Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:24:31 +0000 en-gb Job insecurity and stress rife as report paints picture of 'overworked and underpaid' Britain https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43373-job-insecurity-and-stress-rife-as-report-paints-picture-of-overworked-and-underpaid-britain https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43373-job-insecurity-and-stress-rife-as-report-paints-picture-of-overworked-and-underpaid-britain Job insecurity and stress rife as report paints picture of 'overworked and underpaid' Britain
Almost four-fifths of British workers expect to become poorer over the coming year, as wages fail to keep pace with inflation, according to a new report. Released on the same day as labour market statistics expected to show continuing high levels of employment, the report by left-leaning think tank Class…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:23:40 +0000
Majority of nurses believe winter pressures led to poorer end-of-life care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43372-majority-of-nurses-believe-winter-pressures-led-to-poorer-end-of-life-care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43372-majority-of-nurses-believe-winter-pressures-led-to-poorer-end-of-life-care Majority of nurses believe winter pressures led to poorer end-of-life care
Three quarters of NHS nurses believe that winter pressures on the NHS have hampered their ability to care for dying patients. A new poll found that 77% of nurses said that strain on the system over the colder months has had a negative effect on the quality of care they…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:31:55 +0000
Social bite launch drive to take 600 people out of homelessness https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43371-social-bite-launch-drive-to-take-600-people-out-of-homelessness https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43371-social-bite-launch-drive-to-take-600-people-out-of-homelessness Social bite launch drive to take 600 people out of homelessness
A project to take 600 people out of homelessness by offering them a secure home is being launched by a social enterprise. Social Bite said the programme is being largely funded by £3 million of the money raised from December's Sleep in the Park, when 8000 people including Sir Bob…
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Scotland Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:16:01 +0000
New research suggests heavy drinking major risk factor for early-onset dementia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43370-new-research-suggests-heavy-drinking-major-risk-factor-for-early-onset-dementia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43370-new-research-suggests-heavy-drinking-major-risk-factor-for-early-onset-dementia New research suggests heavy drinking major risk factor for early-onset dementia
Heavy drinking may be a major risk factor for early-onset dementia, new research suggests. Scientists who looked at 57,000 cases of dementia diagnosed before the age of 65 found that 39% could be attributed to alcohol-related brain damage. Brain damage associated with drinking was thought to be responsible for 3%…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:04:36 +0000
MPs commitee refuses to approve appointment of new Charity Commission boss https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43369-mps-commitee-refuses-to-approve-appointment-of-new-charity-commission-boss https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43369-mps-commitee-refuses-to-approve-appointment-of-new-charity-commission-boss MPs commitee refuses to approve appointment of new Charity Commission boss
MPs have refused to sign-off the appointment of a Conservative peer chosen by the Government to become the new Charity Commission boss. Tina Stowell does not have the experience, neutrality or capability to take on the top job at the watchdog, according to the Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee.…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:31:38 +0000
Adoptive mother tells of justice fight after parents left baby with life-changing disabilities https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43368-adoptive-mother-tells-of-justice-fight-after-parents-left-baby-with-life-changing-disabilities https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43368-adoptive-mother-tells-of-justice-fight-after-parents-left-baby-with-life-changing-disabilities Adoptive mother tells of justice fight after parents left baby with life-changing disabilities
The adoptive mother of a baby who fought for justice after he was so violently assaulted he lost both his legs has told how "horrified" she was to learn his parents could escape prosecution. The woman said she could not "sit back and do nothing" when legally adopting Tony Smith…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:18:28 +0000
Number of victims of Rotherham sex abuse even higher than original 1400 estimate https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43361-number-of-victims-of-rotherham-sex-abuse-even-higher-than-original-1400-estimate https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43361-number-of-victims-of-rotherham-sex-abuse-even-higher-than-original-1400-estimate Number of victims of Rotherham sex abuse even higher than original 1400 estimate
The number of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham appears to be even higher than the 1,400 figure which sparked a national outrage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA is conducting a huge investigation in the South Yorkshire town following the revelations in the 2014 Jay…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:14:02 +0000
Council approves free school meals all-year-round to children from low income households https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43363-council-approves-free-school-meals-all-year-round-to-children-from-low-income-households https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43363-council-approves-free-school-meals-all-year-round-to-children-from-low-income-households Council approves free school meals all-year-round to children from low income households
