, now two, existed un...

Stepmothers struggling over relationship with stepchildren, study finds

Stepmothers struggling over relationship with stepchildren, study finds

07 December 2016 England

Stepmothers have more problems getting on with their stepchildren than men do, research has found. About 65% of stepfathers reported good relationships with their stepchildren compared with 57% of stepmothers, according to the Happy F...

Self-harm a black hole at the heart of the NHS, warns health minister

Self-harm a black hole at the heart of the NHS, warns health minister

07 December 2016 England

Young people who self-harm have been fundamentally let down by successive governments, a health minister has acknowledged in the Lords. Lord Prior of Brampton said the "appalling" level of self-harm among children and young people is ...

Local Cancer Alliances to share £200m pot for innovative care

Local Cancer Alliances to share £200m pot for innovative care

07 December 2016 England

Health authorities with the best ideas for stopping potential cancer patients "bouncing between GPs and hospitals" are to be given a share of a £200 million funding pot. NHS England has made the funds available to regional Cancer Alli...

'Claudia's Law' urged to help families control affairs of missing people

'Claudia's Law' urged to help families control affairs of missing people

07 December 2016 England

A "Claudia's Law" to give families greater control over the affairs of missing people could be introduced in memory of the chef Claudia Lawrence. Ms Lawrence disappeared on her way to work at the University of York in March 2009, and ...

Prison suicide rate prompts pledge of extra mental health support

Prison suicide rate prompts pledge of extra mental health support

07 December 2016 England

Prisons will be helped to access mental health services seven days a week, the Government has suggested amid concerns over high suicide rates among inmates. Justice Secretary Liz Truss said help would be offered to Lincoln prison to s...

Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named

Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named

06 December 2016 England

A family court judge has ruled that the public cannot be told the name of a council criticised over the way social services staff handled a case in which a woman accused her former partner of sexually abusing their son. Recorder Clive...

Thousands of learning disability care jobs at risk over National Living Wage rises

Thousands of learning disability care jobs at risk over National Living Wage rises

06 December 2016 England

Tens of thousands of people who care for people with learning disabilities could face losing their jobs unless more money is pumped into the sector, a charity has warned. By 2020, rises in the National Living Wage (NLW) will add an ex...

Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

06 December 2016 England

Police used Tasers when dealing with children at least 538 times last year and fired them on 43 of those occasions, according to a new report. The total number includes occasions when officers drew their Taser, aimed it at a child, or...

NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted', say campaign group

NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted', say campaign group

06 December 2016 England

NHS whistleblowers face being "fired, gagged and blacklisted" while disclosures go uninvestigated due to the healthcare regulator's lack of powers and resources, a group of doctors, staff and patients has warned. The Care Quality Comm...

Judges voice concern over jailing of grandmother in social services dispute

Judges voice concern over jailing of grandmother in social services dispute

06 December 2016 England

Senior judges have raised concerns about a case in which a 71-year-old grandmother was given a six-month jail term after social services bosses complained she had breached orders made in the Court of Protection. Teresa Kirk, of Bright...

Sturgeon in £2.5m cancer care pledge as she opens international conference

Sturgeon in £2.5m cancer care pledge as she opens international conference

06 December 2016 Scotland

The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon made the pledge as she opened the Teenage Cancer Trust's ninth international conference in Edinbu...

Some restraint techniques used in youth justice system 'could kill children'

Some restraint techniques used in youth justice system 'could kill children'

06 December 2016 England

An internal Ministry of Justice (MoJ) assessment of restraint used against children and teenagers in young offenders institutions and secure training centres found that some techniques could kill or leave them disabled, it has been rep...

Ministers plan to merge health, local government and parliamentary ombudsmans

Ministers plan to merge health, local government and parliamentary ombudsmans

06 December 2016 England

The health, local government and parliamentary ombudsmans are to be merged to streamline the complaints system, the Government has said. The new public services ombudsman will champion improvements to the handling of complaints, Cabin...

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Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

02 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Artificial intelligence toolkit spots new child sexual abuse media online

New artificial intelligence software designed to spot new child sexual abuse media online could help police catch child abusers. ...

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

01 December 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: NISCC Domiciliary Care Toolkit App gets refresh with latest practice info

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning...

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

25 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Police Scotland launch online form for victims of stalking

A new form which enables stalking victims to report the crime online has been launched. Police Scotland hopes the form will encoura...

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

16 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Online breath test launched to help detect lung disease

A charity has set up an "online breath test" which can help detect lung problems. People who get out of breath doing every day task...

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

02 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Improvements to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, prac...

Webwatch: New online treatment trialled to tackle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

01 November 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: New online treatment trialled to tackle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A disabling disease which drains energy out of sufferers is to be tackled with a new online treatment trial of more than 700 childre...

