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Green paper delay “disappointing” | BASW

Green paper delay “disappointing” | BASW | Social services news | Scoop.it
Social workers will be disappointed with the news this week that the Department for Health and Social Care is delaying the release of its social care green paper until autumn, says BASW England man...
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Social isolation, loneliness and older people

Social isolation, loneliness and older people | Social services news | Scoop.it
This literature search was commissioned by an alliance of older people's forums to contribute to the evidence base for their report feeding into the Scottish Government's strategy on age and social isolation.
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Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
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Kibble and Strathclyde University create foster care scheme for traumatised kids

Kibble and Strathclyde University create foster care scheme for traumatised kids | Social services news | Scoop.it
CHILDREN who have experienced trauma are to benefit from a new foster care system.
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Scottish Health Awards 2018

Scottish Health Awards 2018 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Nominate now! The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHSScotland and its partners to deliver high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland across NHSScotland and its partners. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHSScotland and the Scottish Government, the Awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. The Daily Record is proud to play its part in recognising the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care services in Scotland. The Awards reflect the amazing diversity of talent and showcase the dedication and commitment of the people who work tirelessly on our behalf. NHSScotland is committed to providing sustainable high quality health services for the people of Scotland. Increasingly, health and social care services will be delivered in an integrated way focussing on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management and the awards aim to recognise this approach. The Scottish Health Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of healthcare provided by our NHS and its partners. We want to know about the people who have genuinely made a difference to your life or to the lives of your family or friends. There are seventeen award categories: Support Worker Award Innovation Award Volunteers Award Optometrist Award Midwife Award Therapist Award Care for Long-term Illness Award Young Achiever Award Unsung Hero Award Care for Mental Health Award Integrated Care for Older People Award Healthier Lifestyle Award Leader of the Year Award Dentist Award Nurse Award Doctor Award Top Team Award
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The Communication Game

The Communication Game | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Communication Game was developed by Focus Games for NHS Education for Scotland (NES). The game helps frontline health & social care staff improve their knowledge and skills around communication, allowing them to support people with diverse communication support needs. Communication is key to delivering safe, effective and person-centred services. Everyone has the right to express their views and be heard, regardless of how they communicate. To provide an inclusive service, it’s crucial that frontline staff communicate effectively with as many people as possible. Small changes to our behaviour can help create an environment where as many people as possible can communicate effectively. The Communication Game is designed to catalyse these changes. Read More
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The grand challenge(s) for social work

The grand challenge(s) for social work | Social services news | Scoop.it
At the Social Work Scotland AGM 2018, John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, spoke about social work in Scotland today.
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Why are children treated unequally by social care services?

Why are children treated unequally by social care services? | Social services news | Scoop.it
As rates of child protection investigations continue to rise, a new study is exploring inequalities in the children’s social care...
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Social Work Scotland reports on integrating children's services in Scotland

Social Work Scotland reports on integrating children's services in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Two reports one a literature and policy review of integrating health and social care and its impact on Children's services and one on practice and leadership...
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We Need To Talk About Integration

We Need To Talk About Integration | Social services news | Scoop.it
With a Foreword from our Chief Executive, Professor Ian Welsh OBE, this exciting collection brings together the views of 30 people with personal and professional experiences of integration. Contributions from the third and independent sectors cover issues like children’s and women’s rights, Third...
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Volunteering with the ALLIANCE

Volunteering with the ALLIANCE | Social services news | Scoop.it
What does being a volunteer mean to me. For me that’s an easy question to answer, volunteering with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), has allowed me to gain hands on experience of working in a Health and Social Care role, while gaining excellent mentoring from peers...
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WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales Tickets, Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 12:00

WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales Tickets, Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 12:00 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - International Foundation for Integrated Care presents WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales - Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Find event and ticket information.
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Self Management Reflective Practice

Self Management Reflective Practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
The three-hour Self Management Reflective Practice session is an opportunity for frontline health and social care professionals to explore how to support people living with long term conditions and carers to self manage.
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Scottish Health Awards 2018

