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Social care funding consultation planned after Tory climbdown on 'dementia tax'

21 June 2017 England

Social care funding consultation planned after Tory climbdown on 'dementia tax'

Ministers are to consult on reforming the system of social care funding in England after effectively abandoning controversial changes set out in the Conservative General Election manifesto. The manifesto proposal to scrap the planned £72,000 cap on care costs...

International study sees Britain 'flat-lining' on housing, health, crime and intolerence

21 June 2017 England

International study sees Britain 'flat-lining' on housing, health, crime and intolerence

Britain is "flat-lining" on key measures of social progress compared to other developed nations, according to a new international study. And the 2017 Social Progress Index identified a "correlation" between the introduction of austerity policies in the UK and...

Homeless Grenfell Tower victims to receive £5,000 as death toll rises to 79

19 June 2017 England

Homeless Grenfell Tower victims to receive £5,000 as death toll rises to 79

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 79, police said. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest were "sadly" missing presumed dead. He told reporters the "awful reality" was that...

'Severe' residential care staff shortages compromising dignity and well-being

18 June 2017 England

'Severe' residential care staff shortages compromising dignity and well-being

The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff b...

Grenfell Tower death toll reaches 30 with more than 70 people unaccounted for

16 June 2017 England

Grenfell Tower death toll reaches 30 with more than 70 people unaccounted for

At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have revealed. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the death toll as he spoke near the scene of the devastating blaze in west London on Friday. "I'm able to say at this point in...

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Charity welcome 'important first step' but want clear timeline on mental health reforms

Charity welcome 'important first step' but want clear timeline on mental health reforms

22 June 2017 England

A charity has called for "firmer commitments" on mental health reform following the Queen's Speech. Rethink Mental Illness said the Government's commitment to reforming mental health legislation was an "important first step" but it al...

Kensington and Chelsea council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism

Kensington and Chelsea council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism

22 June 2017 England

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Nicholas Holgate said the Communities and Local Government Secretary had "required the le...

New mothers need better checks to help their mental health, charity says

New mothers need better checks to help their mental health, charity says

22 June 2017 England

The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new moth...

Holyrood to vote on scrapping time bar for child abuse survivors

Holyrood to vote on scrapping time bar for child abuse survivors

21 June 2017 Scotland

Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury ...

NI abuse victims 'shattered' as promised compensation delayed for another 10 months

NI abuse victims 'shattered' as promised compensation delayed for another 10 months

21 June 2017 Northern Ireland

Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that...

Social care reform must not be 'swept under the carpet', campaigners warn

Social care reform must not be 'swept under the carpet', campaigners warn

21 June 2017 England

Reform of social care must not be "swept under the carpet" campaigners have warned, as ministers promised to consult on the way the system is funded. Downing Street insisted Theresa May remained committed to facing up to the challenge...

NHS Grampian issues apology after care failings in baby death case

NHS Grampian issues apology after care failings in baby death case

21 June 2017 Scotland

A health board has apologised unreservedly after a probe found "multiple failings" in the care and treatment given to a baby who later died. NHS Grampian said there were no excuses for its conduct in the case and admitted it had faile...

Gething announces £850,000 for new Maggie’s Centre at Velindre site in Cardiff

Gething announces £850,000 for new Maggie’s Centre at Velindre site in Cardiff

21 June 2017 Wales

Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and...

New inspection framework for fostering care services in Wales now available

New inspection framework for fostering care services in Wales now available

21 June 2017 Wales

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published their new framework which will be used for inspections of local authority fostering services and foster care agencies from July this year. The framework, which has ...

Leading doctor urges Welsh teenagers make use of suicide prevention resources

Leading doctor urges Welsh teenagers make use of suicide prevention resources

21 June 2017 Wales

A leading North Wales Doctor is encouraging teenagers experiencing suicidal thoughts to seek support or access online resources which can offer hope and practical ideas on staying safe. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Consul...

Applications open for £250,000 programme enabling charity leaders to share expertise

Applications open for £250,000 programme enabling charity leaders to share expertise

21 June 2017 England

The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a succ...

High-quality childcare 'vital for youngsters from disadvantaged families'

High-quality childcare 'vital for youngsters from disadvantaged families'

21 June 2017 England

Poor children should be given as much high-quality early education and care as possible, a leading expert has said. There is a huge "pay off" for youngsters from disadvantaged homes who get access to early years education, according t...

Latest figures show alcohol-related deaths six times higher in poorest areas of Scotland

Latest figures show alcohol-related deaths six times higher in poorest areas of Scotland

21 June 2017 Scotland

Alcohol-related death rates were six times higher in the 10% most-deprived areas of Scotland than in the 10% least deprived in 2015, latest figures have shown. The NHS Health Scotland report highlighted inequalities, with alcohol-rela...

