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Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

18 June 2018 England

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

Tax rises to support a £20.5 billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget will be "fair and balanced", Theresa May has vowed. The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "responsible" approach to the plan, which will see an extra £394 million a week goi...

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

18 June 2018 England

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

One in five British festival goers have experienced sexual assault or harassment at an event, according to new research. Campaigners said the figures, believed to be the first of their kind, should be a wake-up call for the industry to start treating sexual v...

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

17 June 2018 England

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has said it will receive an additional £20 billion a year in real terms fundin...

Cries of 'shame' as Tory MP ensures so-called 'upskirting bill' is thrown out

15 June 2018 England

Cries of 'shame' as Tory MP ensures so-called 'upskirting bill' is thrown out

Government-backed plans to criminalise upskirting have been derailed after being opposed by a Conservative grandee. There were cries of "shame!" as Sir Christopher Chope (pictured) dealt a blow to campaigners after announcing he objected to the Voyeurism (Off...

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

15 June 2018 England

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara Darzi and Lord David Prior, now Labour and Conservative peers respectively...

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Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

18 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The mother of a 12-year-old son with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and ...

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

18 Jun 2018 England

A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes days after he was found guilty of rape and before he could be charged with the murder of another teenager, a...

Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

18 Jun 2018 Scotland

A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunday May...

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

18 Jun 2018 England

Tax rises to support a £20.5 billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget will be "fair and balanced", Theresa May has vowed. The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "respons...

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

18 Jun 2018 England

Legislation to ban upskirting is to be adopted as a Government Bill, Downing Street said. The move comes after a Tory MP who blocked the progress of a backbench Bill to ban the practic...

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

18 Jun 2018 England

A former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has called for a change to "arcane" procedures which allow MPs to block legislation with a single word. Nigel Evans (pictured) has writt...

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

18 Jun 2018 England

Breast cancer patients are being denied "life-changing" reconstructive surgery due to rationing in the NHS, a report has said. Figures revealed nearly a quarter of local NHS commission...

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

18 Jun 2018 England

One in five British festival goers have experienced sexual assault or harassment at an event, according to new research. Campaigners said the figures, believed to be the first of their...

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

17 Jun 2018 England

The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

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Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

18 Jun 2018 England

A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes days after he was found guilty of rape and before he could be charged with the murder of another teenager, a...

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

18 Jun 2018 England

Tax rises to support a £20.5 billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget will be "fair and balanced", Theresa May has vowed. The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "respons...

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

18 Jun 2018 England

Legislation to ban upskirting is to be adopted as a Government Bill, Downing Street said. The move comes after a Tory MP who blocked the progress of a backbench Bill to ban the practic...

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

18 Jun 2018 England

A former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has called for a change to "arcane" procedures which allow MPs to block legislation with a single word. Nigel Evans (pictured) has writt...

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

18 Jun 2018 England

Breast cancer patients are being denied "life-changing" reconstructive surgery due to rationing in the NHS, a report has said. Figures revealed nearly a quarter of local NHS commission...

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

New research reveals shocking levels of sexual abuse at UK music festivals

18 Jun 2018 England

One in five British festival goers have experienced sexual assault or harassment at an event, according to new research. Campaigners said the figures, believed to be the first of their...

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

17 Jun 2018 England

The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Government loses legal challenge over extent of data breach involving 1,600 immigrants

Government loses legal challenge over extent of data breach involving 1,600 immigrants

15 Jun 2018 England

The Government has lost a legal battle arising out of a data breach when personal details of almost 1,600 immigrants were published online. Leading judges in London were asked to rule ...

Moped riders who murdered youth worker for iPhone each given more than 20 years

Moped riders who murdered youth worker for iPhone each given more than 20 years

15 Jun 2018 England

Two teenage moped riders have each been jailed for more than 20 years after stabbing a charity youth worker to death during a violent robbery spree. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thoma...

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Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

18 Jun 2018 Scotland

A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunda...

Scotland and Wales raise serious concerns over status of European citizens after Brexit

Scotland and Wales raise serious concerns over status of European citizens after Brexit

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Ja...

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland would face "austerity until doomsday" if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. He issued the warning as he called for politicians n...

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on ...

SNP demands suicide awareness training for MPs after alleged Tory jibe

SNP demands suicide awareness training for MPs after alleged Tory jibe

14 Jun 2018 Scotland

The SNP have called for all MPs to have suicide awareness training after an alleged Tory jibe. The call came following Wednesday's Brexit bill debate in which it was alleged Ian L...

Woman suing man cleared of raping her 'thought she was going to die'

Woman suing man cleared of raping her 'thought she was going to die'

14 Jun 2018 Scotland

A woman who has raised a civil legal action against a man cleared of raping her has told a court she thought she was going to die during the alleged attack. "I was just so afraid,...

New tuberculosis test cuts diagnosis time from months to hours

New tuberculosis test cuts diagnosis time from months to hours

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world. The treatable disease still causes about one million deat...

Splitting up siblings in care was the norm, nun tells abuse inquiry

Splitting up siblings in care was the norm, nun tells abuse inquiry

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

A nun has told an inquiry it was painful to see youngsters at a Catholic children's home being separated from their siblings once they reached a certain age. The witness said the ...

Half of Scots believe injustice in society is reason for nations poor health

Half of Scots believe injustice in society is reason for nations poor health

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

Half of Scots believe that poorer health is a result of an unjust society, according to findings published by the Scottish Centre for Social Research. The report ‘Scottish Social ...

