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A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-Appleby - who has a highly diverse portfolio of health and social care posts in…
A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Government responds to the Review into Choice at the End of…
The managed red light area where sex worker Daria Pionko was murdered is under review, a community safety partnership spokesman has said. The area in Holbeck, Leeds, was designated a "managed area" in October 2014, when a 12-month pilot scheme was launched to focus on issues created by the presence…
A play created by York St John University theatre lecturers is to be showcased at a national NSPCC conference this week in London. The production, by Senior Lecturers Rachel Conlon and Jules Dorey Richmond, raises awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation through the topics of relationships, internet, gaming and…
A West Yorkshire care provider has been fined £190,000 following the death of a disabled resident who broke his neck at a nursing home. The Care Quality Commission prosecuted Leeds-based St Anne's Community Services after 62-year-old Kevin McNally died at the home in Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall, in April last…
‌Old age can be a challenge, confronting people with profound changes that include the loss of loved ones, failing health and the looming end of their own lives. Can the experience be eased by mental health practitioners who use therapeutic techniques associated with “spirituality”? The issue is explored by two…
Professor Jan Oyebode looks at frontal lobe dementia, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects the individual and carers. John Berry, a founder member of the Beastie Boys, has died of dementia at the age of 52. Berry's father told Rolling Stone magazine that his son died from…
A youth worker whose revelations about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham led to the exposure of a scandal that shocked the nation has been awarded the MBE. Jayne Senior said she was honoured but saddened that the award has come in the wake of so many "ruined and devastated" young…
Cannabis users seeking treatment often have an expertise about the drug which is leaving those trying to help them lagging behind, a conference has been told. A group of national experts was told about the "inverted expertise" seen in users at a meeting at York University to exchange ideas on…
Narrative Therapy is established as an important strategy for helping people to overcome mental health problems by telling their stories, aiming to assist them in realising their resilience and strength in overcoming difficulties, and the University of a Huddersfield is becoming a key UK centre for offering teaching and research…
A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of Sheffield is helping to give a voice to children and young adults who are living with a parent with dementia. There are estimated to be at least 42,325 people* in the UK under 65 living with a variant of young…
Violence has soared at an inner-city jail fuelled by a flood of so-called "legal highs", an inspection report found. There was an average of 32 assaults on prisoners and staff at HMP Leeds every month, watchdogs revealed, with around one in ten resulting in serious injury. HM Inspectorate of Prisons…
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