Motor neurone disease placing 'overwhelming financial burden' on sufferers

Motor neurone disease placing 'overwhelming financial burden' on sufferers

21 June 2017 England

People with motor neurone disease (MND) have to shell out almost £10,000 because of costs associated with the disease. A new cost analysis from the think tank Demos showed that the average patient needs £9,645 every year to pay for th...

Scholarship fund in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman seeking applications

Scholarship fund in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman seeking applications

21 June 2017 Scotland

Applications are now open for a £50,000 scholarship fund set up in memory of a Scottish motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner. The Gordon Aikman Scholarship will support research into the condition and develop practical improvements ...

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Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers

20 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers

The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes det...

Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia

07 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia

The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app ...

Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?

06 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?

BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, w...

Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests

05 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests

An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented ...

Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health'

19 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health'

Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #...

Webwatch: ExChange - Online education hub for Welsh children in care

16 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: ExChange - Online education hub for Welsh children in care

Cardiff University and the Welsh Government have joined forces to launch an online hub to share information and resources focusing o...

Webwatch: New App for foster care professionals working in Northern Ireland

11 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New App for foster care professionals working in Northern Ireland

A new Health and Social Care (HSC) app for foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland ...

Webwatch: Hospitals warned to expect rise in hackers holding computer systems to ransom

11 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Hospitals warned to expect rise in hackers holding computer systems to ransom

NHS hospitals need to be prepared for hackers attempting to hold their computer systems to ransom, a doctor has argued in a leading ...

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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...

Engage: Could you make the difference in the life of vulnerable children

08 May 2017 Engage

Engage: Could you make the difference in the life of vulnerable children

Thousands of foster carers need to be recruited each year. Foster Care Fortnight (8-21 May), run by the UK’s leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, not only calls for more people to consider becoming carers, but also celebrates the amazing wor...

Engage: News media still protect powerful men accused of sexual misconduct

28 April 2017 Engage

Engage: News media still protect powerful men accused of sexual misconduct

When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was finally fired after years of sexual harassment claims, it seemed like a welcome break from the norm: an exceptionally powerful man accused of sexual misconduct was for once not protected at all costs. While various har...

Engage: How should social workers challenge poverty?

26 April 2017 Engage

Engage: How should social workers challenge poverty?

Austerity campaigner Charlotte Hughes considers what social workers and other professionals should be be doing to challenge poverty, austerity and stigma... More than a million people in the UK are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean o...

Engage: The UK’s hidden homeless - lone women parents most likely to suffer

21 April 2017 Engage

Engage: The UK’s hidden homeless - lone women parents most likely to suffer

Growing numbers of women in England are experiencing ‘hidden homelessness’ – living in precarious arrangements without privacy or their own legal living space - according to new research. Women’s homelessness is a major social problem in the UK, with the...

Engage: Where Has the Time Gone? Alan Baird reflects on his time in office

30 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Where Has the Time Gone? Alan Baird reflects on his time in office

I find it hard to believe my four years in Scottish Government is almost at an end. But if I had been able to select a period to be Chief Social Work Adviser I could not have picked a more exciting period, either professionally or politically. From a pro...

Engage: Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence

28 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence

Domestic violence is a violation of human rights with damaging social, economic and health consequences. It is any incident of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. That abuse can be psychological, emotional, physical, sexual an...

Engage: Bright future for social services apprenticeships

08 March 2017 Engage

Engage: Bright future for social services apprenticeships

As Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach to the apprenticeship levy is a big leap for...

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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...

Researchers highlight range of mental health benefits from walking football study

28 March 2017

Researchers highlight range of mental health benefits from walking football study

New research from Abertay University has found organised football sessions have a direct improvement on the lives of people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Since December 2015, Abertay academics Emma...

Blame culture preventing parents accessing mental health support for children

24 March 2017

Blame culture preventing parents accessing mental health support for children

Parents feeling blamed for their child’s mental health difficulties has been cited as a common reason for them not seeking support, according to new research from the University of Reading. Feelings that others are dismissive or blame pa...

Edgehill event challenges myths and assumptions on treatment of youth offenders

22 March 2017

Edgehill event challenges myths and assumptions on treatment of youth offenders

Myths and assumptions about the ten million UK citizens with a criminal record were addressed at a Positive Youth Justice event held at Edgehill University last week. Guest speakers included Professor Stephen Case, a criminologist speciali...

Exeter researchers in call for 750 dementia carers to participate in online therapy study

22 March 2017

Exeter researchers in call for 750 dementia carers to participate in online therapy study

A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere ...

Burnham offers Salford students insight into issues surrounding health & social care

22 March 2017

Burnham offers Salford students insight into issues surrounding health & social care

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham discussed the future of health and social care across the region when he visited the University of Salford. The Leigh MP, who has served as both Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of S...

