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Home Secretary condemns 'barbaric' Manchester attack which targeted vulnerable

23 May 2017 England

Home Secretary condemns 'barbaric' Manchester attack which targeted vulnerable

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the Manchester explosion was a "barbaric" attack on some of the "most vulnerable in our society". She said the intention of the attack was to "sow fear" but stressed that it would not succeed. In a statement, she said: "I k...

PM makes dramatic social care U-turn after 'dementia tax' sees Tories' poll ratings dip

22 May 2017 England

PM makes dramatic social care U-turn after 'dementia tax' sees Tories' poll ratings dip

Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls. Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, th...

Tory 'dementia tax' could see nine in 10 homes sold to cover care costs - Lib Dems

22 May 2017 England

Tory 'dementia tax' could see nine in 10 homes sold to cover care costs - Lib Dems

Tory plans to shake-up funding for social care could see nine out of 10 English homes eligible to be put on the market to cover treatment costs, the Liberal Democrats have said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called for a national cross-party campaign to comba...

Labour blasts Tories as 'nasty party' over 'shameful attack' on older people

19 May 2017 England

Labour blasts Tories as 'nasty party' over 'shameful attack' on older people

Theresa May's manifesto showed the Tories had returned to being the "nasty party", Labour said as it warned 10 million pensioners would lose their winter fuel payments under her plans. The Prime Minister's policy platform, which saw her vow to govern for "mai...

Tories raid winter fuel payments and more will need to pay for home care

18 May 2017 England

Tories raid winter fuel payments and more will need to pay for home care

Wealthy pensioners will lose up to £300 in winter fuel payments and more elderly people could be forced to pay to be looked after in their own homes under Theresa May's plans to tackle the social care funding crisis. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday wi...

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Health and social care student killed following Manchester bombing

Health and social care student killed following Manchester bombing

23 May 2017 England

The first victim of the Manchester bomb attack at the city's arena has been named by her college as Georgina Callander. Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, spoke of its "enormous sadness" after hearing that the student died as a r...

Government accused of staged cover-up as NHS trusts shortfall set to hit £750m

Government accused of staged cover-up as NHS trusts shortfall set to hit £750m

23 May 2017 England

NHS trusts are expected to have seen a shortfall of as much as £750 million in the last financial year, a health chief has said. Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said its estimates showed health organisations had failed...

City-living increases psychotic episodes in young people by 40% - study

City-living increases psychotic episodes in young people by 40% - study

23 May 2017 England

City-living significantly increases the risk of psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and paranoia in young people, research has shown. The study of 2,000 British 18-year-olds found that those growing up in urban areas were 40%...

Dugdale attacks PM over 'chaotic' and 'humiliating' U-turn on social care costs

Dugdale attacks PM over 'chaotic' and 'humiliating' U-turn on social care costs

23 May 2017 Scotland

The Tories pose a "shambolic threat" to the income of pensioners, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said. Ms Dugdale attacked Prime Minister Theresa May for a "chaotic" and "humiliating" U-turn over capping the costs elderly pe...

Tories distance themselves from report over 'destitution built in asylum system'

Tories distance themselves from report over 'destitution built in asylum system'

23 May 2017 Scotland

Conservative members of a Holyrood committee have "dissented" from an official report which claims "destitution is built into the UK asylum process". The Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee investigated asylum ...

Tory social care funding plans may flounder due to poorly performing councils

Tory social care funding plans may flounder due to poorly performing councils

22 May 2017 England

Conservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performing local authorities, a former pensions minister has warned. Sir Steve Webb, who was a Liber...

Duchess hails 'dedicated and inspirational' teams at children's hospices

Duchess hails 'dedicated and inspirational' teams at children's hospices

22 May 2017 England

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK. To mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, Kate has released a personal vid...

100,000 back online petition for Three Girls sexual health worker to be honoured

100,000 back online petition for Three Girls sexual health worker to be honoured

22 May 2017 England

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the sexual health aid worker who first uncovered sexual abuse dramatised in BBC drama Three Girls to be recognised by the Government. Sara Rowbotham's work was said t...

High Court ban on journalists naming woman in child protection case criticised

High Court ban on journalists naming woman in child protection case criticised

19 May 2017 England

A former Liberal Democrat MP has raised concern after a High Court judge barred journalists from identifying a woman who has been remanded in custody as a result of social workers raising safety concerns about her three-year-old daught...

Social workers to Skype young brothers in family dispute who were taken to Iraq

Social workers to Skype young brothers in family dispute who were taken to Iraq

19 May 2017 England

Social workers are set to Skype two brothers at the centre of family court litigation after being taken to Iraq. A judge says he wants to hear what the boys, who are 14 and 11, have to say about the dispute between their parents. Mr ...

Scotland's A&E departments to get £9 million extra to meet waiting-times targets

Scotland's A&E departments to get £9 million extra to meet waiting-times targets

19 May 2017 Scotland

An extra £9 million of funding has been announced for hospital accident-and-emergency departments in a bid to help them meet waiting-times targets. Health Secretary Shona Robison pledged additional funding for this year as she insiste...