Webwatch: Cora - Virtual nurse on smartphones and tablets aims to prevent heart attacks

20 October 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Cora - Virtual nurse on smartphones and tablets aims to prevent heart attacks

A virtual nurse named Cora could save lives by preventing heart attacks, research suggests. The interactive avatar, on all smartpho...

Webwatch: Meaningful and Measurable - focus on personal outcomes in health & social care

12 October 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Meaningful and Measurable - focus on personal outcomes in health & social care

Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought...

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Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

06 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Adult Principal Social Worker Network - Valuing Hospital Social Work

This December 7th we will see a national day of celebration for Hospital social work, the practice and the social workers that make it happen. As we again enter into the period of high pressure on our social care services and staff it would be great to re...

Engage: Making Connections - The role of early help in social care

01 December 2016 Engage

Engage: Making Connections - The role of early help in social care

One of the key points made in the recently published ADCS report, Pillars & Foundations: Next practice in children’s services, was a call for the sector to become much more proactive in delivering early help. Underlining this was a recommendation for a gr...

Engage: How paedophiles speak to children online

30 November 2016 Engage

Engage: How paedophiles speak to children online

The internet has transformed our lives. As of July 2016, around 40% of the world’s population was online – that’s nearly 3.5 billion internet users. Since it was created, the web has gone from being a simple tool used to share and distribute informatio...

Engage: What social care employers need to know about zero hours contracts

18 November 2016 Engage

Engage: What social care employers need to know about zero hours contracts

The number of care workers on zero-hours contracts has jumped from one in 10 of the sector’s workforce to one in seven in the past year, according to an analysis of official data. There is no specific legal definition of zero hour contracts however they ...

Engage: Recruitment - Radical solutions to the ageing ‘care crisis’

18 November 2016 Engage

Engage: Recruitment - Radical solutions to the ageing ‘care crisis’

When hair-dressing or estate agency are booming we hear about the benefits. When social care is booming, we only tend to hear about the costs. The miracle of longevity is translated as the ‘care crisis’. However, there is a chance to make ageing the catal...

Engage: In praise of those providing care and support in Wales

17 November 2016 Engage

Engage: In praise of those providing care and support in Wales

Children and adults with disabilities and health conditions, no matter how complex, want to receive their care and support at home and in their local communities. This is what is important to them. There are many families in Wales providing unpaid care a...

Engage: What it really feels like when a loved one goes missing

10 November 2016 Engage

Engage: What it really feels like when a loved one goes missing

Each year, more than 250,000 missing person reports are made to the police in the UK alone. The loss can have a profound emotional effect on the families left behind, but their experiences are relatively little understood. Alongside colleagues from the c...

Engage: New Cardiff office will give voice to victims and survivors of sexual abuse

26 October 2016 Engage

Engage: New Cardiff office will give voice to victims and survivors of sexual abuse

I am delighted to be opening the Inquiry office in Wales this week and speaking directly with some of the organisations who provide support for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. I’m attending as Chair of the Inquiry and along with the three me...

Engage: Child migrants taken to Britain - now they need support and psychological care

24 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Child migrants taken to Britain - now they need support and psychological care

Hundreds of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are being taken to Britain, moved from a camp in Calais, northern France, as its closure begins. There were 387 unaccompanied minors in the French refugee camp known as “the Jungle” with links to the UK and t...

Engage: Sexuality and social work - how is the social worker doing?

24 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Sexuality and social work - how is the social worker doing?

For more than 10 years now I have been working as a social worker assisting sex workers. Humanitas PMW in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is a NGO that offers specialized support to anyone who makes or made money with sex, irrespective of for example the type...

Engage: Kindness Matters - Exploring the power of everyday words and actions

12 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Kindness Matters - Exploring the power of everyday words and actions

Gradually it comes into focus, when you step back from the routine. Words and acts of kindness – even very small – are part of what makes us human and makes our lives liveable. The Carnegie UK Trust/Joseph Rowntree Foundation collaboration to find out mor...

Engage: Moving Forward: Flexible pathway supporting young autistic people into employment

11 October 2016 Engage

Engage: Moving Forward: Flexible pathway supporting young autistic people into employment

The National Autistic Society Scotland - Moving Forward team, give an insight into how their project supports young autistic people into employment, further education or volunteering opportunities. The Moving Forward project is funded by the Big Lottery ...

Education & Training

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Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

02 December 2016

Researchers explore extent of mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness

The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-...

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

01 December 2016

Edge Hill lecturer helps unveil new plan to give young offenders a voice

Edge Hill University lecturer, Sean Creaney, has helped unveil a new plan to give young offenders a voice in their punishment. Sean, a lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour, advised the Youth Justice Board on their new P...

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

30 November 2016

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in Th...