Bangor University introduce new pioneering degree for mental health counsellors

22 March 2017

Bangor University introduce new pioneering degree for mental health counsellors

One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform ment...

Centre for human rights to host 'thought-provoking' series of social justice events

22 March 2017

Centre for human rights to host 'thought-provoking' series of social justice events

Sheffield will turn the spotlight on tough issues such as human trafficking, recovering from drug addiction and policing during a week of hard-hitting public events. Social Justice Week (April 3-7), organised by Sheffield Hallam Universi...

Bradford social work students given unique career insight with Sharon Shoesmith visit

16 March 2017

Bradford social work students given unique career insight with Sharon Shoesmith visit

Social work students at Bradford College were given a unique insight into the career they are pursuing by visiting speaker Sharon Shoesmith. Ms Shoesmith was controversially sacked from her post as director of children’s services at Haring...

University of Edinburgh secure £20m funding for autism research

07 March 2017

University of Edinburgh secure £20m funding for autism research

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh hoping to develop new treatments for autism have received a £20 million funding boost from a US philanthropic foundation. The Simons Foundation has pledged the investment for studies into the bi...

Study links autoimmune diseases including MS to increased risk of dementia

02 March 2017

Study links autoimmune diseases including MS to increased risk of dementia

People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. ...

New education and training framework launched for end-of-life care workforce

01 March 2017

New education and training framework launched for end-of-life care workforce

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have today announced a new End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework, with the aim of providing tailored, high-quality care and support to patients with adv...

Study finds deprivation in early childhood can have lasting effect on adult mental health

28 February 2017

Study finds deprivation in early childhood can have lasting effect on adult mental health

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group o...

Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

24 February 2017

Plymouth secure funding for new pilot study into dementia drug treatment

Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have...

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

21 February 2017

Distinguished social work lecture to examine the plight of Samos refugees

The plight of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Samos will be told through first-hand experience in the latest distinguished lecture delivered by the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Chris Jones, former Professor of Soci...

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

20 February 2017

Edge Hill partnership with hospice sees transforming effect in end-of-life care

Edge Hill University and Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice have launched a module to teach professionals and those delivering frontline services how to provide the best possible state-of-the-art care. Over 25 professionals working in hospita...

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

14 February 2017

Autism screening system could benefit millions of Indian children

More than two million children in India could benefit from new research into a new low-cost ways to detect autism risk. A group of researchers, led by Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti at the University of Reading, have been awarded a £585,0...

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

14 February 2017

Pioneering social work education partnership launches in Sussex

The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secur...

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New assessor guidance for Dementia Skilled resource - Scottish Social Services Council

23 June 2017 Reports & Resources

New assessor guidance for Dementia Skilled resource - Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benef...

Publication: Liam Fee Significant Case Review - Learning Summary

20 June 2017 Reports & Resources

Publication: Liam Fee Significant Case Review - Learning Summary

This learning summary provides a brief, anonymised account of the circumstances of the case and agency involvement. It presents the process and findin...

Report: Changing Together - Brokering constructive conversations (SCIE)

07 June 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Changing Together - Brokering constructive conversations (SCIE)

Wicked issues – complex problems that cannot be solved in a traditional fashion – are nothing new. But the current challenges facing the NHS, social c...

Call For Posters: Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference

07 June 2017 Reports & Resources

Call For Posters: Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) have issued a call for posters for their annual conference taking place in Edinburgh this Septembe...

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New survey reveals childcare comes top in career change

02 June 2017 New To Care

New survey reveals childcare comes top in career change

It has been revealed that child care courses are the top qualifications women are looking to do when they want to change their career. The research conducted by Oxb...

New online system for Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards goes live

10 May 2017 New To Care

New online system for Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards goes live

Healthcare Apprenticeships Standards Online (HASO) is a new online system that stores apprenticeship standards that are commonly used in healthcare settings. HASO is...

'Fast track' programme for nurses launched by NHS England

31 March 2017 New To Care

'Fast track' programme for nurses launched by NHS England

A new "fast track" programme for nurses is being launched by NHS England. The Nurse First programme will provide financial support for graduates who have degrees in...

Talented graduates encouraged to apply to social work fast-track programme

28 March 2017 New To Care

Talented graduates encouraged to apply to social work fast-track programme

Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications ...

Career Advice

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One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds

18 June 2017 Career Advice

One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds

One in five employers makes up their mind on a candidate just one minute after meeting them at a job interview, a study finds. Jobs site totaljobs sa...

Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move

08 June 2017 Career Advice

Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move

For many of us, holidays are a time to think about improving our lives and often one of the areas in which we are most dissatisfied is work. However, ...

Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics'

08 May 2017 Career Advice

Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics'

Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveal...

Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion'

11 April 2017 Career Advice

Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion'

One in three workers will press their boss for a pay rise and promotion this year, with men more likely to ask, a new study shows. A survey of 700 ad...