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A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was delighted to have employers, social workers, service users and ambassadors join with them in their recent launch of the Social Work Ambassadors Scheme. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help…
A couple who sexually abused a mentally-disordered woman held prisoner in their home for six years have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. Keith and Caroline Baker raped and sexually abused their traumatised and emaciated victim, who had no way of escaping them. Neighbours in Craigavon…
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust has launched a carers strategy entitled ‘Caring Together in Belfast’ – A Plan for Supporting Carers in Belfast 2017 – 2020. The key priorities of the strategy are: Reaching carers of all ages Developing carer support pathways Supporting carer health and wellbeing Communicating…
The Western Trust have announced a series of 'Speak Easy’ engagement sessions to engage with service users, carers and staff involved in learning disabilities. Ms Anne McMurray will be facilitating the sessions which aim to agree a shared plan to improve community services and wellbeing for adults with learning disability…
A charity that supports domestic violence victims has said it is devastated over the deaths of a young mother and two toddlers in a fire at a housing complex it runs. The 27-year-old woman and two girls aged two and three died after a blaze broke out in an apartment…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced the launch of their Social Work Ambassador Scheme on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help to inspire a new generation to join the workforce.…
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