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The bedroom tax has failed on every count

The bedroom tax has failed on every count | Social services news | Scoop.it
We now know the policy is barely helping overcrowding and the savings are far less than the government hopedThat just a tiny fraction 6% of people affected by the bedroom tax have moved to a smaller home, as a BBC investigation has revealed, will...
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Scotland ‘failing disabled hate-crime victims’

Scotland ‘failing disabled hate-crime victims’ | Social services news | Scoop.it
THE Lord Advocate has admitted disabled people are not reporting hate crimes because they lack confidence in police.
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FMQs: Salmond backs Scots version of Clare’s Law

FMQs: Salmond backs Scots version of Clare’s Law | Social services news | Scoop.it
WOMEN in Scotland could be given the right to find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, Alex Salmond has indicated.
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NHS denying patients ‘good death’, warns professor

NHS denying patients ‘good death’, warns professor | Social services news | Scoop.it
A “FIX it” culture in the NHS is preventing patients having a “good death” and leaving hospitals struggling to cope, a Scottish medic has warned.
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Integrated multi-agency approach needed to handle domestic abuse

Integrated multi-agency approach needed to handle domestic abuse | Social services news | Scoop.it
There is considerable frustration within the police service regarding the inspectorate report on the police handling of domestic abuse (27 March).
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Atos contract comes to an end bringing much relief for campaigners

Atos contract comes to an end bringing much relief for campaigners | Social services news | Scoop.it
Their 'fit for work' test has become a byword for callousness but why has it taken so long for matters to come to a head?
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Teacher left with broken ribs after pupil attack

Teacher left with broken ribs after pupil attack | Social services news | Scoop.it
A FEMALE teacher was left with broken ribs and a black eye after a nine-year-old male pupil attacked her during a detention class, it has been revealed.
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Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population - The Guardian

Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Guardian Japan's solution to providing care for an ageing population The Guardian With local government budgets facing heavy cuts, the number of people receiving help paying for social care in England is shrinking – despite the number in need...
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Denise Yang's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:43 PM

Japan facing the worst ageing population in the world.

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Integrated financial mechanisms for health and social care

A report examined the role of integrated financial mechanisms in supporting and incentivizing integrated health and social care. The report was based on a literature review, which found 38 studies across eight countries (including England).
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Scotland’s health not improving under UK - academic

Scotland’s health not improving under UK - academic | Social services news | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is unlikely to shed its “sick man of Europe” status if voters reject independence, a leading public health expert has warned.
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‘Zero-tolerance’ of hate crimes against disabled

‘Zero-tolerance’ of hate crimes against disabled | Social services news | Scoop.it
Tackling hate crimes against disabled people is a priority for the police and prosecution service, the Lord Advocate has said.
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Care workers are filmed slapping brain-damaged patient at private hospital

Care workers are filmed slapping brain-damaged patient at private hospital | Social services news | Scoop.it
Rita Page, 68, and Lynette Crook, 33, plead guilty to charges related to ill-treatment of patient after being secretly filmed Two care workers at a £3,000-a-week private hospital have been caught on film slapping, jabbing and humiliating a...
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Why is social work being scapegoated? - The Guardian

Why is social work being scapegoated? - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
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I was recently involved in this year's round of interviewing candidates for one of the social work courses at my university.
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A day in the life of ... a housing association contracts manager

A day in the life of ... a housing association contracts manager | Social services news | Scoop.it
Hollie Venn leads staff providing domestic abuse and homelessness services in the East Midlands (New: housing contracts manager Hollie Venn describes her work providing domestic abuse and homelessness services http://t.co/30rMGde2Db)...
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Food for thought: Food based research and training for carers of looked after young children

When: Wed May 21, 2014 4pm to 5:30pm  BST Where: Room LH127 (Confucius Institute), Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0LT Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Presentation that discusses the key findings and subsequent...
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Zero-hours contracts — report

A report examined the use of zero-hours contracts in the United Kingdom and made recommendations for change, including: clearer information for employees at the outset of their contracts; greater funding and better information sharing between...
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Support needs of employees who care for someone with dementia

A report examined the impact on employers and employees of caring for someone with dementia.
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Sharp rise in number of people needing palliative care

Sharp rise in number of people needing palliative care | Social services news | Scoop.it
Experts worried that hospitals could actually be hiding the fact patients were admitted for treatment which then failedThe way hospitals record deaths could be covering up poor treatment and costing lives, according to a new report.
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Cafe with a conscience serves up good food for a good cause

Cafe with a conscience serves up good food for a good cause | Social services news | Scoop.it
Social Bite is a chain of cafes where the focus is on finding social utility in commercial profits.
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Blind man dies after hospital ‘dumps him on doorstep’

Blind man dies after hospital ‘dumps him on doorstep’ | Social services news | Scoop.it
A heartbroken widow yesterday called for an investigation into the treatment of her blind and sick husband who died after being “dumped on the doorstep” from his hospital bed in the early hours of the morning.
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Parenting scheme cuts number of children going into care - The Guardian

Parenting scheme cuts number of children going into care - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
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So what is the secret of its effectiveness in an area of high social and economic deprivation?
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Use of discretionary housing payment budget in Scotland

A report examined the use of the discretionary housing payment (DHP) budget in Scotland.
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Councils to get £600,000 to offset welfare reform

Councils to get £600,000 to offset welfare reform | Social services news | Scoop.it
COUNCILS are being offered £600,000 to tackle the “negative impacts” of welfare reform.
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Woman killed herself over benefits cut, says mental health watchdog

Woman killed herself over benefits cut, says mental health watchdog | Social services news | Scoop.it
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland finds that woman took her own life after assessor docked benefits by 30%A woman with a history of stress-related depression killed herself because her benefits were cut after a work assessment, a health...
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How councils can escape the cycle of high social work caseloads and poor ... - Communitycare.co.uk

How councils can escape the cycle of high social work caseloads and poor ... - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
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As a result the recruitment of more social workers has become central to Coventry's recovery plans.
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