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Named Person Bill 'strong arm tactics' criticised by MSPs

Named Person Bill 'strong arm tactics' criticised by MSPs | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government has been accused of using "strong arm tactics” after it was revealed that officials contacted the majority of the people scheduled to give evidence at a Holyrood committee scrutinising the controversial Named Person policy.
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and RiPfA launch projects to develop practice in adult social care

The British Association of Social Work (BASW), Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are delighted to announce further investment in two projec...
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Social work awards to conduct 'ethics audit' after Capita row

Social work awards to conduct 'ethics audit' after Capita row | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Social Worker of the Year Awards will carry out an "ethics audit" after a row over outsourcing firm Capita's inclusion in the 2018 list of sponsors.
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Self Management Network Scotland - October 2018 Update

Self Management Network Scotland - October 2018 Update | Social services news | Scoop.it
Can't see this email? View in Browser Self Management Network Scotland – October 2018 Update Newsletter New projects announced for Self Management funding £650,000 investment in 26 Scottish projects to transform support and integrated care for people living with long term conditions in Scotland Read the full story on our website Self Management Award Winners 2018 On Wednesday 3rd October at the Scottish Parliament, the 2018 Self Management Award winners were announced. Read the full story on our website The Carers Act – What You Can Expect….. Co-designed resources set out new rights for unpaid carers in the Carers Act. Read the full story on our website Self management and co-production – driving change towards person-centred care ALLIANCE led Self Management and Co-production Special Interest Group (SIG) is going live on 23rd October in partnership with IFIC. Read the full story on our website Discover Digital Imagine living better and healthier with the help of technology; come along to one of our events between 21-26 Oct to discover how. Imagine if… Smart gadgets could help you live independently for longer? We used virtual reality to inspire the next generation of doctors? You could update your medical records with fitness data directly from your app? From everyday tools to apps and specialist tech, discover how Scotland’s healthcare is going digital. Find out more and Discover Digital Events Self Management and Co-production Webinar Location: UK wide Date of event: 23/10/2018 at 12.00pm - 1.30pm The ALLIANCE is hosting a webinar on 23rd October on self management and co-production as part of the Integrated Care Matters series. See full event details on our website This event will bring together LGBTQI+ people in conversation to explore community health and wellbeing and self management. See full event details on our website Digital Health & Wellbeing: An LGBTQI+ Conversation Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 17/10/2018 at 12.30 - 16.00 Self Management and Employability Date of event: 25/10/2018 at 10.00 Employability and Self Management Event in partnership with the Community Partner Project within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) See full event details on our website Health and Social Care Integration Forum – West Coast Date of event: 31/10/2018 at 13.30 - 15.30 A space for colleagues working in health and social care integration to discuss challenges, identify opportunities and share best practice. See full event details on our website Self Management Marketplace On the 1st October 2018 at the Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh, SMNS members and a range of contributors came together for a day of networking and learning. Marketplace events were identified as an area of focus for the network at the national networking event in April. Discover the feedback from the event, points for consideration for future Marketplace events and read up on the fantastic range of contributors from the day. Marketplace events were identified as an area of focus for the network at the national networking event in April and further events are being planned for 2019. For further information please get in touch with the Self Management team. Discover the Self Management Marketplace Opinions and Case studies The Self Management Awards: A Simply Magical Evening Written by: Louise Coupland, Employability Development Officer, the ALLIANCE Louise Coupland shares her experience of attending the Self Management Awards 2018 Read the full story on our website “If you dwell on the past or future, you will miss the moment.” Written by: Dr. Usman H Rehman, GP Principal - Lanarkshire Medical Group - Strathaven / East Kilbride The last ten years have brought a significant change in the climate in General Practice and underlined a strong case for working differently Read the full story on our website Shifting the direction of travel: a call for more evidence on how self management works in practice Written by: Lisa Kidd, Reader in Supported Self Management As part of our Gaun Yersel! stories, Lisa considers the evidence needed to ensure the focus is on learning how self management works. Read the full story on our website Stories of Self Management Read Self Management Network Scotland members stories of self management, captured by Mind Waves Community Correspondents. Read the full story on our website Get in touch! Share your learning, ask for support, say hello! Self Managment Week was a busy time with a number of fantastic events, the Self Management Awards and the announcement of 26 new projects funded through the Self Management Fund. We are keen to keep the momentum going and want to hear from network members. Get in touch and tell us about anything you think would be helpful for us to know. Do you have anything that you would like shared more widely with network members and our wider ALLIANCE connections? Are you looking for support? We may be able to help and can provide you with a national perspective of self management. Drop the Self Management Team an email Self Management Network Scotland Visit us online Follow us on: Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland. People at the Centre. Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) Venlaw Building, 349 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4AA Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland is a company registered by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No.307731 Charity number SC037475. © Copyright Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) 2018. All Rights Reserved. You are receiving this bulletin as part of your membership to the Self Management Network Scotland. You can unsubscribe from these newsletters by clicking Unsubscribe
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Health and social care training 2018 - 2019 (60 day trial) - Jisc Collections

