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Devaluing non-traditional social work placements is a loss to the profession - Communitycare.co.uk

Devaluing non-traditional social work placements is a loss to the profession - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Devaluing non-traditional social work placements is a loss to the profession
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As of September, a flat daily fee will be paid to all organisations hosting social work students on placements.
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NSPCC’s Child Trafficking Advice Centre - We must work together to prevent child trafficking

NSPCC’s Child Trafficking Advice Centre - We must work together to prevent child trafficking | Social services news | Scoop.it
The NSPCC’s Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) is working with Vietnam, Nigeria and Romania to help stop vulnerable children from being trafficked into the UK.
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Seeing your family GP ‘will soon become a luxury’

Seeing your family GP ‘will soon become a luxury’ | Social services news | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’s GP surgeries are facing a “crisis” that could make access to a doctor a “luxury” for patients, MSPs were told during a Holyrood debate on health service recruitment.
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I help homeless parents traumatised by losing contact with their children

I help homeless parents traumatised by losing contact with their children | Social services news | Scoop.it
Parents who don’t look after their kids can be judged harshly. I offer an environment in which they can talk about their children and feelings
St Mungo’s Broadway provides a home and support to 2,500 people who are homeless every night of the year.
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Hard Evidence: do elderly disabled people get the state support they need?

Hard Evidence: do elderly disabled people get the state support they need? | Social services news | Scoop.it
The government faces pressure to means test benefits to stop richer elderly people claiming at the expense of their poorer peers.
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After 37 years in social work I had nothing left to give

After 37 years in social work I had nothing left to give | Social services news | Scoop.it
Endless budget cuts and seeing my staff sink under a pressure I couldn’t alleviate became too much, so I took early retirement
When I tell people I have taken early retirement from social work they usually say “lucky you”.
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Alcohol addiction is ruining older lives, too | Clare Allan

Alcohol addiction is ruining older lives, too | Clare Allan | Social services news | Scoop.it
A radio documentary about my beloved Uncle Pad shows how easily ‘normal’ drinking can escalate in response to the stresses that come with ageingProblem drinking among older people is on the increase, with an estimated 20%-25% of over-65s drinking...
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The Knowledge Network: People Connect

The Knowledge Network: People Connect | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Network People Connect website helps you to make connections with people, exchange information and share knowledge.  People Connect was developed by NHS Education for Scotland, the Quality Improvement Hub and the Quality and...
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Registration requirements for social service workers working in a care service and employed by the NHS

Registration requirements for social service workers working in a care service and employed by the NHS | Social services news | Scoop.it
Social service workers (apart from social workers and social work students) registering with the SSSC must be in employment in an appropriate service registered by the Care Inspectorate and in a relevant job to be able to apply.
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Social Media and Research in Ageing

When: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10am to 5pm  GMT Where: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 8NP Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Seminar to consider two distinct but closely related issues: - How social media are used to...
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Leading change in supervison: messages from practice

Leading change in supervison: messages from practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
This report describes the rationale, process and learning from a project led by IRISS which explored the topic of supervision with a group of six partners from across the social services sector.
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Social Media and Research in Ageing | Faculty of Health & Social Care | Open University

Social Media and Research in Ageing | Faculty of Health & Social Care | Open University | Social services news | Scoop.it

Seminar to consider:

  • How social media are used to develop distinctive research methods and how the use of social media can enhance established research methods


  • The implications of research findings about older people’s use (and non-use) of social media


Speakers include Ian Watson (IRISS)

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People Powered Health and Wellbeing: Co-production and improvement methodology | IRISS.FM

People Powered Health and Wellbeing: Co-production and improvement methodology | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
This is the third in a series of recordings on the topic of co-production and improvement methodology.
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Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Issue 11 out now

Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Issue 11 out now | Social services news | Scoop.it
The eleventh issue of Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care will keep you up to date with developments which with your help, are having a positive impact on the lives and experiences of people with dementia, their families and their carers – and...
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On the journey to becoming a dementia friendly organisation - sharing the learning for employers and organisations

On the journey to becoming a dementia friendly organisation - sharing the learning for employers and organisations | Social services news | Scoop.it
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Concern for vulnerable 12-year-old girl who went missing in Glasgow

Concern for vulnerable 12-year-old girl who went missing in Glasgow | Social services news | Scoop.it
Demi Lee Hardy was last seen on Tuesday in the Castlemilk area of the city.
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How did Kids Company get so far away from those it was meant to help?

How did Kids Company get so far away from those it was meant to help? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Pseudoscience about children’s behaviour being biologically determined, combined with a flamboyant founder who saw the press as a high priority, drowned out the voices of service users at the charity The departure of Camila Batmanghelidjh as chief...
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Remarkable lives: care home residents get the chance to tell their stories

Remarkable lives: care home residents get the chance to tell their stories | Social services news | Scoop.it
From an England cricketer to Winston Churchill’s secretary, a new project highlights older people’s achievements
In the 1950s and 1960s, Tom Graveney played test cricket for England.
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Is MySSSC working for you?

Is MySSSC working for you? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Over the last year we’ve gathered feedback from employers on how MySSSC is working for them, what aspects of MySSSC is making managing the registration of workers easier and to find out about the areas of MySSSC we could enhance.
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Thousands of tenants 'suffering abuse' from private landlords

Thousands of tenants 'suffering abuse' from private landlords | Social services news | Scoop.it
Housing charity Shelter says 17,000 renters have called its helpline during the last year with complaints including harassment, threats and assaults Thousands of private tenants have suffered abuse at the hands of landlords, including harassment,...
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GROW YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK | Personal Learning Network

GROW YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK | Personal Learning Network | Social services news | Scoop.it
The 'Grow your Personal Learning Network' online workshop starts 7th Sept! Sign-up and apply for @SSSCnews #openbadge http://t.co/MRmUnuBcFI
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Evaluation of Women's Community Justice Centres: findings published

Over 2013-15, the Scottish Government provided time-limited funding to 16 projects across Scotland to establish new and develop existing community services for women who offend.
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More male care workers needed, says providers' chief

More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the chief executive of Care England has said. Prof Martin Green told BBC Radio 4's Today ...
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Creating a Fairer Scotland - Planning Events

Creating a Fairer Scotland - Planning Events | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government is inviting you to have your say on what a Fairer Scotland should look like in 2030, and what should be done ...
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IFSW Conference 2015

IFSW Conference 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
The International Federation of Social Workers Expo is being held in Edinburgh this year.
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