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Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2013

Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2013 | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) has published a report about the number of adults with learning disabilities in Scotland.
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Health and social care services in East Lothian set to merge - East Lothian Courier

Health and social care services in East Lothian set to merge - East Lothian Courier | Social services news | Scoop.it
Health and social care services in East Lothian set to merge
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Social Media: A Useful Tool for Patient-centered Outcomes Research?

My talk for the Brown University Emergency Medicine Digital Health Innovation Group

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Occupational Therapist Registration Requirements

Occupational Therapist Registration Requirements | Social services news | Scoop.it
Occupational therapists will be required to re-register with the Health and Care Professions Council later this year, and as part of this, will need to declare that they have suitable indemnity insurance in place.
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Curating social care digital content - learning from other industries

Curating social care digital content - learning from other industries | Social services news | Scoop.it
Keeping track of digital content, deciding what to read. listen to and watch can be daunting. In the music industry radio and the music press used to be how peoples listening and buying decisions would be influenced.
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Kate Pinner's curator insight, May 21, 3:44 PM

This article is a good reminder of the importance of curation as we navigate in the social age.  Also provides some examples on how to curate.

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What is Foster Care?

Foster care parents, social workers and former foster care children share their experiences in the system. They explain the role of foster care parents and give ...
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Sharing family life is a popular choice for learning disabled adults

Sharing family life is a popular choice for learning disabled adults | Social services news | Scoop.it
A new report shows the shared living model is growing at a time when the wider care sector is shrinking Continue reading...
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Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Week

Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Week | Social services news | Scoop.it
This week, 18 – 24 May 2015 is the first ever Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Week.
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Pilotlight self-directed support resources launched

Pilotlight set out to lead thinking on 
co-designing self-directed support for
 people across Scotland.
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5,000 disabled adults sexually abused in past two years

5,000 disabled adults sexually abused in past two years | Social services news | Scoop.it
NSPCC says figures obtained by the BBC were the ‘visible peak’ of what could be a bigger problem that also affects young people
Almost 5,000 disabled adults have been sexually abused in England in the past two years, figures have shown.
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Lack of communication adds to chronic pain misery

Lack of communication adds to chronic pain misery | Social services news | Scoop.it
MISCOMMUNICATION is a ­serious barrier to treatment for Scots living with chronic pain, researchers have found.
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Health and social care: three priorities for the new government

Health and social care: three priorities for the new government | Social services news | Scoop.it
Mounting deficits, worsening performance and declining staff morale mean that the NHS is facing its biggest challenges for many years, while pressures on social care are escalating.
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Attachment-Based Family Therapy with Adolescents

Attachment-Based Family Therapy with Adolescents | Social services news | Scoop.it
Adolescent 'behavioural problems' are a huge source of referrals for local authority children's services across the country, after parents and teachers struggle to find strategies that work. However,...
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Project reflections: Rikke’s response to Lisa

Project reflections: Rikke’s response to Lisa | Social services news | Scoop.it
Hi Lisa
I think we have indeed been courageous in this project and that many good things have come of it, although I would happily be the first to admit that the outcomes bear little resemblance to what we set out to create.
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Public drop-ins to help shape future of health and social care in Scottish Borders - ITV News

Public drop-ins to help shape future of health and social care in Scottish Borders - ITV News | Social services news | Scoop.it
People in the Scottish Borders are being asked for their views to help shape the future of health and social care in the area.
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Information governance safety in Scottish Health and Social Care Partnerships

When: Tue Oct 6, 2015 Where: Central Edinburgh (TBC) Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Conference that will examine the data sharing and data safety challenges faced by NHS Boards and Councils in Scotland as they prepare for the...
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Too many die without dignity, says report on end-of-life care

Too many die without dignity, says report on end-of-life care | Social services news | Scoop.it
Health service ombudsman urges NHS to consider lessons from report detailing cases where patient and relatives endured unnecessary suffering The shocking state of end-of-life care in the NHS is exposed in a report from the parliamentary and health...
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Care Inspectorate appoints new chief executive

Care Inspectorate appoints new chief executive | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Care Inspectorate announced, on Friday 15 May 2015, Karen Anderson has been appointed as their new chief executive.
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Terminally ill patients 'should be allowed to die at home'

Terminally ill patients 'should be allowed to die at home' | Social services news | Scoop.it
Terminally ill patients must be granted the right to spend their last days at home, leading charities and a former health minister have said, in light of a harrowing report that lays bare the damage done by poor care at the end of life.
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People with dementia suffer less depression in care homes – but why?

People with dementia suffer less depression in care homes – but why? | Social services news | Scoop.it
These days, you have to try hard to not come across a daily article or news piece about dementia, and care homes receive a great deal of negative press.
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Music project 'helping improve lives of impoverished children'

Music project 'helping improve lives of impoverished children' | Social services news | Scoop.it
Sistema Scotland gives underprivileged children the means and training to form an orchestra.
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Integrating funds for health and social care: an evidence review

RT @SAGEHealthInfo: Integrating funds for health and social care: an evidence review http://t.co/g77AIHyTTG #jhsrp
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It's Time to Walk the Talk - Making Co-Production the Way Scotland Works

It's Time to Walk the Talk - Making Co-Production the Way Scotland Works | Social services news | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended the 4th National Co-Production Conference in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. I was joined by colluegues at IRISS and Hot Chocolate (who are involved in IRISS's Relationships Matt...
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Changing the way people with convictions are viewed by the law

Changing the way people with convictions are viewed by the law | Social services news | Scoop.it
The UK should introduce measures that allow all people with convictions to be potentially regarded as legally ‘rehabilitated’, and therefore not have to disclose their record to employers, according to a report that’s been recently published.
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Is Benefits Street leading us down the wrong path?

Is Benefits Street leading us down the wrong path? | Social services news | Scoop.it
As the controversial Channel 4 documentary returns, Alex Willmott asks whether the media paints an accurate picture of poverty.
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Carers from across Scotland to give their views to MSPs

Carers from across Scotland to give their views to MSPs | Social services news | Scoop.it
Carers from across Scotland will today give their views to MSPs of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee on new legislation that aims to improve the support available to them and set out their rights in law.
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