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Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers

Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Open University in Scotland has produced a free short course for people with caring responsibilities. The course was developed with and for carers.
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Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong

Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong | Social services news | Scoop.it
People with autism and learning disabilities can die up to 20 years prematurely. So how can we help carers and health workers diagnose illness in non-verbal patients?
“Oh, he’s been so brave and good.
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Three quarters of MPs support ring-fencing adult social care funding - Care Appointments

Three quarters of MPs support ring-fencing adult social care funding - Care Appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
Three quarters of MPs agree that adult social care funding from government should be protected in a...
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Heroes of Social Work - OUPblog (blog)

Few professions aspire to improve the quality of life for people and communities around the globe in the same way as social work. Social workers strive to bring about positive changes in society and for individuals, often against great odds.
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We Chose to Climb! | IRISS.FM

We Chose to Climb! | IRISS.FM | Social services news | Scoop.it
We Chose to Climb was a three-day event or ‘climb’ that was held over 16-18th March at the Arches in Glasgow. It was an event that brought together those interested in discussing and exploring the principles of self-directed support.
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Carers' self-advocacy toolkit: workers' resources

Carers' self-advocacy toolkit: workers' resources | Social services news | Scoop.it
A toolkit and accompanying worker’s resources. These resources support workers to help carers get their own voices heard more effectively via one-to-one support or through group training.
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The cost of short break services: understanding the contracting and commissioning process

The cost of short break services: understanding the contracting and commissioning process | Social services news | Scoop.it
The aim of the research was to explore the costs of short break services for disabled children and their families.
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Small changes really can make a big difference

Small changes really can make a big difference | Social services news | Scoop.it
The recent Smarter Learning for Self-directed Support Conference invited everyone to think about the small things they can do to make a big difference to someone’s life.  The event took place in Edinburgh in late February and the day consisted of a...
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Registration of support workers in care home services for adults

Registration of support workers in care home services for adults | Social services news | Scoop.it
Since January 2014 to March 2015 we’ve received over 20,000 applications from support workers in care home services for adults. We estimate that 3,500  support workers have yet to apply. What happens next?
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Information roadshow on social care and support in Edinburgh

Information roadshow on social care and support in Edinburgh | Social services news | Scoop.it
Come along to the the City of Edinburgh Council’s roadshow to find out more about social care and support for people in Edinburgh.
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Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2015

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
The seventh in a series of reports monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland since 2002.
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We need to concentrate on ending poverty – not just reducing food bank use

We need to concentrate on ending poverty – not just reducing food bank use | Social services news | Scoop.it
Food bank use by itself should not be a measure of success or failure, says Helen Barnard.
Steep rises in the number of people turning to food banks over the last few years have become one of the most tangible and high profile signs of hardship.
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Pathways to re/integration | Discovering Desistance

Pathways to re/integration | Discovering Desistance | Social services news | Scoop.it
RT @fergus_mcneill: Pls RT Pathways to re/integration http://t.co/DTsjiLsXMQ via @irissorg
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IRISS appoints new Director

IRISS appoints new Director | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has today announced that Jackie McKenzie has been appointed as their new Director.
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Why are men turning to temporary social care work?

Why are men turning to temporary social care work? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Though social care has been dominated by women, more men are becoming temporary social or care workers
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Have you signed up to SSKS newsletters?

Have you signed up to SSKS newsletters? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Find out about new and interesting resources from each of the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Spotlight e-newsletters.
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IRISS Round-Up: March 2015

IRISS Round-Up: March 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Here’s a Round-Up of our activities over the past two months http://t.co/06rpPBhtuA #socialservices #socialcare #socialwork
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IRISS appoints new Director | IRISS - The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

IRISS appoints new Director | IRISS - The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services | Social services news | Scoop.it
We're delighted to announce that Jackie McKenzie has been appointed Director of IRISS.
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The View from Here – overview of respondents

The View from Here – overview of respondents | Social services news | Scoop.it
About the project
At IRISS, we want to better understand the experiences of staff working closest with people supported by services – those who are supporting people everyday in their homes, in a homely context or in the community.
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Vanguard sites: new models of integration in health and social care

Vanguard sites: new models of integration in health and social care | Social services news | Scoop.it
A fragmented system doesn’t give patients the best outcomes but it remains to be seen if the current trials can avoid previous mistakes

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Care Act demands likely to overwhelm councils say social care directors - Care Appointments

Care Act demands likely to overwhelm councils say social care directors - Care Appointments | Social services news | Scoop.it
Concerns are being raised by adult social care directors in England that they may not be able to mee...
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Subsidised Scots childcare could rise to 50 hours

Subsidised Scots childcare could rise to 50 hours | Social services news | Scoop.it
AN average 50 hours of free or subsidised childcare per week should be made available to parents to allow them to work or study, a Scottish Government think tank has stated.
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The changing face of poverty in Scotland: young adults and those privately renting now at greater risk

The changing face of poverty in Scotland: young adults and those privately renting now at greater risk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Young adults under 30 now make up the biggest share of those experiencing poverty in Scotland, according to new research by the New Policy Institute (NPI) for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
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Don’t study how to use evidence – get on with using it! | The Alliance for Useful Evidence

Don’t study how to use evidence – get on with using it! | The Alliance for Useful Evidence | Social services news | Scoop.it
RT @A4UEvidence: Find out why you shld get your tickets for the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum on 13-14 April http://t.co/LQcYJ62GaS @UKKM…
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Sherpa’s Union | Social Care Ideas Factory

Sherpa’s Union | Social Care Ideas Factory | Social services news | Scoop.it
Join the Sherpa Union, a space where people from all walks of life, care and community can come together http://t.co/2OZv5IJM4Z @SCIFNews
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