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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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The importance of leisure

The importance of leisure | Social services news | Scoop.it
One of my biggest criticisms of the way social care currently works, and where there is a conflict with the principles of independent living, is its distaste for leisure activities.
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Care Quality Commission annual report: responses from the social care sector - The Guardian

Care Quality Commission annual report: responses from the social care sector - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Regulator’s report says while much care is excellent, ‘variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and is unacceptable’
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One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care, finds watchdog - Community Care

One in five nursing homes too short-staffed to ensure safe care, finds watchdog - Community Care | Social services news | Scoop.it
CQC State of Care report finds standard of social care generally improving but warns of nursing shortage
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Attention on value of disabled people in workplace

Attention on value of disabled people in workplace | Social services news | Scoop.it
The political row over Lord Freud’s comments has only drawn attention to the valuable contribution disabled people can make in the workplace, writes Dani Garavelli
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Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital

Elderly patients told to pay for lifts to hospital | Social services news | Scoop.it
Elderly patients are being asked to pay two-thirds of their state pension upfront for transport to hospital appointments in Glasgow.
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Men edge closer to living as long as women

Men edge closer to living as long as women | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scottish men are continuing to close the life-expectancy gap on women.
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What's On GCVS Events for the Third Sector | Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector is the main development agency and advocate for voluntary and community organisations in Glasgow.
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Third of all Glasgow children ‘live in poverty’

Third of all Glasgow children ‘live in poverty’ | Social services news | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S largest city has the highest rate of child poverty, with the problem affecting a third of all youngsters in the Glasgow area, according to campaigners.
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An enlightened nation? Scottish perspectives on social welfare

When: Fri Nov 28, 2014 Where: Edinburgh University, South Hall Complex Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Conference hosted by the University of Edinburgh, and supported by the journal Ethics and Social Welfare, Social Work Scotland and the...
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Q&A: the art of academic blogging

Q&A: the art of academic blogging | Social services news | Scoop.it
Amy Genders at Cardiff University recently interviewed Kip Jones to find out more about how he uses social media to share his research and his advice for other academics who want to try their hand at blogging.
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Leaving care services "not working for the most vulnerable", says Action for Children

Leaving care services "not working for the most vulnerable", says Action for Children | Social services news | Scoop.it
The report, entitled Too Much, Too Young , has found that the most vulnerable young people experience the highest levels of instability and uncertainty when leaving care
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AUTUMN LECTURE 2014: PROFESSOR FERGUS MCNEILL

AUTUMN LECTURE 2014: PROFESSOR FERGUS MCNEILL | Social services news | Scoop.it
Reforming Narratives: Is there life after punishment? Presented by Prof. Fergus McNeill Wed 29 Oct 2014, 6.30pm for lecture at 7.00pm Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ Refreshmen...
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Community Power in Dumfries and Galloway

Community Power in Dumfries and Galloway | Social services news | Scoop.it
How best to involve communities and allow them to influence decisions will be the focus when the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee visits Dumfries later this month.
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MPs urge investigation over missing child sex abuse files

MPs urge investigation over missing child sex abuse files | Social services news | Scoop.it
Demand comes from follow-up inquiry into Rotherham scandal during which it was found that files of council researcher detailing extent of suffering had been stolen in 2002A full and urgent investigation into the disappearance of key child sex abuse...
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Carers in the 21st century: developing the evidence base

Carers in the 21st century: developing the evidence base | Social services news | Scoop.it
A report on a project to develop the evidence base for family carers
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'We will bring social care into NHS'

'We will bring social care into NHS' | Social services news | Scoop.it
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.
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Continue stepping into leadership with these upcoming events

Continue stepping into leadership with these upcoming events | Social services news | Scoop.it
The SSSC in partnership with Association for Real Change (ARC), Enable, Heartfelt, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) and Dumfries & Galloway Council are delivering four leadership events in November and December.
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Pensioner with dementia disappears while on family holiday to Skye

Pensioner with dementia disappears while on family holiday to Skye | Social services news | Scoop.it
Jim Tough was last seen in Portree and may be trying to make his way home to Cumbernauld.
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If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them

If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them | Social services news | Scoop.it
Ten years after the launch of Facebook and eight years after the launch of Twitter, social media has become more pervasive and our use of it more sophisticated.
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IRSS seventh AGM

When: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4pm to 6pm  GMT Where: St Mungo’s Museum function room, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Angela Morgan, Chief Executive of Includem, has agreed to open the seventh IRISS AGM with an...
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Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal is tip of iceberg, says police chief

Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal is tip of iceberg, says police chief | Social services news | Scoop.it
Child exploitation is a hidden crime, and offences at home are the biggest concern, says Norfolk chief constable Simon BaileyThere will be more Rotherham-style child sexual exploitation scandals unearthed in the coming months as the stone is lifted...
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Livingston hospital slammed over bloodstained A&E

Livingston hospital slammed over bloodstained A&E | Social services news | Scoop.it
A HEALTH board has been criticised by inspectors over the “poor” cleanliness of a major hospital’s accident and emergency unit, where beds, mattress covers and lamps were found contaminated with body fluids.
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Andy Burnham: 'Cut social care and the system stops working' - The Times (subscription)

Andy Burnham: 'Cut social care and the system stops working' - The Times (subscription) | Social services news | Scoop.it
Andy Burnham is championing an integration of the health service and social care that would help elderly people
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