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BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers

22 September 2017 England

BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers

With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) have launched a new campaign to improve professional working conditions.The recent UK Social Workers: Working Condit...

Social workers under 'intense pressure' to ration care for vulnerable and elderly

20 September 2017 England

Social workers under 'intense pressure' to ration care for vulnerable and elderly

Social workers are facing "intense pressure" to ration social care for some of the most vulnerable people in society, a report has claimed. Local authorities are "scrabbling" to fulfil their duties to provide care to the most vulnerable with "grossly insuffic...

Multi-agency report warns 'far too little' being done to prevent child domestic abuse

19 September 2017 England

Multi-agency report warns 'far too little' being done to prevent child domestic abuse

"Far too little" is being done to prevent child domestic abuse and repair the lasting damage it does, a report has found. The second of a two-part "targeted area inspection" focused on the child protection practices of six local authorities: Hounslow, Hampshi...

Council boss apologises for 'unforgivable' failings in Cyril Smith abuse probe

19 September 2017 England

Council boss apologises for 'unforgivable' failings in Cyril Smith abuse probe

Rochdale Council's chief executive has apologised for the authority's "unforgivable" response to concerns about sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked to the late politician Cyril Smith. Smith was the subject of sex abuse allegations and investi...

Foster care couples home raided in connection with Parsons Green bombing suspects

18 September 2017 England

Foster care couples home raided in connection with Parsons Green bombing suspects

Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed. An 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a tube train, and a 21-year-old were both ar...

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Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody

Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody

22 September 2017 England

Council leaders are calling for urgent action to ensure children and teenagers held in youth custody are safe. The Local Government Association wants the Government to publish a clear action plan to improve conditions in young offende...

Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns

Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns

22 September 2017 England

Access to legal aid should be significantly expanded amid concerns people are being denied access to justice, a report commissioned by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership has said. The Bach Commission - a panel of legal experts ch...

Call for Deputy First Minister to clarify proposed changes to Named Person policy

Call for Deputy First Minister to clarify proposed changes to Named Person policy

22 September 2017 Scotland

MSPs have called for clarity on proposed changes to the controversial named person policy following criticism from lawyers and health workers. Holyrood's Education Committee has written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney to seek mo...

Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness

Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness

21 September 2017 England

The vast majority of councils and housing associations believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research. The research by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the University...

CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes

CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes

21 September 2017 England

The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2...

Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse

Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse

21 September 2017 Scotland

Changes to domestic abuse law which would criminalise emotional and psychological abuse have been backed unanimously by a committee of MSPs. The Justice Committee agreed to the general principles of new legislation from the Scottish G...

'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people

'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people

21 September 2017 England

A judge in a specialist court has made a landmark decision which will have implications for relatives of terminally ill people, lawyers say. Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that a 50-year-old woman who had suffered from Huntington's di...

Research on role of notorious Alzheimer's gene could offer hope of treatment

Research on role of notorious Alzheimer's gene could offer hope of treatment

21 September 2017 England

New research on the role of a notorious Alzheimer's gene variant could pave the way to treatments that slow down or halt the disease. Scientists found that the mutant gene, ApoE4, is directly linked to brain damage caused by knots of ...

Police should use de-escalation techniques on people with mental health problems, IPCC

Police should use de-escalation techniques on people with mental health problems, IPCC

21 September 2017 England

Police officers should not restrain people suspected of suffering from mental health problems, the police watchdog has said. They should instead use containment and de-escalation techniques when dealing with members of the public who ...

BMA warn of workforce 'crisis' as fewer people choosing to be doctors in NHS

BMA warn of workforce 'crisis' as fewer people choosing to be doctors in NHS

21 September 2017 England

Patient care in the NHS could suffer because of a workforce "crisis" among doctors, leading medics have warned. Fewer people are choosing to enter medicine or remain in the NHS as doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) said. ...

