Engage http://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:48:34 +0100 en-gb Engage: The UK’s hidden homeless - lone women parents most likely to suffer http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41667-engage-the-uk-s-hidden-homeless-lone-women-parents-most-likely-to-suffer http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41667-engage-the-uk-s-hidden-homeless-lone-women-parents-most-likely-to-suffer 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 latest figures revealing that from 1998 – 2015, 1,475,150 households…
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Engage Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:43:08 +0100
Engage: Where Has the Time Gone? Alan Baird reflects on his time in office http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41577-engage-where-has-the-time-gone-alan-baird-reflects-on-his-time-in-office http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41577-engage-where-has-the-time-gone-alan-baird-reflects-on-his-time-in-office 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 professional perspective,…
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Engage Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:54:05 +0100
Engage: Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41563-engage-why-gender-can-t-be-ignored-when-dealing-with-domestic-violence http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41563-engage-why-gender-can-t-be-ignored-when-dealing-with-domestic-violence 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 and financial. The “domestic” element refers to abuse between people aged 16 or over who…
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Engage Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:42:03 +0100
Engage: Bright future for social services apprenticeships http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41440-engage-bright-future-for-social-services-apprenticeships http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41440-engage-bright-future-for-social-services-apprenticeships 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 forward for social care... When I first heard about the UK…
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Engage Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:16:19 +0000
Engage: LGA right to call for new money for social care, says BASW http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41357-engage-lga-right-to-call-for-new-money-for-social-care-says-basw http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41357-engage-lga-right-to-call-for-new-money-for-social-care-says-basw 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 for government to provide new money for social care.…
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Engage Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:43:37 +0000
Engage: Five ways to improve physical health of people severe mental illness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41313-engage-five-ways-to-improve-physical-health-of-people-severe-mental-illness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41313-engage-five-ways-to-improve-physical-health-of-people-severe-mental-illness 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 inequalities, City, University of London mental health researcher Dr Chris Flood…
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Engage Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:16:27 +0000
Engage: Remember the real lives behind Government U-Turn on Dubs amendment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41289-engage-remember-the-real-lives-behind-government-u-turn-on-dubs-amendment http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41289-engage-remember-the-real-lives-behind-government-u-turn-on-dubs-amendment 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 Labour peer and former child refugee Lord Alf Dubs and arranged…
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Engage Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:56:35 +0000
Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41288-engage-health-social-care-funding-explained-the-health-foundation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41288-engage-health-social-care-funding-explained-the-health-foundation Engage: Health & Social Care funding explained - In-depth Health Foundation analysis
The Health Foundation have just launched a new online resource clarifying the current and possible future state of health and social care funding in the UK... The UK currently spends over £140bn a year on public provision of health and over £20bn on social care. But how does that break…
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Engage Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:52:59 +0000
Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse? http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41287-engage-why-are-more-and-more-people-seeking-treatment-for-cannabis-misuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41287-engage-why-are-more-and-more-people-seeking-treatment-for-cannabis-misuse Engage: Why are more and more people seeking treatment for cannabis misuse?
Any call for drug policy reform in the UK is usually met with a standard response from the Home Office. It goes something like this: “Drug misuse among adults and young people has fallen in the last ten years and we are working to educate young people about the risks,…
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Engage Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:34:18 +0000
Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41155-engage-britain-s-criminal-justice-system-doesn-t-know-what-to-do-about-autism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41155-engage-britain-s-criminal-justice-system-doesn-t-know-what-to-do-about-autism Engage: Britain’s criminal justice system doesn’t know what to do about autism
Prison is not an easy ride – not least for those with autism spectrum disorder. We know from experience that some prisoners are more vulnerable to bullying and victimisation, more likely to be easily led and manipulated, and more vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse. They will likely have difficulty…
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Engage Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:41:28 +0000
Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41077-engage-tips-on-reducing-dinner-stress-for-christmas-guests-with-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41077-engage-tips-on-reducing-dinner-stress-for-christmas-guests-with-dementia Engage: Tips on reducing dinner stress for Christmas guests with dementia
People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and mince pies to prevent them feeling…
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Engage Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:50:45 +0000
Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41061-engage-social-care-sector-in-dire-need-of-urgent-reform http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/41061-engage-social-care-sector-in-dire-need-of-urgent-reform Engage: Social care sector in dire need of urgent reform
There is a desperate need to bring new money into the social care system but existing proposals will not deliver this, says Professor Les Mayhew from the Cass Business School at City, University of London. The government’s proposals to use council tax to raise money for social care is a…
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Engage Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:51:54 +0000
Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care? http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40992-engage-richard-humphries-asks-what-now-for-social-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40992-engage-richard-humphries-asks-what-now-for-social-care Engage: Richard Humphries asks, what now for social care?
Widespread dismay has greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the parlous state of social care funding. While few expected any fresh announcements about more money for the NHS, the level of unanimity in the calls for social care funding to be prioritised was impressive…
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Engage Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:00:56 +0000
Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40988-engage-charity-helping-syrian-children-overcome-psychological-trauma-of-war http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40988-engage-charity-helping-syrian-children-overcome-psychological-trauma-of-war Engage: Charity helping Syrian children overcome psychological trauma of war
Syrian children now living as refugees in Lebanon are being given psychological care to help them overcome the trauma of war thanks to support from a Scottish charity. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) is helping to fund its partner agency Caritas Lebanon to provide one-to-one counselling and group…
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Engage Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:54:29 +0000
Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40967-engage-it-is-more-essential-than-ever-celebrate-the-role-of-hospital-social-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/40967-engage-it-is-more-essential-than-ever-celebrate-the-role-of-hospital-social-work Engage: It is more essential than ever celebrate the role of hospital social work
BASW CEO Dr Ruth Allen marks national Hospital Social Work Day 2016... Some of my most formative and rewarding work experiences have been in hospital settings, specifically on mental health wards. And some of the most skilled and inspirational social workers I have had the privilege to work with have…
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Engage Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:28:34 +0000