Woman brings civil case against man cleared of raping her in St Andrews

Woman brings civil case against man cleared of raping her in St Andrews

12 Jun 2018 Scotland

A civil case against a man cleared of rape has begun after his alleged victim raised a legal action seeking damages. Stephen Coxen, 23, from Bury in Lancashire, is being sued by a...

West Lothian man jailed for six-and-a-half years for killing baby daughter

West Lothian man jailed for six-and-a-half years for killing baby daughter

12 Jun 2018 Scotland

A father who killed his three-month-old daughter when she would not stop crying has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Traherne Williams shook Sophia Williams and threw her ont...

New drug approved for patients with aggressive leukaemia in Scotland

New drug approved for patients with aggressive leukaemia in Scotland

12 Jun 2018 Scotland

A drug that reduces the chances of relapse for people with an aggressive type of leukaemia is to be made available in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced o...

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Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

14 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker who said a woman was failing to meet her son's "emotional needs" because she had not taken him out for an ice cream and did not get his hair to be cut "in the way that h...

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Heléna Herklots CBE has been named as the new Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. Heléna is currently Chief Executive of Carers UK, the national ...

Wife who fatally stabbed husband in drink-fuelled row jailed for eight years

Wife who fatally stabbed husband in drink-fuelled row jailed for eight years

11 Jun 2018 Wales

A wife who stabbed her husband to death during a drink-fuelled row a week before Christmas has been jailed for eight years. Natasha Jex, 32, used a kitchen knife to inflict the single,...

Free flu vaccinations announced for adult social care workers in Wales

Free flu vaccinations announced for adult social care workers in Wales

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Staff working in adult residential care and nursing homes in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccinations through NHS community pharmacies from this winter, Health and Social Servic...

New plans encourage Welsh public to use hospitals only if essential

New plans encourage Welsh public to use hospitals only if essential

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Patients in Wales will be encouraged to only go to hospital if it is essential, under new plans published by the Welsh Government. As the 70th anniversary of the NHS approaches, health...

Woman charged with murder of four-year-old girl in Rhondda

Woman charged with murder of four-year-old girl in Rhondda

11 Jun 2018 Wales

A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris. Carly Ann Harris, from Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, will appear before Merthyr Magistrates...

Gwent scheme will see first time offenders offered course to avoid court

Gwent scheme will see first time offenders offered course to avoid court

07 Jun 2018 Wales

Offenders in South Wales who commit low-level crimes while under the influence of alcohol will be offered the chance to take a two-hour educational course rather than face court, police...

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A new kind of prescription is being employed by one group of GP practices in Swansea and it's proving popular with local residents. The Cwmtawe cluster of GP surgeries is one of the...

Wrexham social worker removed from Register over 'multiple serious failings'

Wrexham social worker removed from Register over 'multiple serious failings'

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker from Wrexham has been removed from the Social Care Wales register after a fitness to practise hearing found he had put the young people in his care at risk of serious ha...

Service supporting families with children at risk of going into care goes Wales-wide

Service supporting families with children at risk of going into care goes Wales-wide

01 Jun 2018 Wales

A service providing support for women at risk of having their children taken into care is being made available across Wales, Social Care Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has said. The Refle...

‘Systemic changes’ needed for prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes

‘Systemic changes’ needed for prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes

23 May 2018 Wales

Antipsychotic medicines are being prescribed inappropriately, in many cases as a first option rather than a last resort, to treat the behavioural and psychologic symptoms of dementia, o...

£125 million programme to help vulnerable in Wales creates uncertainty and lacks direction

£125 million programme to help vulnerable in Wales creates uncertainty and lacks direction

22 May 2018 Wales

The Welsh Government's Supporting People Programme could be at risk of letting down vulnerable and elderly people due to the confusing way it will work and uncertainty it creates for or...

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Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

18 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The mother of a 12-year-old son with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and ...

Epileptic boy's mother could apply for clinical trial of cannabis oil in Northern Ireland

Epileptic boy's mother could apply for clinical trial of cannabis oil in Northern Ireland

15 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A mother seeking a cannabis oil supply to treat her sick son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland. Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the ...

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

14 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into stan...

Pro-choice activists accuse NI Secretary over 'disingenuous' Westminster legislation claims

Pro-choice activists accuse NI Secretary over 'disingenuous' Westminster legislation claims

13 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Pro-choice activists have accused the Northern Ireland Secretary of making inaccurate and disingenuous claims about Westminster's ability to legislate for abortion reform in Northern Ir...

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The Government has declined to commit to passing legislation at Westminster to implement recommendations of a major historical abuse inquiry in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secre...

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The international expert who authored a report to transform Northern Ireland's health care system has said he is not concerned about the lack of devolved government to drive it. Almost...

Northern Ireland abortion laws must not be changed in Westmisnter, says Bradley

Northern Ireland abortion laws must not be changed in Westmisnter, says Bradley

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Westminster politicians are not qualified to change abortion laws for Northern Ireland, the region's Secretary of State has said. Karen Bradley insisted that people in Northern Ireland...

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A British mother has vowed to return to Canada to get more cannabis oil used to treat her son's severe epilepsy after having a supply confiscated at Heathrow Airport. Charlotte Caldwel...

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Chief Social Worker, Sean Holland, has today called on carers to get involved in discussions on the reform of Adult Care. His call was made as the Department of Heal...

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Privately run care homes which fail to provide an acceptable level of care will be held to account, Northern Ireland’s Chief Social Worker has made clear. Sean Holland was commenting a...

