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Why presume a child raised by a gay couple will be emotionally damaged? | Eleanor Morgan

Why presume a child raised by a gay couple will be emotionally damaged? | Eleanor Morgan | Social services news | Scoop.it
My mum left dad to be with another woman but I can’t blame them.
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Achieving the new vision for social services in Scotland

Achieving the new vision for social services in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
On World Social Work Day 2015, Tuesday 17 March, the Scottish Government launched a new vision and strategy for Scotland’s social services.  The new vision is for a socially just Scotland with excellent social services delivered by a skilled and...
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Entries now open for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015

Entries now open for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice, care and support for people with dementia, their carers, partners and families.
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Children’s Social Work Statistics Scotland 2013-14 published

Children’s Social Work Statistics Scotland 2013-14 published | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government has published Children’s Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2013-14.
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Caring for older people in Scotland 3rd annual conference: care standards, human rights and equality in care

When: Wed May 27, 2015
Where: TBC Edinburgh, 83 Drum Brae S, Edinburgh EH12 8TD, United Kingdom
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Currently there is a review of the national care standards.
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By the young, for the old

By the young, for the old | Social services news | Scoop.it
Our first week started off with two days of data gathering in Pitlochry, which was positive and intense. Things seemed very clear and straight forward.
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Reiki therapy for carers

Reiki therapy for carers | Social services news | Scoop.it
Name: Isobel Wilson
Proposed idea: Fortnightly reiki therapy offered for carers and bereaved carers. Support offered by Sarah Renwick, who will use the acquired equipment one day per month.
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The view from here: analysis

The view from here: analysis | Social services news | Scoop.it
Analysis
We were delighted with the wealth of data received from those participating in the project. This, however, made knowing where to start with analysis a little tricky!
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Befriending

Befriending | Social services news | Scoop.it
Name: Gillian Gilchrist
Proposed development: A befriending service for the town
Start-up funding received: £1464
Project start date: October 2014
Sustainability measures: The business will be charging for its services by the hour.
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Care Act 2014 - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Care Act 2014 - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | Social services news | Scoop.it
New rights for adults with autism in England to get the care and support they need as the Care Act 2014 comes into force today, introducing sweeping changes to adult social care.
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Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future | Social services news | Scoop.it
Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. After it appeared in No 11 position on the 1st Top 100 Tools for Learning list in 2007, I realised I’d better sign up!
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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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Six things about how poverty affects different ethnic groups in the UK

Six things about how poverty affects different ethnic groups in the UK | Social services news | Scoop.it
Helen Barnard asks: What have we learned about the economic situation for people of different ethnicities?
Raising living standards has become one of the biggest themes of this election.
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Homeless people in Glasgow urged to vote in May's General Election

Homeless people in Glasgow urged to vote in May's General Election | Social services news | Scoop.it
Candidates standing in a Glasgow constituency held a hustings at the City's Mission for the homeless.
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Launch of SDS and Gypsy/Travellers research report

Launch of SDS and Gypsy/Travellers research report | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Self-directed Support (SDS) and Gypsy/Travellers research report presents the findings of a one-year research project, funded by the Scottish Government, exploring the potential of SDS to meet the care and support needs of Gypsy/Travellers in...
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Entries open for 2015 Social Worker of the Year Awards - Communitycare.co.uk

Entries open for 2015 Social Worker of the Year Awards - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Entries open for 2015 Social Worker of the Year Awards
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I'm my council's autism lead – but no one knows I'm on the spectrum

I'm my council's autism lead – but no one knows I'm on the spectrum | Social services news | Scoop.it
I’ve considered asking to be relieved of the role, but I don’t want to waste the skills and knowledge that my wiring has given me Related: Language and autism: what every social care professional should know I am in the middle of measuring local...
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Glasgow hospitals treating lowest number of A&E cases in target time

Glasgow hospitals treating lowest number of A&E cases in target time | Social services news | Scoop.it
Across the trust area 87.3% of patients were seen within four hours but two Glasgow hospitals treated 71.7% in that time.
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Sensory and community garden

Sensory and community garden | Social services news | Scoop.it
Name: Ian and Anne Walker of The Atholl Centre Proposed development: Community Sensory Garden Start-up funding received: £4202 Project start date: October 2014 Sustainability measures: The project is set within an existing community hub and will...
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Arts and craft club

Arts and craft club | Social services news | Scoop.it
Name: Dee Bowman
Proposed idea: An art and craft club specifically aimed at carers who have been left after the person they cared for has gone into care or has died.
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Creating Loving Relationships - Parenting across Scotland 2015 conference

Creating Loving Relationships - Parenting across Scotland 2015 conference | Social services news | Scoop.it
On 12th March I was fortunate enough to attend Parenting Across Scotland’s 2015 Conference “Creating Loving Relationships” - don’t you just love the title?! - alongside colleagues from Hot Chocolat...
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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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New self-directed support website

New self-directed support website | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government has launched a new self-directed support (SDS) website.
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