UK trails European neighbours and ranks 30th globally for health care quality

UK trails European neighbours and ranks 30th globally for health care quality

19 May 2017 England

Britain lags behind many of its European neighbours and ranks 30th in a global list of countries assessed for health care quality and access. Experts who analysed death-rate data from 195 nations judged the UK to be on a par with the ...

Social care plans will 'ensure fairness across generations' as PM defends reforms

Social care plans will 'ensure fairness across generations' as PM defends reforms

18 May 2017 England

Theresa May has defended her plans to reform the funding of social care, saying it was essential to ensure fairness "across the generations". Under the proposals set out in the Conservative manifesto, thousands more people will have t...

Tory plans for social care 'missed opportunity' and could make crisis worse, Age UK

Tory plans for social care 'missed opportunity' and could make crisis worse, Age UK

18 May 2017 England

Conservative plans for social care have been branded a "missed opportunity" to solve the existing crisis facing older people, with a charity boss saying a solution seems as far away as ever. The party's manifesto includes plans to fun...

Tories warned lack of social care cap could leave elderly 'helpless'

Tories warned lack of social care cap could leave elderly 'helpless'

18 May 2017 England

Conservative plans for social care have come under fire from the author of a major review of the issue, who warned elderly people would be left "helpless" to control the cost of their care. The Tory manifesto launched on Thursday will...

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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 ...

Webwatch: Festival websites to go black in initiative against sexual assaults

08 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Festival websites to go black in initiative against sexual assaults

Some of Britain's biggest festivals are to black out their websites for 24-hours as part of a campaign highlighting sexual assaults ...

Webwatch: Cordia rolls out 'careSafe' mobile app to support its home care workforce

02 May 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: Cordia rolls out 'careSafe' mobile app to support its home care workforce

Home care provider Cordia has developed a new App to support its home care employees in their roles when visiting elderly and vulner...

Webwatch: myHCPC App - Updated features including instant access to core standards

31 March 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: myHCPC App - Updated features including instant access to core standards

In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round ever...

Webwatch: New Childline app to support vulnerable children via their smartphones

16 March 2017 Webwatch

Webwatch: New Childline app to support vulnerable children via their smartphones

Children in need of help will be able to get counselling on their smartphones through a new app launched by the NSPCC's Childline. ...

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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...

Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

21 February 2017 Engage

Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW

As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council Tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is endorsing the LGA´s call f...

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

14 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness (SMI) often have poorer physical health than the general population as they are more likely to experience unnecessary health inequalities and are unable to access the physical healthcare they need. To help address these ...

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

10 February 2017 Engage

Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has added its name to the growing criticism of the Government’s decision to change the arrangements for the care and resettlement of certain child refugees. The so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme, created by...

Education & Training

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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...

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

14 February 2017

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness preven...

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

14 February 2017

Queens University Belfast to host Applied Social Studies open morning

Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Me...

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

07 February 2017

Colleges referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E

Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have ref...

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

06 February 2017

Innovative piliot project sees GCU physiotherapy students deliver integrated home care

Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and ...

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

03 February 2017

New Mental Health Framework aims to increase quality and consistency of care

Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care...

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

01 February 2017

Adult social care employers encouraged to apply to Workforce Development Fund

Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already he...

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

27 January 2017

Sussex appoints social justice expert to lead School of Education & Social Work

The University of Sussex has appointed a renowned social justice expert to lead the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson, who has been interim Head of School since the beginning of August 2016, has ...

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

27 January 2017

New academy of excellence in Nottingham aims to raise standards in social work

A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will brin...

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

25 January 2017

New Sheffield Hallam course aims to address Prime Minister's mental health plans

A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University.    Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, acad...

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

18 January 2017

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive tre...

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

13 January 2017

Study finds patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy. In a review of more than 700 patients from the UK, Netherlands and the USA w...

Reports & Resources

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Report: 10,000 Voices - Paediatric Autism and CAMHS Project (Northern Ireland)

11 May 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: 10,000 Voices - Paediatric Autism and CAMHS Project (Northern Ireland)

The 10,000 Voices initiative is designed to capture the lived experience of people who use services and affords them an opportunity to tell their stor...

Report: Social care innovations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

10 May 2017 Reports & Resources

Report: Social care innovations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

How the measures aim to help improve social work practice, reduce the need for repeat interventions and increase the resources to deal with risi...

Research: New Marie Curie programme aims to revolutionise end-of-life service design

02 May 2017 Reports & Resources

Research: New Marie Curie programme aims to revolutionise end-of-life service design

A range of experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health are coming together to take a radical look at end of l...

Consultation: Social workers needed to support with health and wellbeing research

24 April 2017 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Social workers needed to support with health and wellbeing research

Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have...

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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 ...

RGU opens its doors to new applicants for adult nursing qualification

22 March 2017 New To Care

RGU opens its doors to new applicants for adult nursing qualification

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Nursing and Midwifery will host an event this week for anyone with an interest in becoming an adult nurse. The event will...

Career Advice

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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...

Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager

28 March 2017 Career Advice

Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager

Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they woul...

Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer

23 March 2017 Career Advice

Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer

Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories includ...