RQIA launch new membership scheme to improve engagement with service users

RQIA launch new membership scheme to improve engagement with service users

07 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have today launched a new Membership Scheme aimed at users of health and social care services, their families and ...

Supreme Court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland's 'incompatible' abortion law

Supreme Court dismisses appeal over Northern Ireland's 'incompatible' abortion law

07 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are incompatible with human rights legislation and need "radical reconsideration", the UK's highest court has urged. A majority of a seven-stron...


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Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

15 Jun 2018 England

Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Hea...

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

15 Jun 2018 England

The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara...

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

15 Jun 2018 England

Lawyers for two severely disabled men who won a High Court declaration that they had been unlawfully discriminated against have called on the Government to halt the roll-out of the cont...

Women caught up in cycle of offending due to chronic lack of housing support

Women caught up in cycle of offending due to chronic lack of housing support

14 Jun 2018 England

A chronic shortage of housing support for women released from custody is driving them back to prison, a report claims. Arrangements are often made at the last-minute, with some women u...

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

14 Jun 2018 England

The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kenned...

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

14 Jun 2018 Career Advice

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work....

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns adult social care funding 9% lower than decade ago

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns adult social care funding 9% lower than decade ago

14 Jun 2018 England

Adult social care spending is 9% lower than a decade ago, despite councils pumping extra cash into the system at the expense of other services, a new report has warned. Despite efforts...

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

12 Jun 2018 England

Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me a...

Adass warn funding fragile social care system is 'undeniable, urgent and imperative'

Adass warn funding fragile social care system is 'undeniable, urgent and imperative'

12 Jun 2018 England

Adult social care is increasingly fragile and requires more short-term Government funding to tide it over until reform measures are introduced, a report warns. Despite a £2.3 billion b...

Up to three staff for every foreign national on immigration removal flights

Up to three staff for every foreign national on immigration removal flights

12 Jun 2018 England

Immigration removal flights have departed from Britain with as many as three staff for every foreign national on board, a report reveals. On one journey to Germany in June last year th...

Grenfell survivors' trauma worsened by councils rehousing effort - report

Grenfell survivors' trauma worsened by councils rehousing effort - report

12 Jun 2018 England

Grenfell Tower survivors were let down and their trauma worsened by the efforts of the local authority to rehouse them, a report claims. North Kensington Law Centre, which has provided...

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

11 Jun 2018 Engage

A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough Universi...

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Chief Social Worker, Sean Holland, has today called on carers to get involved in discussions on the reform of Adult Care. His call was made as the Department of Heal...

Comprehensive plan could eradicate homelessness in Britain within decade

Comprehensive plan could eradicate homelessness in Britain within decade

11 Jun 2018 England

Homelessness in Britain could be eradicated within 10 years with the correct measures in place, according to a report. Government policies needed to end homelessness have been set out ...

Plans to integrate health and social care undermined by public distrust, MPs warn

Plans to integrate health and social care undermined by public distrust, MPs warn

11 Jun 2018 England

Government plans to integrate health and social care in England are in danger of being undermined by public distrust and suspicion, MPs have warned. The Commons Health and Social Care ...

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Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which en...

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

15 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the care system in England and Wales. P...

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on the H...

Judges to decide if brain-damaged woman should be seperated from only surviving child

Judges to decide if brain-damaged woman should be seperated from only surviving child

15 Jun 2018 England

Judges in a specialist court have been asked to decide whether a woman who suffered brain damage in a car crash which left her husband and two eldest children dead should be separated f...

Police force fined £80,000 over email data breach identifying child abuse victims

Police force fined £80,000 over email data breach identifying child abuse victims

15 Jun 2018 England

A police force has been fined £80,000 after an officer sent a bulk email identifying victims of non-recent child abuse. The email was sent to 56 recipients by an officer from Glouceste...

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

14 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker who said a woman was failing to meet her son's "emotional needs" because she had not taken him out for an ice cream and did not get his hair to be cut "in the way that h...

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

14 Jun 2018 England

Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues we...

Judge warns of 'untenable' workload due to rise in looked after children applications

Judge warns of 'untenable' workload due to rise in looked after children applications

14 Jun 2018 England

A rise in council applications to take children into care is making the workload of family courts "untenable", a senior judge said. Lord Justice McFarlane, a Court of Appeal judge base...

Ministers to 'look again' at unaccompanied child refugee amendment

Ministers to 'look again' at unaccompanied child refugee amendment

14 Jun 2018 England

Ministers have agreed to "look again" at a Lords amendment which seeks to broaden the definition of an unaccompanied child refugee. Solicitor General Robert Buckland said he had listen...

Splitting up siblings in care was the norm, nun tells abuse inquiry

Splitting up siblings in care was the norm, nun tells abuse inquiry

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

A nun has told an inquiry it was painful to see youngsters at a Catholic children's home being separated from their siblings once they reached a certain age. The witness said the pract...

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The Government has declined to commit to passing legislation at Westminster to implement recommendations of a major historical abuse inquiry in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secre...

West Lothian man jailed for six-and-a-half years for killing baby daughter

West Lothian man jailed for six-and-a-half years for killing baby daughter

12 Jun 2018 Scotland

A father who killed his three-month-old daughter when she would not stop crying has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Traherne Williams shook Sophia Williams and threw her onto a c...

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

12 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the particip...