Care home resident waited three hours for ambulance after swallowing bleach tablets

Care home resident waited three hours for ambulance after swallowing bleach tablets

21 September 2017 England

A care home resident who died after eating bleach tablets that looked like mints waited more than three hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, an inquest has heard. Diabetic dementia patient Joe Serginson, 85, grabbed a tub f...

Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry reports back

Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry reports back

21 September 2017 England

Two victims of abuse in Rochdale fear they will not live to see the outcome of the far-reaching child sexual abuse inquiry, their counsel has said. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will look at allegations of th...

Judge criticises lack of support for vulnerable woman who faced 'extreme abuse'

Judge criticises lack of support for vulnerable woman who faced 'extreme abuse'

21 September 2017 England

A family court judge has raised concern about the lack of support offered to a woman with a low IQ who suffered "extreme abuse". Judge Stephen Wildblood said the woman, who was in her mid-20s and had an IQ of 66, had not been offered ...

More women buying abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care

More women buying abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care

21 September 2017 England

British women are seeking abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care, research suggests. A new study in the journal Contraception found some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning traditional routes such as the NH...

Search begins for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

Search begins for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

21 September 2017 Wales

The Welsh Government has announced their search has started for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner. Created in 2008, the role of Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is the independent voice and champion for older people aged 60...

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Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers

21 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers

A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedb...

Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course

14 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course

The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing pr...

Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'

14 September 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert h...

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

30 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia

A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Her...

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

08 August 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership

The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensu...

Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

21 July 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool

Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the su...

Webwatch: National Social Services Search - Sector information quickly and easily

04 July 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: National Social Services Search -  Sector information quickly and easily

Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the i...

Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile

30 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile

Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly co...

Engage: Comment & Opinion

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Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire

11 September 2017 Engage

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 con...

Engage: Expo explores a new era of care

04 September 2017 Engage

Engage: Expo explores a new era of care

This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working mo...

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

04 September 2017 Engage

Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…

If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer?   Social Care Wales is currently consulting on ou...

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

03 August 2017 Engage

Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place

Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place?  The quick answer is that successive ...

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference

Breaking a bone can make everyday activities particularly tricky. Especially when it’s your dominant arm and you live alone. Just ask Mrs Bennet who badly broke her right arm last year. But thanks to a close group of good friends and a little help from...

Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand

17 July 2017 Engage

Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand

Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will incr...

Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people

28 June 2017 Engage

Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people

More and more is being done to raise awareness of mental health problems at a public and policy level, and understandably so. One in six adults in the UK has a common mental health condition, and one in 20 adults has thought of taking their own life at so...

Engage: After the election - The voice of social work and social workers

19 June 2017 Engage

Engage: After the election - The voice of social work and social workers

The largely unexpected election results have led to a much stronger opposition in Westminster, mainly through the increase in Labour seats. The result, which also saw the collapse of the UKIP vote, is being widely interpreted as a shift in public mood aga...

Engage: Our journey to provide residential services in the Highlands

07 June 2017 Engage

Engage: Our journey to provide residential services in the Highlands

Buying a house is, experts agree, the single most stressful thing any of us will ever do. Finding and securing the perfect property is, we are told, more fraught than getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, losing a job or becoming bankrupt. It...

Engage: How to settle social care funding once and for all

31 May 2017 Engage

Engage: How to settle social care funding once and for all

Branding it a “dementia tax” was inspired – opponents of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto railed against its fundamentally unfair proposals for dealing with the social care costs of increasing numbers of old people with dementia. Theresa May’s ...

Engage: Foster Care - The heart of our care system

19 May 2017 Engage

Engage: Foster Care - The heart of our care system

There’s a common myth that does the rounds in the run-up to all elections. We’ve all heard it: the belief that the work of local authorities grinds to a halt in a bid to remain independent and unbiased so that we don’t fall foul of the Purdah Police! “Yo...