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

25 November 2016

University host former Royal chef on how to cook for people with dementia

A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at...

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

18 November 2016

DMU student's film shows her triumph over Asperger's syndrome

A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student has launched a campaign to show that having Asperger’s syndrome should pose no barriers to living a full and happy life. Jenny Brooks - who was diagnosed at the age of 13 - wants others with...

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

18 November 2016

Acclaimed author to offer insight into manic depression at Wolverhampton lecture

An acclaimed author will give a guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton next week, discussing issues around her latest book, which documents a year-long episode of manic depression. Jay Griffiths’ newest work, Tristimania: A Diary...

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

18 November 2016

University of Kent to host conference addressing challenges facing child refugees

As the number of displaced children around the world reaches historic levels, experts who work with child refugees will gather at the University of Kent next week.  Held in the Darwin conference centre on Thursday 24 November, Child Refu...

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

11 November 2016

DMU students play leading role in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence

The powerful role of theatre in educating people on sexual and domestic violence and abuse is being demonstrated by a Drama student and alumni from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) today. Calum Harris, Kirsty Murno and Edward Spence ...

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

02 November 2016

Alzheimer’s 'Champion' launches dementia-inspired art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam

National Champion for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Lee Pearse, is holding an art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University in November, revolving around the theme of dementia. ‘All Our Brains’ is a free exhibition that will be running as par...

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

02 November 2016

Migrant and refugee stories to ‘come to life’ through University of Gloucestershire-led project

The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Stor...

Cancer survivors sought for international study on the emotional impact of the disease

27 October 2016

Cancer survivors sought for international study on the emotional impact of the disease

Researchers investigating the emotional impact of cancer are looking for people affected by the disease to take part in an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health, the...

Sheffield Hallam priased for commitment to supporting care leavers

27 October 2016

Sheffield Hallam priased for commitment to supporting care leavers

Sheffield Hallam University has become one of the first universities in the country to sign up to the Care Leavers' Covenant, to demonstrate its commitment to support young people who have experienced the care system. The Care Leavers' ...

Liverpool Hope social work student reflects on Palestinian field trip

26 October 2016

Liverpool Hope social work student reflects on Palestinian field trip

Final year Liverpool Hope University social work student Carol Robinson reflects on her experiences in Palestine during a trip with the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Why Palestine? Is the question I was asked most.  My reas...

Virtual College announce free online training resources to tackle sepsis crisis

25 October 2016

Virtual College announce free online training resources to tackle sepsis crisis

The Virtual College, working with the UK Sepsis Trust, has announced the development of free online training resources to help tackle the sepsis crisis. Sepsis claims 44,000 lives annually in the UK and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 bi...

New national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework announced

12 October 2016

New national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework announced

Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England and Skills for Care, have announced a new national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will be launched on the 26th of October, 2016. The framework is ...

Eight-week study announced to assess impact of ADHD drug on young offenders

12 October 2016

Eight-week study announced to assess impact of ADHD drug on young offenders

A new study led by researchers from King’s College London, the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, will investigate whether a drug called methylphenidate (MPH) reduces symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A...

University lecturer recognised with double award for contribution to Autism

11 October 2016

University lecturer recognised with double award for contribution to Autism

Dr Luke Beardon from Sheffield Hallam University's Autism Centre has won two awards at the inaugural UK Autism Hero Awards. Organised by the Anna Kennedy Online Charity, the Autism Hero Awards has been created to showcase the excellence ...

One week left to register for Lancaster University MOOC on Palliative Care

11 October 2016

One week left to register for Lancaster University MOOC on Palliative Care

Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey. Four years ago, Lancaster University ...

Chair takes position at new Professorship with focus on mental health nursing in Essex

11 October 2016

Chair takes position at new Professorship with focus on mental health nursing in Essex

Professor Fiona Nolan has taken up her position as Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research at the University of Essex. The new Professorship, in the School of Health and Human Sciences at E...

Liverpool Hope to host distinguished lecture series examining future of UK social work

04 October 2016

Liverpool Hope to host distinguished lecture series examining future of UK social work

The future of social work in the UK and how it contributes to the world around us will be discussed in a series of new distinguished lectures at Liverpool Hope University. Beginning on Wednesay 5th October, the series will bring some of th...

Research to explore final year social work students understanding of real-life scenarios

03 October 2016

Research to explore final year social work students understanding of real-life scenarios

New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research ...

De Montfort researchers explore benefits of mindfulness to people with long-term conditions

30 September 2016

De Montfort researchers explore benefits of mindfulness to people with long-term conditions

A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what i...

Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

27 September 2016

Early Years degree recognised as a leader in field of early years education and practice

A University of South Wales (USW) course has been recognised as a leader in the field of early years education and practice. The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has recommended that USW’s BA Early Years Education and Practice (with Earl...

