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Ordeal of a suicidal young man on remand

Ordeal of a suicidal young man on remand | Social services news | Scoop.it
Sean Lynch was left with serious injuries after self-harming in Northern Ireland prison when his mental health deterioratedIn June this year, Sean Lynch, 23, was on remand at Maghaberry prison outside Belfast for breaching an order banning him from...
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What does the term “blended learning” mean”? The results

What does the term “blended learning” mean”? The results | Social services news | Scoop.it
Back in December, I ran a poll asking you what you understood by the term blended learning, as I was hearing the term being used in many different ways.
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Dementia sufferer spends winter with no heat or electric after social services ... - Mirror.co.uk

Dementia sufferer spends winter with no heat or electric after social services ... - Mirror.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
After the family were not paid their carer's allowance, they have been forced to live off foodbanks and use candles for light
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'The level of poverty is shocking': readers discuss UK urban inequality

'The level of poverty is shocking': readers discuss UK urban inequality | Social services news | Scoop.it
Amid reports of an escalating economic imbalance between British cities – and in anticipation of the general election – you shared your experiences of the north-south divide, and some ideas for a fairer futureHow UK cities compare for population,...
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Health & social care qualifications see the biggest growth - Care Appointments

Health & social care qualifications see the biggest growth Care Appointments Health and social care achieved the biggest growth in successfully completed qualifications of any vocational subject last year, according to new analysis of government...
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How GPs should plan care for people with long-term conditions – video

How GPs should plan care for people with long-term conditions – video | Social services news | Scoop.it
The constraints of a 10-minute GP appointment mean that there is little time to treat a patient with multiple health problems.
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New self-directed support resources

Self-directed support (SDS) enables supported people to decide how much control they want of their individual care budget and allows them to have a say on how it is spent on their own care and support.
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Legal challenge to child guardians plan rejected

Legal challenge to child guardians plan rejected | Social services news | Scoop.it
A LEGAL challenge against the Scottish Government’s plans to appoint named guardians for every child has been thrown out by Scotland’s top civil court.
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Dumfries and Galloway Council social work cut assurances given - BBC News

Dumfries and Galloway Council social work cut assurances given - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Assurances are given that proposals which could cut £7.5m from social work spending in Dumfries and Galloway will not harm service users.
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Five ways Google Glass can transform social care

Five ways Google Glass can transform social care | Social services news | Scoop.it
From real-time translation to tracking fitness, heres how Google Glass has potential for health and social work, writes Claudia Megele
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Fit for the Future in Argyll and Bute | IRISS.FM

Fit for the Future in Argyll and Bute | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
Fit for the Future is a project dedicated to inspiring better outcomes for older people in Scotland by working with providers from the independent sector. This is a round-table reflection on the work in Argyll and Bute.
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Welcome! We’re glad you could make it | Fit for the Future

Welcome! We’re glad you could make it | Fit for the Future | Social services news | Scoop.it
Lots of inspiring ideas in our new Fit for the Future resource. Take a look http://t.co/ILSX3mrTK9 #socialcare #socialservices #fftf
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RNIB is becoming dementia informed

RNIB is becoming dementia informed | Social services news | Scoop.it
The UK Practice and Development Team (UK PDT) within Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Visual Impairment and Complex Needs Services, took the first step to becoming an Informed about Dementia organisation to enhance and further...
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SSSC Care Accolades news

SSSC Care Accolades news | Social services news | Scoop.it
The national SSSC Care Accolades has been running since 2004, with an award ceremony each summer recognising excellence in social services across Scotland.
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‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’

‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’ | Social services news | Scoop.it
A lack of basic fairness in our economic system is driving inequality to levels that threaten democracy, capitalism and civil society, argues Will Hutton in an extract from his new book • Will Hutton Q&A: ‘It wouldn’t take much to make this country...
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Dementia: how our campaign for patient dignity in hospitals took off | Nicci Gerrard

Dementia: how our campaign for patient dignity in hospitals took off | Nicci Gerrard | Social services news | Scoop.it
When I wrote about my father’s death, it touched many readers, all passionate to help dementia sufferers ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Over the past few weeks, I have become freshly aware of the wisdom of this saying,...
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Health and Social Care Integration Survey

Our draft vision is to enable people to live full and positive lives within supportive communities.
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10 barriers to healthcare innovation

10 barriers to healthcare innovation | Social services news | Scoop.it
To move medicine forward, inventors and companies creating new products must first overcome many obstacles Innovative new products can and do transform industries every day, and the pace of change has accelerated due to massive technological...
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Children's Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland. Outputs now available.

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This Scottish Universities Insight Institute research seminar series is complete.  The report plus video and podasts are now available

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Every day I battle to get proper care for people with learning disabilities

Every day I battle to get proper care for people with learning disabilities | Social services news | Scoop.it
One of our residents is suffering from bulimia – his GP told me ‘you can’t help everyone’I get up at about 5.30am. When I’m ready, I get the children up and dressed in time to drop them at the childminder’s house by 7am.
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Womens’ ‘super prison’ facing axe - Sturgeon

Womens’ ‘super prison’ facing axe - Sturgeon | Social services news | Scoop.it
NICOLA Sturgeon today confirmed that controversial plans for a new womens’ “super prison” are facing the axe as she seeks to drive down the number of female inmates in Scotland.
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How does child protection work affect social workers? | Social Care ...

How does child protection work affect social workers? | Social Care ... | Social services news | Scoop.it
The focus of child protection social work is often about the experience of the child and his or her carers. But what about the impact of this work upon social workers? In a recent research study, I focused on the experiences of ...
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Take an SSKS online tour

Take an SSKS online tour | Social services news | Scoop.it
See what Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) has to offer and take an online tour. All you need to take part is a computer and a telephone – no need to travel or leave your desk.
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Three GP surgeries put into special measures over patient safety concerns

Three GP surgeries put into special measures over patient safety concerns | Social services news | Scoop.it
Watchdog takes unprecedented step over ‘significant areas of concern’ at practices in Reading, Liverpool and SaleNHS inspectors have put three GP surgeries into special measures for the first time after finding failings they judged to be so...
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New self-directed support resources

New self-directed support resources | Social services news | Scoop.it
Self-directed support (SDS) enables supported people to decide how much control they want of their individual care budget and allows them to have a say on how it is spent on their own care and support.
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