Engage: British Association of Social Workers - Manifesto for Social Work

16 May 2017 Engage

Engage: British Association of Social Workers - Manifesto for Social Work

The British Association of Social Workers have produced a Manifesto for Social Work that they hope the next government will fulfill following the general election. Here BASW Chair Guy Shennan and CEO Ruth Allen explain more: "BASW has produced a manifest...

Education & Training

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University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

20 September 2017

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been devel...

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

18 September 2017

Large-scale clinical trial to examine care strategies for preventing falls at home

A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily Falling in elderly people is a common problem, with almost 50% of those over the age o...

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

18 September 2017

Dundee University awarded £2m grant for 'innovative' cancer research

A university has been awarded a £2 million grant to pursue an "innovative" strand of research into cancer. Professor Karim Labib and his team at the University of Dundee will explore the role one of the most fundamental processes in cell b...

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

11 September 2017

Participants required to inform pioneering study on young onset dementia

An innovative study to improve the diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families is seeking participants to further research in this area. The Angela Project, dedicated to Angela a lady with youn...

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

08 September 2017

Study of teens with severe conduct disorder reveals emotion recognition difficulties

Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and are less likely to look at people's eyes, a study has found. Researchers used eye-tracking methods to investigate why teenagers with conduct diso...

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

05 September 2017

Leeds researchers establish links between lack of sleep and poor mental wellbeing

Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found that those who got less than five hours a night found it difficult to function eff...

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

02 September 2017

Academic recognised by PM with award for campaigning work with autistic children

Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis has been chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to receive the 765th Points of Light award for her campaigning to get autistic children involved in sports and recreation activities. Theresa May said: "Through your campa...

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

23 August 2017

New students encouraged to get meningitis vaccine after 'rapid' rise in cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug. Health leaders are encouraging soon-to-be university students to get the vaccin...

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

01 August 2017

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have worse outcomes, study finds

Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large populatio...

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

21 July 2017

Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems

Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and i...

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

18 July 2017

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scal...

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

18 July 2017

Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme

Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership betwe...

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

29 June 2017

Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme

Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third se...

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

28 June 2017

Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading

A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference ...

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

28 June 2017

Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism

New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will...

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

23 June 2017

Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch

An innovative and exciting new collaboration was celebrated this week with the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Fo...

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

23 June 2017

Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients

Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients ...

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

23 June 2017

Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration

A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoner...

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

23 June 2017

University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care

Sheffield Robotics and CATCH (Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare), both part of the University of Sheffield, will open their labs so members of the public can see the latest developments and hear from world-renowned ac...

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

20 June 2017

£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. The funding will be used for a national collaboration led ...

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

20 June 2017

University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers

A scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers will run for a second year following a successful pilot, the University of Bristol has announced. Introduced last year, the Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme offers support towards the co...

UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

20 June 2017

UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at University of the West of Scotland’s Institute for Care and Practice Improvement had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Dewar has been awarded an Of...

Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people

19 June 2017

Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people

Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from...

De Montfort students gain unique insight into social work on streets of Berlin

14 June 2017

De Montfort students gain unique insight into social work on streets of Berlin

Students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) enjoyed a unique insight into Berlin youth work on the first day of their #DMUglobal trip to the German capital. Sitting in the shadow of the iconic TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, they firs...

Liverpool Hope University to host major debate on social care crisis

09 June 2017

Liverpool Hope University to host major debate on social care crisis

Leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors are being invited to Liverpool Hope University this June to debate the future of social care. The debate ‘The Crisis in Social Care. Who cares? Who pays?’ will take place on Thursday 2...

More work needed to determine best ways to prevent domestic violence, says Academic

07 June 2017

More work needed to determine best ways to prevent domestic violence, says Academic

A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Stu...

Wolverhampton secure funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia

07 June 2017

Wolverhampton secure funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia

The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia. Professor Ruoling Chen from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded a prestigious...