Social care system pushing young towards criminal gangs, Commissioner warns

Social care system pushing young towards criminal gangs, Commissioner warns

12 Jun 2018 England

Children are being pushed towards violent street gangs by a social care system that focuses money on a small number of the most serious cases, the Children's Commissioner for England ha...

Slovakian teenager left newborn son with nurses saying he should be placed for adoption

Slovakian teenager left newborn son with nurses saying he should be placed for adoption

12 Jun 2018 England

A 17-year-old Slovakian travelled to England when near the end of her pregnancy then left her son in the care of nurses three days after giving birth, a family court judge has been told...

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A British mother has vowed to return to Canada to get more cannabis oil used to treat her son's severe epilepsy after having a supply confiscated at Heathrow Airport. Charlotte Caldwel...

Concern over unsuitable accommodation of teenage girl who 'violently self-harms'

Concern over unsuitable accommodation of teenage girl who 'violently self-harms'

08 Jun 2018 England

A High Court judge has raised concern about the welfare of a troubled teenage girl who professionals think should be in a specialist secure unit. Mr Justice Hayden heard that the teena...

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Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

15 Jun 2018 England

Bupa Care Homes has been fined £3 million over the death of an 86-year-old in Essex. Kenneth Ibbetson died after contracting Legionnaires' disease while living at the Hutton Village Nu...

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

14 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into stan...

Study suggests increased dementia risk for 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure

Study suggests increased dementia risk for 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure

13 Jun 2018 England

Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life, a new study has suggested. Study participants had a greater risk even if...

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 Jun 2018 Education & Training

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether musi...

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Heléna Herklots CBE has been named as the new Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. Heléna is currently Chief Executive of Carers UK, the national ...

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Privately run care homes which fail to provide an acceptable level of care will be held to account, Northern Ireland’s Chief Social Worker has made clear. Sean Holland was commenting a...

Hospice boss faces jail for £100,000 fraud using charity's credit card

Hospice boss faces jail for £100,000 fraud using charity's credit card

11 Jun 2018 England

A hospice boss whose arrest cost the charity £100,000 in lost donations will be jailed when he is sentenced for a long-running fraud. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 62, pleaded guilty to abus...

Inverness care home plagued with problems served with new Improvement Notice

Inverness care home plagued with problems served with new Improvement Notice

06 Jun 2018 Scotland

An Inverness care home plagued with problems has again been told to make urgent improvements in the care experienced by vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a new for...

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

06 Jun 2018 Engage

A combination of sleep, exercise and alcohol could help prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that a good night's sleep, increasing heart rate thro...

Walking charity open Scotland’s first dementia friendly park in Stirling

Walking charity open Scotland’s first dementia friendly park in Stirling

05 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland's first ever Dementia Friendly park is being launched today in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Ki...

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A new kind of prescription is being employed by one group of GP practices in Swansea and it's proving popular with local residents. The Cwmtawe cluster of GP surgeries is one of the...

East Lothian care home must make urgent improvements following inspection

East Lothian care home must make urgent improvements following inspection

04 Jun 2018 Scotland

A care home for older people in East Lothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care experienced by vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improv...

Sheridan Smith to star in new BBC drama 'Care' on challenges of dementia

Sheridan Smith to star in new BBC drama 'Care' on challenges of dementia

01 Jun 2018 England

Actress Sheridan Smith will star in award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's new feature-length BBC drama called Care, it has been announced. Smith will play a single mother-of-two whose ...

Treasury move to protect vulnerable from unscrupulous funeral plan providers

Treasury move to protect vulnerable from unscrupulous funeral plan providers

01 Jun 2018 England

A crackdown on "rip-off" pre-paid funeral plan providers who prey on the vulnerable has been signalled by the Government. The Treasury is proposing bringing the sector under the regula...

Kingdom Homes announce deal to takeover Bield care home in Glenrothes

Kingdom Homes announce deal to takeover Bield care home in Glenrothes

01 Jun 2018 Scotland

Kingdom Homes has struck a deal which will see all residents and staff transfer from a Bield care home in Fife. Last year, Bield announced 12 of its care homes across Scotland were to...

Elderly trapped in 'nightmare of bureaucracy' while waiting months for home care

Elderly trapped in 'nightmare of bureaucracy' while waiting months for home care

01 Jun 2018 England

Too many older people are living in misery as they are left waiting for months to receive care in their own home, a charity has warned. Older people and their families are paying the p...

Dagenham carer who knocked down and killed 100-year-old avoids prison

Dagenham carer who knocked down and killed 100-year-old avoids prison

31 May 2018 England

A carer who fatally knocked down a 100-year-old grandmother in an Asda car park after "accidentally pressing the accelerator" of a van has been spared jail. Cherise Lyons, 57, was driv...

Care worker dies after suffering head injuries at home of elderly dementia sufferer

Care worker dies after suffering head injuries at home of elderly dementia sufferer

26 May 2018 England

Detectives are investigating how a female carer died after suffering head injuries in the flat of a 95-year-old patient who is believed to suffer from dementia. The elderly man, who ne...

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Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

Taxpayers will contribute 'a bit more' to fund £20 billion-a-year NHS plans

18 Jun 2018 England

Tax rises to support a £20.5 billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget will be "fair and balanced", Theresa May has vowed. The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "respons...

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

Breast cancer patients being 'denied reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions'

18 Jun 2018 England

Breast cancer patients are being denied "life-changing" reconstructive surgery due to rationing in the NHS, a report has said. Figures revealed nearly a quarter of local NHS commission...

