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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 State for Health, provided an insight into the issues surrounding health…
Four children were rescued by police from a filthy house with walls smeared with excrement and used nappies strewn across bare floors. The youngsters, all under five, lived in "feral and dangerous" conditions in the property in Leyland, Lancashire. Their parents each admitted four counts of child neglect when they…
A High Court judge has asked a council boss for an explanation after complaining of "lackadaisical" efforts by social workers. Mr Justice MacDonald said social services staff at Cheshire East Borough Council had been asked to assess people who might be able to care for a vulnerable 11-month-old girl. The…
Two wealthy brothers who ran a dangerous and dirty care home with rooms like "prison cells" where residents were not bathed or showered for a month have been fined £80,800. Amjad and Amer Latif admitted 14 offences after a snap inspection horrified investigators and led to a court order to…
A report which concluded that senior detectives investigating the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington were "unstructured and disorganised" has left her mother "profoundly disappointed and distressed", say her lawyers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) also indicated there was enough suspicion "on day one" to arrest her father, Paul Worthington,…
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 Social Work at the University of Liverpool, and now a resident of Samos,…
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 hospitals, hospices and community settings gathered at the Hospice last week to begin their module in ‘Transforming Integrated…
An investigation has been launched into the death of an 87-year-old man after a lift he was using collapsed at a care home. The man died in Salford Royal Hospital after being injured at the Serendipity Care Home in Urmston (pictured), Greater Manchester. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker, of Greater…
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