RGU set to host multi-agency disability and child protection event

24 May 2017

RGU set to host multi-agency disability and child protection event

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is set to host a regional child protection event, in partnership with the Child Protection Committees of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The event – titled ‘Disability and Child Protection’ – will take pla...

University 'going global' with appointment on new Founding Professor for Social Work

16 May 2017

University 'going global' with appointment on new Founding Professor for Social Work

Social work at the University of Essex is going global, following the appointment of Founding Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Vasilios Ioakimidis, who is based primarily at their Southend Campus. This n...

University team makes donation to help care-experienced young people enjoy arts

10 May 2017

University team makes donation to help care-experienced young people enjoy arts

The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team at the University of Derby has donated £1,500 to Plus One, a joint initiative between Derby Theatre and other major arts organisations in the city, which provides young people in care, care leavers a...

Social work students to support villagers in Laos as part of their degree

27 April 2017

Social work students to support villagers in Laos as part of their degree

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) BA Social Work students are going to undertake their second year placement module in Laos, South East Asia, from 8 May to 2 June 2017, making a key contribution to improving the water supplies of loc...

North East agencies tackle craze of drug and alcohol fuelled student 'super-parties'

25 April 2017

North East agencies tackle craze of drug and alcohol fuelled student 'super-parties'

A new wave of drug fuelled student super-parties held in houses could lead to a "perfect storm" of mass casualties, it has been warned. Organised through social media and often unofficially sponsored by drinks companies, the new phenomenon...

New qualification launched for investigating serious incidents in healthcare

21 April 2017

New qualification launched for investigating serious incidents in healthcare

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that specialised training and support is not universally provided to staff completing investigations. S...

University of Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia research project

20 April 2017

University of Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia research project

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia. The university is to join forces with five other institutions from England and Wales to form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). P...

Skills For Care announce closure of adult social care apprenticeship frameworks

18 April 2017

Skills For Care announce closure of adult social care apprenticeship frameworks

Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of th...

Social care professor helps care homes become more LGBT-friendly

10 April 2017

Social care professor helps care homes become more LGBT-friendly

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also i...

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Resources: Using Creative Arts In Care Homes To Improve Residents' Lives (SCIE)

22 September 2017 Reports & Resources

Resources: Using Creative Arts In Care Homes To Improve Residents' Lives (SCIE)

Creative arts can delight and inspire residents who live in care homes. A new useful online resource offers practical guidance on how to engage reside...

Improving & Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work (Northern Ireland)

14 September 2017 Reports & Resources

Improving & Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work (Northern Ireland)

‘Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing – The Purpose of Social Work’ provides a succinct and inclusive summary about the purpose of social work ...

Report: Lammy Review - Treatment of BAME individuals in the Criminal Justice System

08 September 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Lammy Review - Treatment of BAME individuals in the Criminal Justice System

The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, is an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) i...

Reports: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council CSE Independent Investigations

06 September 2017 Reports & Resources

Reports: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council CSE Independent Investigations

Six investigations were commissioned by Rotherham Council, in 2014 and 2015, following the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Explo...

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Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

21 September 2017 New To Care

Habib wins national award for transforming his life while mentoring care leavers

A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who who fled Afghanistan alone at the age of 16 has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at...

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

27 July 2017 New To Care

Hiba shares experience of oppression in Sudan to social work graduation

Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying an...

Mother-in-law inspires ex-army graduate to go from soldier to social work

20 July 2017 New To Care

Mother-in-law inspires ex-army graduate to go from soldier to social work

A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLa...

Caryn finds right environment with degree in Social Work

18 July 2017 New To Care

Caryn finds right environment with degree in Social Work

A caring social worker celebrated completing her degree at Robert Gordon University after deciding to swap studying trees for supporting families. Caryn S...

Career Advice

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Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email

18 September 2017 Career Advice

Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email

Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals....

Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns

01 September 2017 Career Advice

Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns

Two out of five low-paid young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job...

Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work

25 July 2017 Career Advice

Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work

Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged...

Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job

23 June 2017 Career Advice

Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job

At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involvin...