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Want to write for us about working in social care? This is how

Want to write for us about working in social care? This is how | Social services news | Scoop.it
We're starting a new blog written by and for people working in the sector. This is a guide to writing, pitching and getting published
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I no longer feel abnormal for wanting to work with older people, not children

I no longer feel abnormal for wanting to work with older people, not children | Social services news | Scoop.it
As a child, Natasha Wilson learned a lot from her older relatives, who became her inspiration for working in social careAt 20 years of age I am only just embarking upon a career I have so much passion, enthusiasm and hope for.
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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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2014 in social care: highlights from our network

2014 in social care: highlights from our network | Social services news | Scoop.it
From child protection to the Care Act, the best features, commentary and blogs we’ve published over the last year
Our most viewed piece this year, by a huge margin, was Ruth Neil’s piece on how child protection work affects social workers.
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Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care?

Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Making healthcare more collaborative will be a long haul, but commissioners can learn from colleagues in social careIt’s rare to find a health or care planner who doesn’t talk warmly about the importance of involving people in decision making.
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The Guardian view on tackling child sex abuse: it’s a job half done | Editorial

The Guardian view on tackling child sex abuse: it’s a job half done | Editorial | Social services news | Scoop.it
At last child sex abuse victims can be confident they will be heardWhen, in 1999, Sir William Macpherson published his report into Stephen Lawrence’s murder and pronounced the Metropolitan police institutionally racist, it marked the moment when...
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Social services set to trial new hi-tech child protection measures

Social services set to trial new hi-tech child protection measures | Social services news | Scoop.it
SOCIAL services bosses are set to trial new hi-tech child protection measures - which may help to prevent deaths in cases like the Baby P scandal and the case of an East Lancashire 15-month-old.

Via Jacqui Gilliatt, irissorg
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New tool to help people improve mental wellbeing

New tool to help people improve mental wellbeing | Social services news | Scoop.it
An innovative new online tool has been launched by the Scottish Government to help people improve their mental wellbeing. Ginsberg is a free website which allows people to track their mood and find out how it is affected by their physical actions.
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How NHS organisations should use social media

How NHS organisations should use social media | Social services news | Scoop.it
New report analyses top NHS social media users and recommends top tips for engagement and building presence • Why one NHS trust is experimenting with social media • Using social media should be encouraged – but be aware of the risks With the dust...
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Rotherham abuse scandal: a town still reeling

Rotherham abuse scandal: a town still reeling | Social services news | Scoop.it
Despite resignations, reports and investigations, the victims are still being let down, says the local MP.
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'This is an undervalued workforce': expert views on social care recruitment

'This is an undervalued workforce': expert views on social care recruitment | Social services news | Scoop.it
A roundup of opinions from our livechat on recruitment and retention, from better pay to improving the image of the sector Social care recruitment and retention: a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work More from the leadership, learning and...
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Inquiry announced for child abuse in Scots care

Inquiry announced for child abuse in Scots care | Social services news | Scoop.it
A PUBLIC inquiry is to be held to investigate historical abuse of children in care in Scotland, the Education Secretary Angela Constance has announced.
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Concerns raised over social worker vacancies - ITV News

Concerns raised over social worker vacancies - ITV News | Social services news | Scoop.it
There are thousands of vulnerable children in Wales and many of them will rely on social workers to help guide them through to better times.

But a Freedom of Information request by ITV Wales suggests problems with finding enough social workers.
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New year, new horizons?

Our Director, Alison Petch, is due to retire in April 2015. In the New Year our Board will be recruiting her successor. Could this be you or someone you know?
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New SDS resources for black and minority ethnic groups

New SDS resources for black and minority ethnic groups | Social services news | Scoop.it
What does Self-directed support (SDS) mean for black and minority ethnic groups including Gypsy/Travellers?
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It’ll be homely this Christmas: how care homes can celebrate

It’ll be homely this Christmas: how care homes can celebrate | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care workers can help residents send cards, comfort those feeling sad or lonely and help make Christmas Day specialHomeless children shouldn’t miss out on ChristmasAs families throughout the UK prepare for Christmas, 20,000 care homes are – in...
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Scots face ‘postcode lottery’ over GP appointments

Scots face ‘postcode lottery’ over GP appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
PATIENTS in Scotland face a postcode lottery when it comes to making an appointment with their family doctors, new research into access to general practitioners has claimed.
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Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors

Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors | Social services news | Scoop.it
Investigation finds that many girls in criminal justice system are at risk of sexual exploitationMany girls in the criminal justice system are being sexually exploited and some youth offending teams are failing to provide protection for them,...
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Edinburgh pensioners ‘loneliest’ in UK

Edinburgh pensioners ‘loneliest’ in UK | Social services news | Scoop.it
PENSIONERS living in Edinburgh are the loneliest in the UK while elderly Glaswegians are the most sociable, a new survey revealed today.
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Relationships Matter JAM update | IRISS - The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

Congratulations to the five teams that have been selected to take part in the Relationships Matter JAM. Teams are from: Care Visions, Falkirk Council, Hot Chocolate Trust, Includem and Kibble.
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GMC | GMC hosts first ever conference in Northern Ireland with patient safety the priority

GMC | GMC hosts first ever conference in Northern Ireland with patient safety the priority | Social services news | Scoop.it
Press release dated 18 December 2014 about the GMC's first ever medical professionalism conference in Northern Ireland.
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Dementia is third most common cause of death in UK, research finds

Dementia is third most common cause of death in UK, research finds | Social services news | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s Research UK says increased life expectancy means age-related disease is becoming ‘our greatest medical challenge’Deaths from dementia have risen by 52% since 1990 and the disease is now the third most common cause of death in the UK, a...
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'Community-led social work delivers creativity and person-centred working - and cuts costs' - Community Care

'Community-led social work delivers creativity and person-centred working - and cuts costs' - Community Care | Social services news | Scoop.it
An initiative in which adult social work is mainly delivered through a community-led organisation could be the radical overhaul needed if practitioners are to work creatively with service users, says Rob Greig...
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It’ll be homely this Christmas: how care homes can celebrate

It’ll be homely this Christmas: how care homes can celebrate | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care workers can help residents send cards, comfort those feeling sad or lonely and help make Christmas Day specialAs families throughout the UK prepare for Christmas, 20,000 care homes are – in their own ways – doing the same.
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