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

Prime Minister announces NHS to get extra £384 million per week after Brexit

17 Jun 2018 England

The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has...

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

15 Jun 2018 England

Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Hea...

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland would face "austerity until doomsday" if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. He issued the warning as he called for politicians north ...

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

15 Jun 2018 England

The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara...

NHS to recruit thousands more foreign doctors and nurses after lifting visa cap

NHS to recruit thousands more foreign doctors and nurses after lifting visa cap

15 Jun 2018 England

The NHS is to be able to recruit thousands more medical staff from abroad, after the Government announced a relaxation on visas. Doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the cap on s...

Decade high half a million patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment

Decade high half a million patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment

14 Jun 2018 England

The number of patients waiting longer than the recommended 18 weeks to start planned NHS hospital treatment has reached the highest number in almost a decade by exceeding half a million...

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

14 Jun 2018 England

The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kenned...

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

14 Jun 2018 England

Patients with pre-existing mental health conditions feel they are treated with less respect and dignity while staying in hospital, according to the results of a wide-ranging survey. Th...

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

14 Jun 2018 England

Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues we...

New tuberculosis test cuts diagnosis time from months to hours

New tuberculosis test cuts diagnosis time from months to hours

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world. The treatable disease still causes about one million deaths ev...

NHS unveils plan to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays ahead of next winter

NHS unveils plan to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays ahead of next winter

13 Jun 2018 England

The NHS has unveiled plans to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays, freeing up thousands of beds ahead of next winter. Around 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in hospital ...

Half of Scots believe injustice in society is reason for nations poor health

Half of Scots believe injustice in society is reason for nations poor health

13 Jun 2018 Scotland

Half of Scots believe that poorer health is a result of an unjust society, according to findings published by the Scottish Centre for Social Research. The report ‘Scottish Social Attit...

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

12 Jun 2018 Engage

Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and No...

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The international expert who authored a report to transform Northern Ireland's health care system has said he is not concerned about the lack of devolved government to drive it. Almost...

Immigration rules for doctors branded 'ludicrous and shameful' in the Lords

Immigration rules for doctors branded 'ludicrous and shameful' in the Lords

12 Jun 2018 England

Immigration rules preventing overseas doctors being recruited by the NHS have been branded "ludicrous and shameful" in the Lords. Former Lord Speaker Baroness Hayman warned patient car...

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

11 Jun 2018 Engage

A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough Universi...

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Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

15 Jun 2018 England

Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Hea...

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which en...

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

14 Jun 2018 England

The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kenned...

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

14 Jun 2018 Career Advice

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work....

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

14 Jun 2018 England

Patients with pre-existing mental health conditions feel they are treated with less respect and dignity while staying in hospital, according to the results of a wide-ranging survey. Th...

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

14 Jun 2018 England

Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues we...

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

12 Jun 2018 England

Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me a...

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

12 Jun 2018 Engage

Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and No...

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

12 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Nearly one third of the particip...

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

12 Jun 2018 Education & Training

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests. The survey also found that a hig...

Grenfell survivors' trauma worsened by councils rehousing effort - report

Grenfell survivors' trauma worsened by councils rehousing effort - report

12 Jun 2018 England

Grenfell Tower survivors were let down and their trauma worsened by the efforts of the local authority to rehouse them, a report claims. North Kensington Law Centre, which has provided...

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

11 Jun 2018 Engage

A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough Universi...

Family slams NHS report saying man's murder by schizophrenic was not preventable

Family slams NHS report saying man's murder by schizophrenic was not preventable

08 Jun 2018 England

Loved ones of a father-of-three murdered by a schizophrenic in a random attack have said an NHS report into his death is a whitewash. Robert Kay, 49, walked into the open garage of Ian...

Mental health patients feel stigma asking for time off work for therapy

Mental health patients feel stigma asking for time off work for therapy

08 Jun 2018 England

People with mental health problems feel stigmatised in asking their employers for time off work to attend therapy appointments, according to medical professionals. Yet they would happi...

NHS spending £315 million on unexpected increases in mental health meds, report

NHS spending £315 million on unexpected increases in mental health meds, report

08 Jun 2018 England

The NHS was burdened with an £315 million increase in drugs spending because of unexpected price hikes that included a mental health medicine leaping by more than 70 times, a report has...

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

07 Jun 2018 Education & Training

An educational psychologist has created stories to help children deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. The Wellbeing Stories feature ten characters representing different ty...

Pressures of modern day living driving rise in millennials reporting anxiety and depression

Pressures of modern day living driving rise in millennials reporting anxiety and depression

07 Jun 2018 England

Concerns about a career, money, housing, education and social media could be fuelling a rise in mental health problems for millennials. Adolescents feel under more pressure to be succe...

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Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

18 Jun 2018 England

A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes days after he was found guilty of rape and before he could be charged with the murder of another teenager, a...

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

Government to adopt upskirting legislation as knickers draped over objecting MP's office

18 Jun 2018 England

Legislation to ban upskirting is to be adopted as a Government Bill, Downing Street said. The move comes after a Tory MP who blocked the progress of a backbench Bill to ban the practic...

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

Former deputy speaker calls for change to 'arcane' commons rules amid upskirting row

18 Jun 2018 England

A former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has called for a change to "arcane" procedures which allow MPs to block legislation with a single word. Nigel Evans (pictured) has writt...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Government loses legal challenge over extent of data breach involving 1,600 immigrants

Government loses legal challenge over extent of data breach involving 1,600 immigrants

15 Jun 2018 England

The Government has lost a legal battle arising out of a data breach when personal details of almost 1,600 immigrants were published online. Leading judges in London were asked to rule ...

