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Jeremy Corbyn reacted furiously after he was heckled while speaking about elderly care during his Budget response. Labour MPs claimed on Twitter that an "ageist" and "inappropriate" joke was aimed at Mr Corbyn by a Tory MP. It came as the Opposition leader noted more than a million elderly people…
A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen after an inspection raised "serious concerns". The home in Bridge of Don…
In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been more people in work and unemployment is at…
Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services, has announced Professor Alan Baird has been appointed as their new Honorary President. Alan will take over the role from Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood, who has decided to stand down from his commitment. Speaking about the appointment, Dr…
Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been published. The research was authored by Dr Trish McCulloch (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen Webb (Glasgow Caledonian University) and David Clark. Overall, the research findings suggest a good…
Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile Foundations: Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce and the People They Support’, was launched by Dr Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care CEO, in front…
Nominations for the Scottish Social Services Awards #SSS18 have officially opened this week, inviting entries from the best in social services. It features a new special policy focus award to recognise excellence in Children’s Services and to mark 2018 also being the Year of Young People. Children’s Services play a…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has raised said it is extremely concerned about recent media articles that name social workers in their reporting of high-profile cases, which include tragic instances of child death. BASW say least two national newspapers list the names of social workers involved in one…
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