Social services news
Follow
64.3K views | +19 today
Social services news
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

A day to celebrate success at KEY and Community Lifestyles

A day to celebrate success at KEY and Community Lifestyles | Social services news | Scoop.it
For some years now KEY and Community Lifestyles have marked the achievements of their staff who have successfully completed their SVQ, PDA and Internal Assessor/Verifier qualifications with a special award ceremony at their office in Glasgow.  The...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Do we talk too much in social work? | Community Care - Communitycare.co.uk

Do we talk too much in social work? | Community Care - Communitycare.co.uk | Social services news | Scoop.it
Academic Rhian Taylor ponders the importance of silence
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence | Social Care ... - The Guardian

Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence | Social Care ... - The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Family group conferences, where families develop their own child protection plans with the help of professionals, have been shown to be effective
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Social Media Policy

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Social Media Policy. 

irissorg's insight:

A reminder about confidentiality when using social media in health and social care. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

It’s no holiday for two thirds of UK’s unpaid carers

It’s no holiday for two thirds of UK’s unpaid carers | Social services news | Scoop.it
Show in all news feeds Summer holiday season is upon us but, while many of us look forward to a week or two in the sun, new research reveals that less than a third of the UK's seven million unpaid carers expect to go on any kind of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Compulsory registration update for managers and service providers of care home service for adults

Compulsory registration update for managers and service providers of care home service for adults | Social services news | Scoop.it

In Scotland Registration becomes compulsory for support workers in care home services for adults on 30 September (what does “support workers” mean?)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Charities! Enter the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2015 | SCVO

Charities! Enter the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2015 | SCVO | Social services news | Scoop.it

The search is on for the best use of digital by a Scottish charity or social enterprise

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Can mobile learning work for you?

Can mobile learning work for you? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Not sure if mobile learning is right for your workers or organisation? Try it out with our mobile learning pilot scheme.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Try out SSKS’s new e-learning module

Try out SSKS’s new e-learning module | Social services news | Scoop.it
Social Services Knowledge Scotland’s (SSKS) new eLearning module is intended for anyone new to the SSKS site and explains: what the site is who it’s for the types of information and tools are available for you to use.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Learning disability: positive behaviour support offers an alternative to antipsychotics

Learning disability: positive behaviour support offers an alternative to antipsychotics | Social services news | Scoop.it
Challenging behaviours can be traumatic, but sedation is not the answer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Older people join academics to research UK's first 'age-friendly' city | The University of Manchester

Older people join academics to research UK's first 'age-friendly' city | The University of Manchester | Social services news | Scoop.it
irissorg's insight:

New film showcases the work of Manchester sociologists and their co-researchers, aged between 58 and 74-years-old

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Planning is the key for better care Falkirk

Planning is the key for better care Falkirk | Social services news | Scoop.it
A joint inspection of Falkirk’s health and social work services for the elderly praised the high quality of care available.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Words fail us: dementia and the arts

Words fail us: dementia and the arts | Social services news | Scoop.it
With nearly one million Britons in the grip of dementia, it’s hardly surprising that writers and artists should increasingly tackle the subject. But can the arts ever illuminate a condition that by its very nature resists all understanding?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Stonewall on Twitter

Stonewall on Twitter | Social services news | Scoop.it
Our latest research looks at the treatment of LGBT people in health and social care services: #UnhealthyAttitudes pic.twitter.com/YrsT0Rx0cQ
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Timely patient discharge will ensure hospitals don't become frailty factories

Timely patient discharge will ensure hospitals don't become frailty factories | Social services news | Scoop.it
Commission to gather evidence of how hospitals have tackled bottlenecks, long waits and delayed care transfers
Let me let you in on a secret: winter is coming.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Devon Social Work | Children & Young People


Children and Young People in Care can sometimes feel that they are just part of a huge machine. This  short (1 min) video brings to life that dark and ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Why the revolving door of hospital discharge is likely to keep on spinning

Why the revolving door of hospital discharge is likely to keep on spinning | Social services news | Scoop.it
Discharging hospital patients sounds easy so why do we get it so wrong?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

How Citizens Advice shows it is good value for money

How Citizens Advice shows it is good value for money | Social services news | Scoop.it
It is not easy to put a price on the work of charities, but Citizens Advice has put measures in place to prove its worth to funders and stakeholders In these challenging times, where funding is tight, it is more important than ever for charities to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Offending and Desistance: The importance of social relations (Hardback) - Routledge

Offending and Desistance: The importance of social relations (Hardback) - Routledge | Social services news | Scoop.it
In Offending and Desistance, Beth Weaver examines the role of a co-offending peer group in shaping and influencing offending and desistance, focusing on three phases of their criminal careers: onset, persistence and desistance. While there is consensus…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Roundtable Discussion on Child Sexual Exploitation

Roundtable Discussion on Child Sexual Exploitation | Social services news | Scoop.it
NIASW are pleased to be hosting a roundtable discussion for members with Bernie McNally, the DHSSPS lead for CSE.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Suicide rate for middle-age men with mental health issues up 73%, report says

Suicide rate for middle-age men with mental health issues up 73%, report says | Social services news | Scoop.it
Findings also show three times as many suicides among crisis resolution or home treatment patients, the alternative to in-patient admission Suicides among middle-aged men with mental health issues have soared by 73% since 2006, which may be...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Over-medication of people with learning disabilities infringes human rights

Over-medication of people with learning disabilities infringes human rights | Social services news | Scoop.it
Medicine should not be used to make people easier to care for – we need to discuss alternatives and how to spread best practice The chief pharmacist, Keith Ridge, and I have written to professionals and patients highlighting grave concerns about...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

Researching Age-Friendly Cities (2015) - Full Film - YouTube

'Researching Age-Friendly Cities'. A film funded by the School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester. For more information about the Manchester In...
irissorg's insight:

“social inclusion (as) the secret to ageing well – while age-friendly transport and housing make them feel more a part of the urban neighbourhoods they live in.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by irissorg
Scoop.it!

We're stuck with the same debates about childcare as half a century ago

We're stuck with the same debates about childcare as half a century ago | Social services news | Scoop.it
Despite big changes in childcare policy at the end of the 20th century, we're asking many of the same questions as in the 1960s.
more...
No comment yet.