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

27 September 2016

City and Guilds approve Diploma in Adult Care qualification in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced that the City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved and is now on the City and Guilds list of approved qualifications for Northern Irelan...

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

23 September 2016

University of York to invest £500K in student mental health support

The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being. The in...

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

23 September 2016

Academics hail impact of podcasts on global discussion of palliative care

A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally. MCPCIL was formed in 2004 and is a partnership between the University ...

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

23 September 2016

Childhood studies graduate recognised for inspirational commitment

One of Sunderland’s most inspirational adult learners has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for her achievements. A graduate of both the University’s Childhood Studies degree course, and Sunderland City Council’s ‘Next Steps’...

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

16 September 2016

New MA Early Childhood Studies by distance learning introduced by London Met

New to the 2016 academic year, MA Early Childhood Studies is part of London Met’s distance learning programme where students are able to complete their studies whilst working, or even whilst living in a different country. This was true...

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

15 September 2016

Academic study links recessions to suicides and mental health problems

A recent study from academics at City, University of London has shown that the 2008 recession in Europe was associated with adverse health outcomes, as the crisis was linked to an increase in the number of suicides and mental health problem...

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

15 September 2016

Death and dying explored at major social work conference

An understanding of death is at the heart of social work practice through direct interaction with the dying and their families, encountering bereaved service users, and with the risk of death across safeguarding procedures for children and ...

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

09 September 2016

Addiction and substance misuse module open for applications at RGU

A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of hea...

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

02 September 2016

Gething to give keynote speech at University of South Wales conference on dementia

Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, is to give a keynote speech at an event focusing on dementia. The University of South Wales (USW) is hosting the #USWDEM16 Conference on Sept...

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

17 August 2016

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-A...

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

06 August 2016

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

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 Learnin...

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

05 August 2016

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

A scoping study, aiming to explore the feasibility of establishing a new national family justice observatory, is being led by a team from Lancaster University. The scoping study was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation as part of its wo...

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

28 July 2016

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject of male victims of domestic violence. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, thinks more should be done to sup...

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Consultation: Improving the recruitment & retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales

02 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Improving the recruitment & retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the ...

Report: First report published on out of area placements for mental health patients

02 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: First report published on out of area placements for mental health patients

NHS Digital has today published initial provisional figures from a new interim data collection which captures details on mental health patients being ...

Report: Care Inspectorate - Early learning and childcare statistics 2015

01 December 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Care Inspectorate - Early learning and childcare statistics 2015

The Care Inspectorate has published early learning and childcare statistics for Scotland, showing how early learning and childcare is available for ch...

Poetry: The View from Here Project - A Social Carers Week

30 November 2016 Reports & Resources

Poetry: The View from Here Project - A Social Carers Week

The View from Here project are seeking contributions from practitioners to express their experiences of working in social services through poetry. T...

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1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

30 November 2016 New To Care

1,000 student nurses to train on the job under apprenticeship scheme

Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plan...

Care provider to recruit 25 care assistants at Jobs Fair in Guildford

24 November 2016 New To Care

Care provider to recruit 25 care assistants at Jobs Fair in Guildford

People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week.  Learning a variety of ...

QMU graduate offers insight into career as a Music Therapist

23 November 2016 New To Care

QMU graduate offers insight into career as a Music Therapist

If you've ever considered a career in Music Therapy or wondered what career routes might be available, then this is sure to interest you. Here we explore the MSc in...

Bupa care assistant recognised with Apprentice of the Year award

20 October 2016 New To Care

Bupa care assistant recognised with Apprentice of the Year award

Care assistant, Julie White, has been named Health & Social Care ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at a prestigious national apprenticeship award ceremony held at the Tower o...

Career Advice

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Jobseekers scuppering prospects with 'silly mistakes', survey warns

27 October 2016 Career Advice

Jobseekers scuppering prospects with 'silly mistakes', survey warns

Jobseekers are ruining their chances of finding work by arriving late for interviews, or even lying and swearing when meeting prospective employers, a...

Age discrimination 'still an issue' for most older jobseekers, study reveals

21 October 2016 Career Advice

Age discrimination 'still an issue' for most older jobseekers, study reveals

Most older people have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer because of their age, a new study shows. Research by totaljobs revealed t...

New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

13 September 2016 Career Advice

New study finds jobseekers 'spending nearly £150 on every interview'

Jobseekers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on interviews, including buying new clothes and having a haircut, a new study shows. Totaljobs said...

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

09 September 2016 Career Advice

Career Advice: Six steps to finding fulfilment at work

We all love the idea of having a fulfilling career in theory, yet not enough of us pursue what they really want to do. Despite this, it is actually po...