Care News http://www.careappointments.co.uk Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:57:21 +0100 en-gb Residents asked to return old care equipment as council launch amnesty campaign http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42524-residents-asked-to-return-old-care-equipment-as-council-launch-amnesty-campaign http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42524-residents-asked-to-return-old-care-equipment-as-council-launch-amnesty-campaign Residents asked to return old care equipment as council launch amnesty campaign
An amnesty on care equipment has been launched in the Scottish Borders with people being urged to hand in items they no longer need. The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership, working with council-owned social care provider SB Cares, hopes to recycle and re-issue the items. Walking and bathing…
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Scotland Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:47:11 +0100
Teenage girl held after children's welfare officer stabbed at Lincolnshire school http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42523-teenage-girl-held-after-children-s-welfare-officer-stabbed-at-lincolnshire-school http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42523-teenage-girl-held-after-children-s-welfare-officer-stabbed-at-lincolnshire-school Teenage girl held after children's welfare officer stabbed at Lincolnshire school
A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a welfare officer was stabbed at a secondary school. The victim, a 61-year-old woman, suffered non-life threatening wounds in the attack at Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire at just before 9am on Monday, Humberside Police said. In…
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England Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:34:44 +0100
Pilot scheme will see dedicated CAMHS practitioners supporting children in Welsh schools http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42522-pilot-scheme-will-see-dedicated-camhs-practitioners-supporting-children-in-welsh-schools http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42522-pilot-scheme-will-see-dedicated-camhs-practitioners-supporting-children-in-welsh-schools Pilot scheme will see dedicated CAMHS practitioners supporting children in Welsh schools
Children and teachers in Wales will receive the emotional and mental health support they need when they need it in schools as part of a unique new initiative being unveiled by the Welsh Government today. Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams have agreed a £1.4m investment to…
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Wales Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:12:44 +0100
Government must not be allowed to 'duck responsibility for statutory social care', Mencap http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42519-government-must-not-be-allowed-to-duck-responsibility-for-statutory-social-care-mencap http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42519-government-must-not-be-allowed-to-duck-responsibility-for-statutory-social-care-mencap Government must not be allowed to 'duck responsibility for statutory social care', Mencap
Learning disability charity The Royal Mencap Society (Mencap) has again called for the Government to honour its obligation to fund statutory care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. A change in guidance on pay for carers who provide so-called "sleep-in" care could leave some families liable…
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England Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:05:31 +0100
Big Issue celebrates 26 years of helping homeless with special edition http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42518-big-issue-celebrates-26-years-of-helping-homeless-with-special-edition http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42518-big-issue-celebrates-26-years-of-helping-homeless-with-special-edition Big Issue celebrates 26 years of helping homeless with special edition
A special edition of the Big Issue goes on sale on Monday to mark the 26th anniversary of the magazine which helps the homeless. An exhibition is being held at The Framers Gallery in Fizrovia, London of artwork by Big Issue founder Lord Bird, with some of his collections featured…
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England Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:15:06 +0100
Trial scheme will see GP receptionists refer patients to services without seeing doctor http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42517-trial-scheme-will-see-gp-receptionists-refer-patients-to-services-without-seeing-doctor http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42517-trial-scheme-will-see-gp-receptionists-refer-patients-to-services-without-seeing-doctor Trial scheme will see GP receptionists refer patients to services without seeing doctor
An initiative to train GP receptionists in directing patients to different services if they do not require an appointment with a doctor has been trialled in parts of England. Some reception and clerical staff have been given enhanced roles as "care navigators" to help patients see the right person the…
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England Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:57:27 +0100
Massive leap in number of patients enduring long waits for hospital beds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42515-massive-leap-in-number-of-patients-enduring-long-waits-for-hospital-beds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42515-massive-leap-in-number-of-patients-enduring-long-waits-for-hospital-beds Massive leap in number of patients enduring long waits for hospital beds
There has been a huge jump in the number of patients enduring long waits on trolleys while a hospital bed is found for them, figures show. Data from NHS England shows the number of patients waiting more than 12 hours in England's A&E departments increased by 10,546% in five years…
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England Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:52:41 +0100
BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42514-basw-launch-campaign-to-improve-professional-working-conditions-for-social-workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42514-basw-launch-campaign-to-improve-professional-working-conditions-for-social-workers BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers
With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) have launched a new campaign to improve professional working conditions.The recent UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing study paints an extremely worrying picture of ‘spun out’…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:51:24 +0100
Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42511-council-leaders-urge-action-to-ensure-safety-of-young-people-in-youth-custody http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42511-council-leaders-urge-action-to-ensure-safety-of-young-people-in-youth-custody Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody
Council leaders are calling for urgent action to ensure children and teenagers held in youth custody are safe. The Local Government Association wants the Government to publish a clear action plan to improve conditions in young offender institutions and secure training centres. Earlier this year the prisons watchdog described the…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:50:49 +0100
Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42510-legal-aid-cuts-leaves-england-and-wales-justice-system-in-crisis-report-warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42510-legal-aid-cuts-leaves-england-and-wales-justice-system-in-crisis-report-warns Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns
Access to legal aid should be significantly expanded amid concerns people are being denied access to justice, a report commissioned by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership has said. The Bach Commission - a panel of legal experts chaired by Labour former justice minister Lord Bach - said the justice…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:27:07 +0100
Call for Deputy First Minister to clarify proposed changes to Named Person policy http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42513-call-for-deputy-first-minister-to-clarify-proposed-changes-to-named-person-policy http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42513-call-for-deputy-first-minister-to-clarify-proposed-changes-to-named-person-policy Call for Deputy First Minister to clarify proposed changes to Named Person policy
MSPs have called for clarity on proposed changes to the controversial named person policy following criticism from lawyers and health workers. Holyrood's Education Committee has written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney to seek more information on the impact fresh legislation will have on the workload of professionals. Under the…
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Scotland Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:03:22 +0100
Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42508-majority-of-councils-think-welfare-reforms-undermining-efforts-to-tackle-homelessness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42508-majority-of-councils-think-welfare-reforms-undermining-efforts-to-tackle-homelessness Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness
The vast majority of councils and housing associations believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research. The research by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the University of Sheffield reveals 84 per cent of the 106 councils and 70 per cent of the…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:05:36 +0100
CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42507-cqc-report-67-increase-in-enforcement-actions-on-poor-or-unsafe-care-homes http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42507-cqc-report-67-increase-in-enforcement-actions-on-poor-or-unsafe-care-homes CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes
The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2016/17, an increase of more than 67% on the previous year.…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:42:54 +0100
Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42506-scottish-msps-back-move-to-criminalise-emotional-and-psychological-abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42506-scottish-msps-back-move-to-criminalise-emotional-and-psychological-abuse Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse
Changes to domestic abuse law which would criminalise emotional and psychological abuse have been backed unanimously by a committee of MSPs. The Justice Committee agreed to the general principles of new legislation from the Scottish Government, with convener Margaret Mitchell saying it could make a "huge difference" to those who…
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Scotland Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:23:47 +0100
'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42504-landmark-ruling-could-have-implications-in-cases-concerning-terminally-ill-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42504-landmark-ruling-could-have-implications-in-cases-concerning-terminally-ill-people 'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people
A judge in a specialist court has made a landmark decision which will have implications for relatives of terminally ill people, lawyers say. Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that a 50-year-old woman who had suffered from Huntington's disease for more than 20 years should be allowed to die after a…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:27:41 +0100