Moped riders who murdered youth worker for iPhone each given more than 20 years

Moped riders who murdered youth worker for iPhone each given more than 20 years

15 Jun 2018 England

Two teenage moped riders have each been jailed for more than 20 years after stabbing a charity youth worker to death during a violent robbery spree. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thoma...

Cries of 'shame' as Tory MP ensures so-called 'upskirting bill' is thrown out

Cries of 'shame' as Tory MP ensures so-called 'upskirting bill' is thrown out

15 Jun 2018 England

Government-backed plans to criminalise upskirting have been derailed after being opposed by a Conservative grandee. There were cries of "shame!" as Sir Christopher Chope (pictured) dea...

Around 1,000 welfare claimants to recieve more money as Government drops legal challenge

Around 1,000 welfare claimants to recieve more money as Government drops legal challenge

15 Jun 2018 England

Around 1,000 welfare claimants will be given more money after the Government dropped a legal challenge. An appeal against a decision that regulations were wrongly interpreted in a Pers...

Two jailed for stabbing youth worker who confronted them for drug dealing outside his home

Two jailed for stabbing youth worker who confronted them for drug dealing outside his home

15 Jun 2018 England

Two teenagers have been jailed over the fatal stabbing of a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home. Omid Saidy (pictured) was knifed in the neck after he ...

Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

15 Jun 2018 England

Bupa Care Homes has been fined £3 million over the death of an 86-year-old in Essex. Kenneth Ibbetson died after contracting Legionnaires' disease while living at the Hutton Village Nu...

Victim of sexual abuse at hands of stepfather challenges 'same-roof rule' in appeal court

Victim of sexual abuse at hands of stepfather challenges 'same-roof rule' in appeal court

15 Jun 2018 England

A rule which prevents some victims of sex offences from recovering compensation amounts to discrimination and a breach of human rights laws, senior judges have been told. The Court of ...

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

15 Jun 2018 England

Lawyers for two severely disabled men who won a High Court declaration that they had been unlawfully discriminated against have called on the Government to halt the roll-out of the cont...

Judges to decide if brain-damaged woman should be seperated from only surviving child

Judges to decide if brain-damaged woman should be seperated from only surviving child

15 Jun 2018 England

Judges in a specialist court have been asked to decide whether a woman who suffered brain damage in a car crash which left her husband and two eldest children dead should be separated f...

Student jailed for killing autistic teen over 'pathetic' Whatsapp row

Student jailed for killing autistic teen over 'pathetic' Whatsapp row

15 Jun 2018 England

A gifted student who stabbed an autistic teenager to death over a "pathetic" row on social media has been jailed for 21 years. Paul Akinnuoye, 20, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, traded ...

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

14 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker who said a woman was failing to meet her son's "emotional needs" because she had not taken him out for an ice cream and did not get his hair to be cut "in the way that h...

Woman suing man cleared of raping her 'thought she was going to die'

Woman suing man cleared of raping her 'thought she was going to die'

14 Jun 2018 Scotland

A woman who has raised a civil legal action against a man cleared of raping her has told a court she thought she was going to die during the alleged attack. "I was just so afraid," the...

Judge warns of 'untenable' workload due to rise in looked after children applications

Judge warns of 'untenable' workload due to rise in looked after children applications

14 Jun 2018 England

A rise in council applications to take children into care is making the workload of family courts "untenable", a senior judge said. Lord Justice McFarlane, a Court of Appeal judge base...


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Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

12 June 2018 Engage

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL) have been standing amid the market st...

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

11 June 2018 Engage

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough University have explored the way health care assistants perceive the benefits ...

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

06 June 2018 Engage

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

A combination of sleep, exercise and alcohol could help prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that a good night's sleep, increasing heart rate through exercise and 25ml of wine per day can help stimulate the brain's o...

Engage: What can social workers do if they find evidence of child sexual abuse imagery online

05 June 2018 Engage

Engage: What can social workers do if they find evidence of child sexual abuse imagery online

We’d like to introduce ourselves to the readers of Care Appointments. We’re the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and we’re the organisation removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet. It’s a tough job, but a vital one, not only for the victims o...

Engage: Ireland's abortion referendum – here's what you need to know

23 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Ireland's abortion referendum – here's what you need to know

The Republic of Ireland is holding a referendum on May 25 that could dramatically change its stance on abortion. Here’s a rundown of what is happening, when and why. What is Ireland voting on? The referendum is about taking action that would result in t...

Engage: Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women

23 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women

Diagnosing autism is expensive and time consuming, so a screening tool is used to filter out those people who are unlikely to be diagnosed as autistic. This is all well and good, but our latest research suggests that a widely used screening tool may be bi...

Engage: Austerity measures leave Children’s Services suffering own 'Windrush moment'

04 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Austerity measures leave Children’s Services suffering own 'Windrush moment'

Children's services have suffered their own Windrush moment, according to a University of Huddersfield professor when he spoke to a committee of MPs. Paul Bywaters, who is Professor of Social Work, believes that austerity measures and policies that place...

Engage: Schwartz Centre Rounds and the impact of person-centered care in today’s healthcare

02 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Schwartz Centre Rounds and the impact of person-centered care in today’s healthcare

Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care a...

