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Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014

Finalists announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014 | 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 SSSC.
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Reflective supervision is essential for social workers in palliative care - The Guardian

Reflective supervision is essential for social workers in palliative care - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Guardian Reflective supervision is essential for social workers in palliative care The Guardian It is well-documented and recommended under both National Occupational Standards and the Health and Care Professions Council guidelines in England...
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HTML - a tool for creativity

HTML - a tool for creativity | Social services news | Scoop.it
Recently I had the opportunity to try Paperlater a new service from the smart people at Newspaper Club.  It's a service that enables you to take web pages you’ve been meaning to read and collect them into your own personalised newspaper with little...
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Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare

Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare | Social services news | Scoop.it
Childcare is likely to be a key battleground for the UK’s 2015 general election. The Labour party has committed to a universal quality childcare service.
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Social worker vacancy rates putting children 'at risk' - BBC News

Social worker vacancy rates putting children 'at risk' - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
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A shortage of social workers is putting some of the most vulnerable children at greater risk of harm, it is claimed.
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New job opportunities should not be traded off against welfare - JRF

New job opportunities should not be traded off against welfare - JRF | Social services news | Scoop.it
Responding to proposals outlined in the Mail on Sunday by George Osborne to lower the household benefit cap to £23,000 to fund new apprenticeships, Chris Goulden, Head of Poverty Research at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said: ...
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Informatics

Informatics | Social services news | Scoop.it
Helping social care collect, analyse and share information to improve care: A joint project with the Department of Health and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
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SNP MSP hits out at Westminster over food banks

SNP MSP hits out at Westminster over food banks | Social services news | Scoop.it
THE UK Government is continuing to ignore a link between welfare cuts and the rising use of food banks, according to the SNP.
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"Dishonest" social worker who claimed she didn't realise she was employing her ex-partner has been struck off

"Dishonest" social worker who claimed she didn't realise she was employing her ex-partner has been struck off | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Birmingham social work manager paid the father of her child for maintenance services in the council, but claimed she didn't know it was him

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Public attitudes to poverty

A report examined public attitudes to poverty and how they had changed since 2008.
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Big Data and the Third Sector

Attend a seminar on Big Data and the Third Sector on 13 Oct http://t.co/8exn56sfGP @irissorg is a partner #bigdata #dataviz #thirdsector
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TEL Baseline Survey

NHS Education for Scotland is working with the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare to develop a technology-enabled learning action plan.
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IRISS Round-Up: September 2014

IRISS Round-Up: September 2014 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Here’s our latest #roundup of project updates, resources and events http://t.co/iLUXMLMobT #socialservices #socialcare #socialwork
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Finding desistance based practices in Canada? | Discovering Desistance

Finding desistance based practices in Canada? | Discovering Desistance | Social services news | Scoop.it
RT @fergus_mcneill: Pls RT Finding desistance based practices in Canada? http://t.co/ZCrQMfAgBr via @irissorg
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Social care change plan to save Powys council £2.6m - BBC News

Social care change plan to save Powys council £2.6m - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
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Social care change plan to save Powys council £2.6m
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The criteria for people accessing adult social care services in Powys could change as the authority tries to save £2.6m in that sector.
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Food bank overwhelmed with donations in Glasgow's George Square

Food bank overwhelmed with donations in Glasgow's George Square | Social services news | Scoop.it
Grocery bags were left for the second weekend in a row in the city centre.
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How to help prisoners avoid re-offending? You need someone who believes in you

How to help prisoners avoid re-offending? You need someone who believes in you | Social services news | Scoop.it
Innovative service works with men in prison and after they are released to reintegrate them into societyBrian was 17 when he was jailed for the first time.
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Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare

Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare | Social services news | Scoop.it
Childcare is likely to be a key battleground for the UK’s 2015 general election. The Labour party has committed to a universal quality childcare service. It sees it as a strategic political, social and…
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How I support families with learning disabilities through child protection

How I support families with learning disabilities through child protection | Social services news | Scoop.it
It is crucial Rebecca Parkinson remains collected when offering emotional support to children and families in court An interactive guide to social care careers 50 years of LArche communities for people with learning disabilities My day starts at...
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Finding desistance based practices in Canada?

Finding desistance based practices in Canada? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Helen Collins is currently travelling in Canada and the US on a Winston Churchill Fellowship. Her fellowship is following-up some research done with the Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust into desistance based approaches in community settings.
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Winners announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014

Winners announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014 | Social services news | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce the winners 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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Foster families denied key information about vulnerable children in their care

Foster families denied key information about vulnerable children in their care | Social services news | Scoop.it
Survey by Fostering Network finds almost a quarter of families rarely receive full details about children placed with themFoster families are being put at risk because local authorities are failing to share vital information about vulnerable...
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Costs for care at the end of life

A report examined the estimated costs for care at the end of life through family doctor contacts, community nursing, local authority-funded social care, hospices, and hospital care.
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Relationships Matter | IRISS.FM

Relationships Matter | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
Relationships Matter is an IRISS project to develop ideas that support young people who are leaving care to maintain positive, nurturing relationships with the people in their lives.
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World Dementia Awareness Month | IRISS.FM

World Dementia Awareness Month | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
September is World Dementia Awareness Month and to mark it IRISS.FM met up with the directors of Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training and a group professionals and carers in the area of dementia care.
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EPiC infographic - Equal Partners in Care

Our latest resource is a very visual way of explaining what EPiC is all about (RT @SRN_Tweet: Have you seen this @NHS_Education @TripleSSSC #EPiC infographic about #carers?
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