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Suicide prevention expert pulls out of prisons talk over 'censorship'

Suicide prevention expert pulls out of prisons talk over 'censorship' | Social services news | Scoop.it
Louis Appleby says he has withdrawn from presentation having been told not to make any links between rising prison suicides and staffing levels The government’s leading expert on suicide prevention has pulled out of a Ministry of Justice...
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400 more prisoners in overcrowded Scottish jails

400 more prisoners in overcrowded Scottish jails | Social services news | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Government may need to build extra jail capacity to deal with a surge of inmates resulting from plans to scrap early release, prison chiefs have warned.
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Child protection summit to be held in Edinburgh

Child protection summit to be held in Edinburgh | Social services news | Scoop.it
A SUMMIT on tackling child sexual exploitation will be held in Edinburgh this week.
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RNIB is becoming dementia informed

RNIB is becoming dementia informed | Social services news | Scoop.it
The UK Practice and Development Team (UK PDT) within Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Visual Impairment and Complex Needs Services, took the first step to becoming an Informed about Dementia organisation to enhance and further...
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We’ll all die one day. Isn’t it time we got used to the idea? | Tim Lott

We’ll all die one day. Isn’t it time we got used to the idea? | Tim Lott | Social services news | Scoop.it
Instead of trying to outwit mortal disease, we should be learning to face our fate with courageI’m writing this after hearing an apparently innocuous and encouraging snippet of news – that a new lung cancer treatment is capable of giving sufferers...
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Dementia needs extra funding and greater understanding

Dementia needs extra funding and greater understanding | Social services news | Scoop.it
Voluntary visitors can help those without family or friends – and society must stop referring to ‘sufferers’I congratulate the Observer on the campaign to allow more visiting time for family members, friends and carers on behalf of those with...
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Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Issue 9 out now

Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Issue 9 out now | Social services news | Scoop.it
The ninth issue of Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care will keep you up to date with developments which with your help, are having a positive impact on the lives and experiences of people with dementia, their families and their carers – and also...
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Scottish Government website switches to new address

Scottish Government website switches to new address | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government has adopted www.gov.scot as its primary web address to take advantage of the new .scot top level domain.  www.gov.scot More than 8,000 domains have been sold to individuals and groups since they went on sale last September.
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Benefits and suicide: 'You have to be strong to ask for help'

Benefits and suicide: 'You have to be strong to ask for help' | Social services news | Scoop.it
Housing, jobs, welfare … how the Mind charity helps people with mental health problems survive a byzantine system Roberto*, a factory worker in his thirties who suffered sexual abuse as a child, has attempted suicide three times in the past four...
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Are our services LGBT inclusive?

Are our services LGBT inclusive? | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Equality Act requires services to consider the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender  (LGBT) people, and to tackle inequality and discrimination.  These days, many professionals are keen to make sure that they are inclusive and...
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Loneliness

Loneliness | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scottish Government have commissioned work into the effects and experiences of loneliness.
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Study finds care home residents 'more likely' to be dehydrated

Study finds care home residents 'more likely' to be dehydrated | Social services news | Scoop.it
"Care home residents five times more likely to be left thirsty," The Independent reports after an analysis of some London hospital admission records found people admitted from care homes were five times more likely to be dehydrated than people...
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Taking the time to tinker

Taking the time to tinker | Social services news | Scoop.it
I come from a family of tinkerers. My granddad was always in his shed hacking away at something or in the garage mucking about with his Morris Minor. He was a postman, not a carpenter or an engineer or a mechanic.
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Social work cartoon: 'The training' - Community Care

Social work cartoon: 'The training' - Community Care | Social services news | Scoop.it
The latest cartoon from Fran

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How does child protection work affect social workers? | Social Care ...

How does child protection work affect social workers? | Social Care ... | Social services news | Scoop.it
Study of children and families social workers reveals that despite job satisfaction there is a personal cost. Ruth Neil explains.
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Guest blog: Claire Carpenter, Managing Director, The Melting Pot

Guest blog: Claire Carpenter, Managing Director, The Melting Pot | Social services news | Scoop.it
What’s the creation story behind every social innovation?
Social innovators are often the disrupters, the ones who swim against the tide and question the status quo.
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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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A million dementia friends lead the way that society must follow | Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society

A million dementia friends lead the way that society must follow | Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society | Social services news | Scoop.it
Nicci Gerard’s Observer campaign for dignity for people with dementia has helped spotlight a problem that touches the lives of millionsThe reaction to Observer contributor Nicci Gerrard’s campaign for dignity for people with dementia in hospitals...
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Social reporting – sharing the learning

Social reporting – sharing the learning | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scribbling on flipcharts or sticking ideas on Post-it notes are well established ways of capturing and organising thoughts and ideas in group discussions, conferences and workshops.
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Working with Helm to support young people

Working with Helm to support young people | Social services news | Scoop.it
Helm is a charity based in Dundee which provides a creative, supportive learning service for people, in particular young people, who face difficult barriers to developing sustainable careers.  Helm engages with individuals in fresh ways, aiming to...
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People with learning disabilities should live in the community, not under lock and key

People with learning disabilities should live in the community, not under lock and key | Social services news | Scoop.it
Three decades after the closure of long stay hospitals began, thousands of disabled people are still waiting to move into the community Last week we finally got the news that many of us have been hoping for: 3,000 people living in outdated and...
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Social worker fond of boy who killed foster carer

Social worker fond of boy who killed foster carer | Social services news | Scoop.it
A SOCIAL worker allocated to a boy in the years before he killed his foster carer has told an inquiry he was fond of the child.
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Care home abuse 'not investigated'

Care home abuse 'not investigated' | Social services news | Scoop.it
A former senior social worker says police failed to properly investigate allegations of sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire children's homes.
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