Engage: Display of female victimhood across the media 'disturbing' - Germaine Greer

01 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Display of female victimhood across the media 'disturbing' - Germaine Greer

Writer Germaine Greer has said it is disturbing that the sort of female victimhood seen across the media in the #MeToo campaign sells to women. The feminist author, 79, said the prevalence of images of women standing up and saying they had been harassed ...

Engage: Margaret Atwood's Handmaids adopted as powerful symbols of abortion restriction

30 April 2018 Engage

Engage: Margaret Atwood's Handmaids adopted as powerful symbols of abortion restriction

Five women in red robes, their heads hooded, veils over their faces, silently watched as parliamentarians on the Isle of Man gathered on a grassy hillside last July. They had come, unannounced and shrouded in mystery, to demonstrate against the island's ...

Engage: Recently uncovered photograph collection offers glimpse into pre-NHS healthcare

26 April 2018 Engage

Engage: Recently uncovered photograph collection offers glimpse into pre-NHS healthcare

A recently uncovered archive of photographs is giving people a glimpse into healthcare in the years just before the NHS was founded. Some 4,050 photographs documenting healthcare in Britain between 1938 and 1943 were discovered by staff at heritage agenc...

Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

18 April 2018 Engage

Engage: A sense of self-worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people

Children and young people in the care system can spend many hours with an escort service, being taken to school, healthcare appointments, contact sessions with family members or being relocated to a new area. That experience can have a huge impact on the...

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Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public hea...

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

12 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems,...

Webwatch: Emojis could to used to help monitor the progress of cancer patients

02 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Emojis could to used to help monitor the progress of cancer patients

Emojis could be used to live monitor the progress of cancer patients, according to new research. Positive and negative reactions, r...

Webwatch: Barnardo's call for urgent action on use of livestreaming to groom children

24 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Barnardo's call for urgent action on use of livestreaming to groom children

A children's charity is urging tech giants to take urgent action to protect youngsters from predators after it found more than half ...

Webwatch: Casualities instantly assessed using video streaming technology

10 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Casualities instantly assessed using video streaming technology

Emergency services can instantly assess patients from afar using live video streaming technology.A new feature on the GoodSAM platfo...

Webwatch: New cancer research app seeks to harness power of smartphone networks

01 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New cancer research app seeks to harness power of smartphone networks

Cancer researchers in the UK are to benefit from an app which crunches data while smartphone owners sleep. The DreamLab app, develo...

Webwatch: New SSSC video explains importance of social service workers’ online behaviour

27 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New SSSC video explains importance of social service workers’ online behaviour

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) have produced a new video explaining their social media guidance for social service work...

Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

20 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr O...

Education & Training

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Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 June 2018

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether music therapy sessions have beneficial effects in adults wh...

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

12 June 2018

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests. The survey also found that a high proportion - 88% - believe drug use can cause long-te...

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

07 June 2018

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of S...

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

07 June 2018

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

An educational psychologist has created stories to help children deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. The Wellbeing Stories feature ten characters representing different types of thinking – including the Worry Wart, the Sprite ...

Funding awarded for research projects exploring children’s rights in family actions

06 June 2018

Funding awarded for research projects exploring children’s rights in family actions

The Scottish Government is providing funding for two projects, to be led by researchers from Glasgow and Stirling universities. Guided by an expert group of young people, researchers will identify the challenges and explore the implication...

New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

23 May 2018

New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has launched new learning resources to support early learning and childcare workers at a Scottish Government event in Glasgow. The free digital resources will support the workforce at a time of m...

Six times as many London students starting health degress than North East

22 May 2018

Six times as many London students starting health degress than North East

More than six times as many students from London took up places to study medicine and dentistry last year, compared to those from north-east England, Press Association analysis shows. The figures come amid a push by government and the prof...

Most deprived far more likely to develop dementia according to new research

17 May 2018

Most deprived far more likely to develop dementia according to new research

Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL and University of Exeter research. Researchers analysed data from over 6,000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that ...

Programme for Newly Qualified Social Worker conference in Edinburgh announced

17 May 2018

Programme for Newly Qualified Social Worker conference in Edinburgh announced

The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has announced details of their 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The theme of the NQSW Conference this year is Building the future: Shaping ...

New SQA awards aim to improve young people's understanding of Mental Health

17 May 2018

New SQA awards aim to improve young people's understanding of Mental Health

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has announced that it is developing new awards that will aim to improve young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing. New National Progression Awards in Mental Health and Wellbeing...

Flexible learning initiative offers care workers chance to develop new skills in South West

14 May 2018

Flexible learning initiative offers care workers chance to develop new skills in South West

Devon County Council is to give health and social care workers and job seekers wishing to enter the profession the chance to learn new maths, English, care and IT skills. Varied shift patterns and irregular hours can make it difficult for h...

Warning over students mental health amid continuing increase in suicide rates

11 May 2018

Warning over students mental health amid continuing increase in suicide rates

University students with mental health problems are in danger of "slipping through the gaps" when at their most vulnerable, a report has warned, amid a continuing increase in the number of student suicides.Several institutions have seen a n...

Lower concern for personal gain exposes autistic children to higher risk of bullying

03 May 2018

Lower concern for personal gain exposes autistic children to higher risk of bullying

Children with autism may be at risk from bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behaviour say psychologists. The research by Dr Calum Hartley and Sophie Fisher of Lancaster University involved young children playing tradin...

