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This series of toolkits has been designed to equip care homes with ideas and materials in order for them to provide a service focused on residents’ needs, preferences and activity choices. Throughout the toolkits, where it is recommended that specialist occupational therapy advice is required, this text will be highlighted…
A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers starts in England. The Department of Health’s (DH) listening programme will include different ways of gathering people’s views and experiences, both in person and online. The first part of this work is…
NSPCC has put out a call for a rapid literature review to identify interventions, campaigns, activities and community behaviours which are effective in preventing parents facing adversity going on to abuse or neglect their children. The NSPCC is looking to fund a researcher or team to conduct a rapid literature…
Summary This article reports on research undertaken to critically examine portrayals, representations and discourses of social work and social workers in UK film and television drama from the 1960s to the present day. The research analysed four film and television dramas where social work and social workers were featured: Cathy…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its national review of home care in Wales, finding most people are happy with services, despite a ‘fragile’ market. The 'National Review of Domiciliary Care in Wales' makes a number of recommendations for all partners involved. Here is a brief…
New official figures have been published today which outline the total money spent by local authorities on adult social care. Personal Social Services: Expenditure and Unit Costs, England 2015-16 is published by NHS Digital and collects data from the 152 local authorities across England, which are responsible for adult social…
Finding the right residential care can be like negotiating a maze. From right to left, and to and fro, Caught in a labyrinth you go, And turn, and turn, and turn again, To solve the mystery, but in vain While the 18th Century poet William Cowper was not ruminating on…
The Care Inspectorate has today published a statistical summary of social work expenditure and activity for Scotland covering the period 2006/7 to 2014/15.It shows that general spending on social work services by local authorities has gradually increased in the last nine years. There is often significant variation between local authorities,…
NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on the safeguarding and care of vulnerable adults in England. Safeguarding Adults Annual Report, England 2015-16 contains information about safeguarding referrals, which were opened and/or concluded during the reporting period. This is the first time that such information has…
An annual report which presents information on those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority. Key points 5,662 children were looked after on 31 March 2016, an increase of 47 (0.8 per cent) over the previous year and a rate of 90 per 10,000…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has launched its report Above and Beyond which highlights that workload pressures faced by social workers result in 88% of staff working additional unpaid hours, saving the health and social care sector £11.4 million annually. Speaking about the report’s findings, NIASW Country…
A new report for the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that levels of hate crime in Scotland are higher than official figures suggest, and called for more research to provide a clearer picture of the problem. SCCJR PhD student Maureen McBride has produced a Review…