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Walking Towards Better Health | IRISS.FM

Walking Towards Better Health | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
Michael McEwan speaks to Emma Goodlad, Walking Development Worker at ALLIANCE Scotland, about the Walking Towards Better Health programme.
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Perspectives on knowledge into action in education and public service reform: a review of relevant literature and an outline framework for change

Perspectives on knowledge into action  in education and public service reform: a review of relevant literature and an  outline framework for change | Social services news | Scoop.it
A literature review from What Works Scotland. It draws on research from the field of health and social care on evidence informed practice and the processes through which knowledge is translated in to action.
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What is the problem with social work education? - Communitycare.co.uk

What is the problem with social work education? - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Last week's article from a social work academic, who resigned because of poor standards, has sparked a massive debate among social workers
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Underspend forecast for local authority social work services budget - The Galloway Gazette

Underspend forecast for local authority social work services budget - The Galloway Gazette | Social services news | Scoop.it
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Social Work Services is forecasting an underspend of £4,000 against its agreed budget for 2015/16.
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Social workers of Europe unite in Edinburgh for unique event

Social workers of Europe unite in Edinburgh for unique event | Social services news | Scoop.it
The biggest event of the year in the social work calendar will take place in just two weeks time, from 6-9 September, when hundreds of social workers from all over Europe gather in Edinburgh.
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For older people, beating loneliness isn't just about where and who they live with

For older people, beating loneliness isn't just about where and who they live with | Social services news | Scoop.it
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
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Retirement villages offer a better quality of life for older people, survey finds

Retirement villages offer a better quality of life for older people, survey finds | Social services news | Scoop.it
Developer of retirement villages says that most care homes fall short of modern standards and expectations and should close Three in every four care homes for older people should be shut down because they fall short of modern standards and...
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Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015

Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce the finalists in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council.
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Smarter Learning #SCBD15 Social Reporter | SSSC Open Badges

It's six months since Small Changes, Big Difference where we shared our learning and 'light bulb' moments about self directed support.


Refresh your memory of the day with Storify https://storify.com/iriss/small-changes-big-differences.


What difference has it made to you? Share your learning and claim your Open Badge.

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People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows | Social services news | Scoop.it
Research confirms that seeing the world in ‘a different way’ sparks unique ideasA new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with...
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New Book: Social work with people with learning difficulties - Care Appointments

New Book: Social work with people with learning difficulties - Care Appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
In the field of learning difficulties there has been a revolution in professional understanding and...
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Condition for registation not met?

Condition for registation not met? | Social services news | Scoop.it
When a worker applies for registration and they don’t have the right qualification we can grant registration with the condition that they gain the qualification within a set timescale.
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Pensioner suffering dementia jailed for 5 years

Pensioner suffering dementia jailed for 5 years | Social services news | Scoop.it
A DEMENTIA sufferer was jailed for five years today for crimes dating back a half a century despite being unable to understand court proceedings.
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European social workers to unite for Edinburgh conference and expo - Care Appointments

European social workers to unite for Edinburgh conference and expo - Care Appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
Edinburgh is set to host a major event in the social work calendar when hundreds of social workers f...
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Recruiting in social care – an Introduction to Care

Recruiting in social care – an Introduction to Care | Social services news | Scoop.it
In June 2014, a group of organisations came together to pilot a partnership programme to address the challenges of recruiting social care staff in Fife.  ARC Scotland co-ordinated a pilot programme and facilitated meetings between Alzheimer...
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Scotland is a great country to call home. But we can make it an even better place. Achieving this will require a strong competitive economy and a fairer, more equal society. The two go hand in hand...
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Small Changes, Big Difference (avec images, tweets) · iriss

Sharing our learning about Self Directed Support
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Social care charity announce Dame Anne Begg as new Patron - Care Appointments

Social care charity announce Dame Anne Begg as new Patron - Care Appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
Dame Anne Begg has been announced as the latest Patron of Cornerstone who provide care for people wi...
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We need to talk about evidence

We need to talk about evidence | Social services news | Scoop.it
On Monday 17th August, a small group gathered in the training room at Brunswick House (IRISS HQ) to talk about evidence. Three of the partners from the Relationships Matter project including Care V...
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Social workers in Ireland are swamped by child protection policy

Social workers in Ireland are swamped by child protection policy | Social services news | Scoop.it
New research shows Ireland’s social workers feel overloaded by policies and are scared of using too much individual discretion.
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Children in need and child protection: quality of early help and social work assessments - Publications - GOV.UK

Children in need and child protection: quality of early help and social work assessments - Publications - GOV.UK | Social services news | Scoop.it
This report explores factors that drive or limit effectiveness of assessment, drawing on evidence from tracked cases.
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University creates smartphone app for elderly to make texting easier

University creates smartphone app for elderly to make texting easier | Social services news | Scoop.it
The MaxieKeyboard is a free app for Android phones developed by a team at Strathclyde University.
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BASW to take on package of College of Social Work functions - Communitycare.co.uk

BASW to take on package of College of Social Work functions - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Resources to transfer to BASW include the Professional Capabilities Framework
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