New toolkit aims to tackle sexual violence and harassment in Scottish universities

27 April 2018

New toolkit aims to tackle sexual violence and harassment in Scottish universities

New practical guidance for universities to tackle gender-based violence on campus has been published. Guidance and training for staff, better data collection and well-publicised support information for students are some of the recommendati...

University partnership with care provider sees workers join Nursing apprenticeship scheme

25 April 2018

University partnership with care provider sees workers join Nursing apprenticeship scheme

The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the firs...

Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

19 April 2018

Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

Maximum interest rates on student loans are set to rise this autumn. From this September, students will pay up to 6.3%, after a rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) - a measure of inflation, compared to the same point last year. The incr...

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

18 April 2018

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland,...

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

18 April 2018

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

The first study examining the role of feedback in health research projects involving patients and members of the public (PPI research*) has found that a fifth of PPI contributors never received feedback on how their input has shaped the res...

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

12 April 2018

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

Members of the public are invited to a free forum at the University of Derby on modern slavery and human trafficking, to hear what is being done locally to tackle this challenging issue.  The ‘Parallel Worlds, Hidden Lives’ event, presente...

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

12 April 2018

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

A unique new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a...

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

09 April 2018

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have ...

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

09 April 2018

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those without intellectual disability and have higher rates of...

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

09 April 2018

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collaboration between Policy Scotland and What Wo...

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

08 April 2018

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a new research review. The authors say that health, educational and ...

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

05 April 2018

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

The number of people applying to train to become nurses has fallen by 10%, new figures show. Figures on UCAS undergraduate applications show that there were 43,700 applicants to nursing courses, down from 48,810 the previous year. Among t...

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

29 March 2018

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data science for mental health research. Funding for the gran...

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

26 March 2018

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

Glaswegian rap artist and author of ‘Poverty Safari’ will share his insight into living on the breadline next week when he talks at the University of Dundee. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, will be giving his insight into the common misgivings abo...

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

23 March 2018

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will ...

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

23 March 2018

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study provides the f...

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

17 March 2018

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

Student nurses at nine universities have had their loans and grants cut off or reduced after administrative errors meant they were previously paid too much, according to nursing leaders. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said it has writt...

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

14 March 2018

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of the much needed change in how patient care is undertaken and evaluated. Between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2017, there were 365 reported perioperative incidents. Of these 351 were cat...

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

14 March 2018

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

Female prisoners – often anguished at being parted from their children – are more likely to commit acts of self-harm than their male counterparts, according to a University of Huddersfield researcher who has been exploring the issue for mor...

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

06 March 2018

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

The Social Workers Union (SWU) are offering four grants of £500 to social work students who can write the most compelling argument for how the profession can solve austerity. Timed in conjunction with World Social Work Day (WSWD) on 20th M...

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

05 March 2018

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

On 10th March, 440 psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors will gather at Birmingham University to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by Dr David Muss to learn The Rewind: a technique he originated that can help treat Post-Tr...

Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

14 February 2018

Study finds new kind of antipsychotic drug relieves symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying and disturbing symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide. New research has found that Pimavanserin significantly improves psychosis symptoms ...

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

07 February 2018

University event seeks to understand the growing problem of self-harm

An event exploring the growing issue of self-harm will take place in Sheffield later this month. Self-harm is an important health concern in the UK with numbers seemingly rising, especially in teens, with one recent study claiming that U...

Reports & Resources

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Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

15 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the c...

Survey: Survivors of abuse invited to help improve Church of England safeguarding practice

12 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Survey: Survivors of abuse invited to help improve Church of England safeguarding practice

Safeguarding expert, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is working with the Church of England to improve how the Church treats people wh...

Report: New research into funding for adult social care published - Dept of Health & Social Care

07 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: New research into funding for adult social care published - Dept of Health & Social Care

The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae proposes a new formula to be used with the Local Government Finance Settlement. The Rev...

Report: Insult and Injury - Exploring intimidation, threats and violence against social workers

06 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Insult and Injury - Exploring intimidation, threats and violence against social workers

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland has published deeply concerning research findings detailing social workers’ experien...

New To Care

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New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

22 May 2018 New To Care

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

A Welsh Government-funded project that gives people out of work the experience they need to start a career in the childcare sector has been praised by Chil...

Queens University trials new values-based admissions process for nursing students

18 May 2018 New To Care

Queens University trials new values-based admissions process for nursing students

Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates. The University's School of N...

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

23 April 2018 New To Care

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

Over 5,500 childminders across Scotland, and those entering the childcare sector, now have access to an accredited Work Based Award that recognises and val...

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

30 March 2018 New To Care

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

TV doctors Rosemary Leonard, Ellie Cannon and Sara Kayat are returning to the classroom to encourage pupils to study science, technology, engineering and m...

Career Advice

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Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

14 June 2018 Career Advice

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being don...

ACAS produce guidance to tackle religious or belief-based discrimination

22 May 2018 Career Advice

ACAS produce guidance to tackle religious or belief-based discrimination

New workplace guidance has been issued to help ensure businesses are following the law when managing staff who have a particular religion or belief. ...

Majority of care professionals falling victim to the ‘always-on’ work culture

14 May 2018 Career Advice

Majority of care professionals falling victim to the ‘always-on’ work culture

A staggering 76.5% of professionals in the care sector confess to replying to work-related emails, or making work-related calls in their free time. Wh...

Candidates turning down jobs after waiting too long for news form employers

11 May 2018 Career Advice

Candidates turning down jobs after waiting too long for news form employers

Three out of five people have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer, according to a ne...