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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 boost this year the sector remains at risk from market failures, reduced investment in prevention and the continuing knock-on from the NHS…
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 membership charity for the UK’s 6.5 million carers. She has had over 30 years’ experience of supporting and working with older…
The Department of Health and Social Care had today announced the appointment of Colum Conway as the first Chief Executive of Social Work England, the new specialist regulator for social workers in England. Mr Conway is the current chair of the regulatory body for social work in Northern Ireland, the…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has announced the appointment of Geraldine (Gerry) Nosowska as the association’s new chair. Gerry (pictured) will take over from existing chair Guy Shennan at the Annual General Meeting on 13 June. The appointment follows an election process that included a live webinar hustings…
Save the Children's international chairman has resigned amid what he described as the "complex mix of challenges" facing the charity sector. Sir Alan Parker said he believed a change was needed, leading him to step down from his role eight months before his 10-year term was due to end. Sir…
Two fifths of private hospitals in England are failing to meet expected safety standards, according to a report by health inspectors. While the majority of independent acute hospitals provide good quality care to patients, inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised concerns over the safety and leadership of some…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive following the departure of Anna Fowlie who moves on to become Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations later this month. Lorraine Gray, currently the SSSC’s Director of Strategic Performance and Engagement takes…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced the appointment of Paul Martin and its new Chair. Speaking about the appointment, Chief Executive, Colum Conway, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul Martin as the new Chair of NISCC, at what is both an exciting and challenging time for…
National older person’s charity MHA has announced Sam Monaghan as its new Chief Executive. Monaghan joins MHA from Barnardo’s, where he was Corporate Director Children's Services. Prior to that, he worked at Action for Children and was a practitioner and manager in social services for a number of years. MHA…
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.…
Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercise around their work.…
MSPs have passed a law to ensure women make up at least half the board members for all public authorities. The Scottish Parliament voted by 88 to 28 in favour of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, with opposition from the Conservatives. The legislation sets the benchmark of…
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