Councillors have approved plans to provide free school meals 365 days a year to children from low income households to help tackle "holiday hunger". North Lanarkshire Council agreed to expand its free meal entitlement to cover the 175 days of the year when pupils are not at school during weekends…
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Scotland Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:09:38 +0000
Save The Children apologies over 'inappropriate' behaviour of former chief executive https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43367-save-the-children-apologies-over-inappropriate-behaviour-of-former-chief-executive https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43367-save-the-children-apologies-over-inappropriate-behaviour-of-former-chief-executive Save The Children apologies over 'inappropriate' behaviour of former chief executive
Save the Children has apologised to women employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity's former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time. In a statement, the charity said Justin Forsyth - who has since gone on to become deputy executive director of…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:08:19 +0000
Young offender could have been saved if staff had responded to emergency bell, report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43365-young-offender-could-have-been-saved-if-staff-had-responded-to-emergency-bell-report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43365-young-offender-could-have-been-saved-if-staff-had-responded-to-emergency-bell-report Young offender could have been saved if staff had responded to emergency bell, report
A "vulnerable" 18-year-old man who killed himself in a prison cell could have been saved if staff had promptly responded to an emergency alarm, a report has found. Lithuanian national Osvaldas Pagirys died in hospital on November 14 2016, three days after he was found hanged at HMP Wandsworth, south-west…
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England Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:03 +0000
Service user sentenced to four months for £9,000 travel claim fraud https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43366-service-user-sentenced-to-four-months-for-9-000-travel-claim-fraud https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43366-service-user-sentenced-to-four-months-for-9-000-travel-claim-fraud Service user sentenced to four months for £9,000 travel claim fraud
A service user who was convicted of defrauding the health service by claiming over £9,000 in false expenses has been handed a 4 month custodial sentence at Enniskillen Magistrates Court. At a previous court hearing Vincent Barlow (53) of Florencecourt, Enniskillen was found guilty of fraud by false representation and…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:40 +0000
Medic who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43364-medic-who-examined-alleged-rugby-rape-victim-could-not-say-if-sex-was-consensual https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43364-medic-who-examined-alleged-rugby-rape-victim-could-not-say-if-sex-was-consensual Medic who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual
A doctor who examined a woman allegedly raped by two Ireland and Ulster rugby players could not determine whether the sexual contact had been consensual, despite intimate injuries. Belfast Crown Court was told the complainant had a one centimetre bleeding laceration on the wall of her vagina, as well as…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:34:45 +0000
Stoke-on-Trent woman fined after foul-mouth tirade at paramedics https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43362-stoke-on-trent-woman-fined-after-foul-mouth-tirade-at-paramedics https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43362-stoke-on-trent-woman-fined-after-foul-mouth-tirade-at-paramedics Stoke-on-Trent woman fined after foul-mouth tirade at paramedics
A 26-year-old woman has been fined £120 after admitting telling paramedics to "move your f***king van" and leaving a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance. Kirsty Sharman pleaded guilty to a public order offence over the incident in which the crew had been responding to a 999 call from her next-door…
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England Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:22:21 +0000
N Ireland could see same-sex marriage introduced through Westminster, says Karen Bradley https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43360-n-ireland-could-see-same-sex-marriage-introduced-through-westminster-says-karen-bradley https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43360-n-ireland-could-see-same-sex-marriage-introduced-through-westminster-says-karen-bradley N Ireland could see same-sex marriage introduced through Westminster, says Karen Bradley
The UK Government has said same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could be introduced via Westminster. Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley said while it should be a matter for the Stormont Assembly, if the matter was to be raised at Westminster it is the Government's policy to allow…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:03:27 +0000
New misconduct claims hit Oxfam as chief executive apologies to parliament https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43358-new-misconduct-claims-hit-oxfam-as-chief-executive-apologies-to-parliament https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43358-new-misconduct-claims-hit-oxfam-as-chief-executive-apologies-to-parliament New misconduct claims hit Oxfam as chief executive apologies to parliament
Oxfam has received 26 allegations of misconduct since the Haiti sex scandal erupted two weeks ago, charity chiefs have revealed. Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's chief executive, said 16 of the claims stemmed from abroad, while 10 came from the UK. Giving evidence to the Commons International Development Committee, Mr Goldring…
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England Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:04:02 +0000