Scottish Health Awards 2018 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Nominate now! The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHSScotland and its partners to deliver high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland across NHSScotland and its partners. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHSScotland and the Scottish Government, the Awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. The Daily Record is proud to play its part in recognising the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care services in Scotland. The Awards reflect the amazing diversity of talent and showcase the dedication and commitment of the people who work tirelessly on our behalf. NHSScotland is committed to providing sustainable high quality health services for the people of Scotland. Increasingly, health and social care services will be delivered in an integrated way focussing on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management and the awards aim to recognise this approach. The Scottish Health Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of healthcare provided by our NHS and its partners. We want to know about the people who have genuinely made a difference to your life or to the lives of your family or friends. There are seventeen award categories: Support Worker Award Innovation Award Volunteers Award Optometrist Award Midwife Award Therapist Award Care for Long-term Illness Award Young Achiever Award Unsung Hero Award Care for Mental Health Award Integrated Care for Older People Award Healthier Lifestyle Award Leader of the Year Award Dentist Award Nurse Award Doctor Award Top Team Award
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Leadership and professional identity

Leadership and professional identity | Social services news | Scoop.it
Building the Future: shaping our social work identity newly qualified social worker conference was held on 31 May 2018 in Edinburgh.Delivered with the University of Edinburgh (in partnership with the Higher Education Heads of Social Work Group), Iriss, Scottish Social Services Council, the Scottish...
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Care Appointments | Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

Care Appointments | Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care services across Scotland are generally working well to protect children from the risks of sexua...
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A view of integration from the social housing sector

A view of integration from the social housing sector | Social services news | Scoop.it
They are part of the social housing sector and supply quality, affordable homes to those in need. They can be large or small; rural or urban; providing for general or very specialised needs.  Many of these organisations are based in communities; some cover a wide area.
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What role for community in social work in Scotland? Survey

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Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament

Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament | Social services news | Scoop.it
18.06.2018 The social security benefits available to people who are in-work but struggling on low incomes is to be the focus of an inquiry by the Social Security Committee. MSPs want to understand if our social security systems are doing enough to help people get out of poverty. To inform its work in this area, the Committee is keen to better understand the potential impact that the roll-out of Universal Credit is having on in-work poverty. This will include looking at the design of Universal Credit with specific focus on issues relating to in-work claimants such as in-work conditionality and treatment of surplus earnings. The Committee will also look at the reasons for increasing demand for support from food banks. Clare Adamson MSP, Convener of the Social Security Committee said: “People in work should reasonably expect to earn enough to make ends meet. It is, however, a sad fact that there are people in Scotland who are working hard and still not earning enough. Our social security system should support people and has a role to play in addressing poverty and we want to understand what is happening in our communities. “We already know that there has been a marked rise in food bank usage. We want to understand more about what is driving this in Scotland and what opportunities exist within Scotland’s social security powers that may help to address in-work poverty.” The Committee has today asked for views on the following • What impact will Universal Credit have on in-work poverty in Scotland? • What is the experience so far in full-service areas in Scotland for those who are in work who are moving or have moved on to Universal Credit? • What is known about those experiencing in-work poverty in Scotland who do not claim or are not eligible for Universal Credit? • What can or should the Scottish Government do to mitigate any detrimental impact? Background Views are sought by 23 August. The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body securely processes journalists’ data for the purpose of enabling reporting on the work of the Scottish Parliament, in line with current data protection requirements. You have the right to unsubscribe at any time. For further information, please see our Privacy Notice.
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Care Appointments | New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has launched new learning resources to support early lea...
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We Care campaign | Scotland | Royal College of Nursing

We Care campaign | Scotland | Royal College of Nursing | Social services news | Scoop.it
Valuing health care support workers in our 'We Care' campaign.
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Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice

Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
Activists who attended Sunday’s lunchtime fringe meeting “Social work against the state attack on asylum and refuge” heard powerful presentations on the need to support our members in social work to practice ethically when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers.
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Promoting Excellence in dementia care - Scottish Social Services Council

Promoting Excellence in dementia care - Scottish Social Services Council | Social services news | Scoop.it
Find out about Promoting Excellence for dementia.
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Public suspicious of moves to join up health and care services | Melanie Henwood | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Public suspicious of moves to join up health and care services | Melanie Henwood | Social Care Network | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
New integrated care models hampered by poor communication and an ‘acronym spaghetti’ of terms, report finds...
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Reflections on the 18th International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC)

Reflections on the 18th International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC) | Social services news | Scoop.it
I’ve just returned from representing the ALISS Programme and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) at the18th International Conference of Integrated Care in Utrecht, which brought together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design...
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