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Ministers waive back pay penalties owed by care homes but enforcement action to continue

26 July 2017 England

Ministers waive back pay penalties owed by care homes but enforcement action to continue

Historic financial penalties owed by care homes who have underpaid their workers for overnight sleep-in shifts are to be waived, the Government has announced. Learning disability charity Mencap said since 1999, care homes operated under advice that time spent...

Labour slam 'disgraceful and unjustified' pension change hitting seven million people

24 July 2017 England

Labour slam 'disgraceful and unjustified' pension change hitting seven million people

More than seven million people in their 30s and 40s will lose out by £10,000 each under Government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned. People born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait until they are 68, an extra year, before recei...

Ministers urged to act to prevent collapse of care providers over HMRC back-pay bill

21 July 2017 England

Ministers urged to act to prevent collapse of care providers over HMRC back-pay bill

Ministers have been warned the clock is ticking for them to prevent the collapse of care providers for people with learning disabilities. Mencap said the Government had until August 15 to halt HM Revenue and Customs enforcement action over demands to fund...

Thousands of mental health patients cared for in 'locked rehabilitation wards'

20 July 2017 England

Thousands of mental health patients cared for in 'locked rehabilitation wards'

Mental health bodies have raised concerns over revelations that thousands of mental health patients are being locked in "effectively institutionalised settings". A new Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has highlighted that a "surprising" number of patients...

Ombudsman warns councils and providers over care of vulnerable people

19 July 2017 England

Ombudsman warns councils and providers over care of vulnerable people

Vulnerable people who lack the ability to choose how they are cared for are being "let down" by the very institutions that are charged with their care, an Ombudsman has warned. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, which investigates complaints abou...

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BMA warn 'brutal' NHS cuts shrouded in secrecy will cause uproar once revealed

BMA warn 'brutal' NHS cuts shrouded in secrecy will cause uproar once revealed

28 July 2017 England

Doctors have warned that plans for "brutal " NHS cuts are shrouded in secrecy and will cause uproar once revealed. The British Medical Association (BMA) says health service leaders have refused to publish details of the proposals that...

Drinking alcohol most days a week 'significantly protects against diabetes'

Drinking alcohol most days a week 'significantly protects against diabetes'

28 July 2017 England

Drinking alcohol most days of the week can significantly protect against developing diabetes, a study has found. Consuming alcohol three or four days per week was associated with a reduced risk of 27% in men and 32% in women, compared...

Nurses stage 40 events to step up campaign calling for end to public sector pay cap

Nurses stage 40 events to step up campaign calling for end to public sector pay cap

27 July 2017 England

Nurses are to step up their campaign for the Government to end the cap on public sector pay as new figures reveal that the number of experienced nurses leaving the profession has doubled in the last three years. The Royal College of N...

Recruitment managers 'have cold feet' over mental illness employees

Recruitment managers 'have cold feet' over mental illness employees

27 July 2017 England

Managers have "cold feet" when it comes to employing someone who has a mental illness, a charity has said. Rethink Mental Illness said that many people with mental illness feel like they are pushing against a locked door when it comes...

Number of children with special educational needs rises to 1.24m in England

Number of children with special educational needs rises to 1.24m in England

27 July 2017 England

More than 1.2 million schoolchildren - around one in seven - have a special educational need, official figures show. The number of youngsters in England with a special need (SEN) has risen for the first time in seven years, according ...

Experts call for new antibiotics message to end 'complete the course' culture

Experts call for new antibiotics message to end 'complete the course' culture

27 July 2017 England

It's time to call an end to the "complete the course" message for some antibiotics, according to an article in a leading medical journal. Experts writing in The British Medical Journal (The BMJ) argue that the warning given to patient...

One in four families paying top up fees for 'free' care home places - Age UK

One in four families paying top up fees for 'free' care home places - Age UK

27 July 2017 England

Top up fees are being paid by the families of one in four care home residents whose place is supposed to be free, according to a new report by a charity. Almost a quarter of older people who are legally entitled to a free care home sp...

Report warns Scottish Government over 'major issues' in NHS workforce planning

Report warns Scottish Government over 'major issues' in NHS workforce planning

27 July 2017 Scotland

The Scottish Government needs to urgently improve workforce planning for the NHS if the health service is to have sufficient staff to meet future demands, public spending watchdogs have warned. Audit Scotland said that despite increas...

Child abuser jailed for 'sickening' attacks spanning a decade in Edinburgh

Child abuser jailed for 'sickening' attacks spanning a decade in Edinburgh

27 July 2017 Scotland

A child abuser has been jailed after carrying out a "sickening" catalogue of offences across a decade. Thomas Nelson raped and sexually assaulted four children, beginning in the 1990s. The 54-year-old, from Edinburgh, also provided a...

Record 71 prisoners freed by mistake as violence in jails hits new high

Record 71 prisoners freed by mistake as violence in jails hits new high

27 July 2017 England

Dozens of prisoners have been released by mistake as violence in jails surged to a new high, official figures reveal. Seventy-one convicted criminals or suspects were erroneously freed in 2016/17 - a rise of seven on the previous year...

Government 'not above law' as supreme court rules against discriminatory employment tribunal fees

Government 'not above law' as supreme court rules against discriminatory employment tribunal fees

26 July 2017 England

The Government is to take immediate steps to stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund those who have paid following a "landmark" Supreme Court ruling. The Ministry of Justice said it accepted a Supreme Court judgment in favou...

Report finds capacity problems in specialist mental health beds for children

Report finds capacity problems in specialist mental health beds for children

26 July 2017 England

Whole regions of England were left without any specialist inpatient mental health beds for children on three occasions last year, a new report states. On two dates in April 2016 there were no Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service...

Homeless people 'harassed' by Oxford doorway fines threat of up to £2,500

Homeless people 'harassed' by Oxford doorway fines threat of up to £2,500

26 July 2017 England

Homeless people are being harassed by warnings they could be fined for leaving their belongings in doorways in Oxford, the Green Party's Larry Sanders has said. Notices citing the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act have bee...

Ombudsman finds council left family without support for severely autistic young son

Ombudsman finds council left family without support for severely autistic young son

26 July 2017 England

A Surrey family who struggled to cope with their disabled son’s behaviour were forced to begin legal action against the county council before it provided the right accommodation for him, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman h...

Abuse victims brother urges politicians to fulfil dying wish over compensation

Abuse victims brother urges politicians to fulfil dying wish over compensation

26 July 2017 Northern Ireland

A brother of abuse victims campaigner Billy McConville has urged politicians in Northern Ireland to fulfil his dying wish and compensate those who suffered. Mr McConville, 50, died at the weekend after a battle with cancer. He was the...

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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...

Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system

23 June 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people have been launched this week. A ne...

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 ...

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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...

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...

Education & Training

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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...

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...

Reports & Resources

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Resources: New framework to promote person-centred approaches in health and social care

26 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Resources: New framework to promote person-centred approaches in health and social care

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have announced a new Framework to support person-centred approaches for the health and...

Report: UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing

17 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing

The 'UK Social Workers - Working Conditions and Wellbeing' report, by Dr Jermaine M Ravalier of Bath Spa University, explores working conditions & wel...

Report: Workforce perspectives on harmful sexual behaviour - Research In Practice

12 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Workforce perspectives on harmful sexual behaviour - Research In Practice

Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’...

Report: The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017 - CQC

06 July 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: The State Of Adult Social Care Services 2014 to 2017 - CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have presented the latest findings from their inspection programme of adult social care. 'The State Of Adult ...

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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...

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 conduc...

Career Advice

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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...

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, ...