Health and social care training provides high quality, engaging and innovative digital learning resources for teachers and students, including interactive content. Resources for every mandatory unit at levels 2 and 3 are available, ensuring coverage of all pathways, legislation and occupational standards in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read the full description here Subject Areas Health and Life Sciences Academic Levels AS/A Level / Scottish Higher National Diploma GCSE Professional / CPD courses Vocational Work based learning Resource Types Teaching And Learning Materials eLearning Further information This resource is designed to fit the curricula as it stands at the time of release. Any changes to the resource will mirror the movement of the health and social care curricula and be communicated as they occur.
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Thousands fleeing domestic violence face squalid housing | Society | The Guardian

Thousands fleeing domestic violence face squalid housing | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Lack of social housing and poor council decisions failing vulnerable in England, say lawyers...
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Care of Older People in Scotland 2018: 6th Annual Conference

Care of Older People in Scotland 2018: 6th Annual Conference | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care of Older People in Scotland 2018: 6th Annual Conference Tue 20th Nov 2018 Edinburgh, Wheatley Academy Book Now SUPPORTERS All Supporters OVERVIEW View Conference Agenda Our 6th annual conference on care of older people in Scotland focuses on the impact of a growing older population, rising expectations of quality care and the rising pressures created by increased resource demand upon the challenge of delivering excellent care. This year’s conference will discuss how we meet future health and care demands, balancing immediate care needs with the challenge of a longer term preventative approach to older peoples’ health. It will ask how we ensure this does not become an impossible task while seeking to achieve consistency and equality in the delivery of care across Scotland. The programme will consider innovation, adopting and sharing best practice and understanding the new care challenges presented by advances in digital and date developments, medical capacity and advances and the increasing role of legal rights in driving and guaranteeing patient care. The three sessions for the day cover tomorrow’s care opportunities, what we should be aiming for in care of older people and what best practice in the delivery of care looks like. Among the themes to be addressed will be: Care of Older People Strategy Care Delivery Models - The new demands of older people The Integrated Care Opportunity Innovation and Development for Workforces Empowerment in Care Achieving High Care Standards What the Digital and Data Age Means for Care Longer Living  - Where medical care and health is going Care Is My Right - Rights, Redress and Responsibilities
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Should you hide negative emotions from children?

Hiding feelings can cause distress in children too.
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ihub Impact Report 2017-18

ihub Impact Report 2017-18 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Published on : 10 October 2018 Working together for maximum impact Read the real life stories in the ihub’s Impact Report 2017-18 about how we improve health and social care services Our new Impact Report 2017-18 describes how we are working in partnership with health and social care organisations across Scotland to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes. All our work is co-designed, co-owned and co-delivered with the aim of building local improvement capacity to meet local needs. The stories in our report bring to life the wide-ranging impact of the work, providing a flavour of what is possible when we take a systematic approach to improvement that puts people at its heart. We demonstrate evidence of improvements through facts and figures and through the voices of the people who have benefitted from our work. For example, we share how our work to support improvements in fetal monitoring across Scotland’s maternity services has affected one Lanarkshire family. Anna is mum to three children: Rosie, Scott, and Alice. All pregnancies were deemed high risk and unfortunately her son Scott was stillborn. Understandably, given the sad passing of her son, Anna was extremely anxious when she later became pregnant with Alice. While under the care of the multi professional team, Anna and her midwife had a discussion regarding fetal movement, the importance of monitoring her unique pattern of movement and who to call if she had any concerns. Anna attributes the safe, early delivery of her daughter Alice to the advice she received about fetal movement. This gave Anna the confidence to contact the team. She also suggests regular monitoring had detected possible deterioration in Alice’s wellbeing, which resulted in the decision to deliver her early. These interventions in care mean Alice is here today – safe, healthy, and thriving. Read more examples of our impact, as told through the voices of the people who work in or benefit from health and social care services, in our Impact Report 2017-18. We couldn’t achieve any of this without the dedication and commitment of those involved in supporting and delivering health and social care across Scotland. We look forward to continuing to work together to make improvements which positively impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes of people in Scotland.   Download the ihub Impact Report Download the infographic illustrating our impact
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DIY Respite Carer - Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen

DIY Respite Carer - Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen | Social services news | Scoop.it
Aberdeenshire Council - Job Description We are looking for a carer to work as part of a team for children with learning/physical disabilities.Applicants should have...
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Dementia UK report

Dementia UK report | Social services news | Scoop.it
In autumn 2014, Alzheimer's Society published a major study on the social and economic impact of dementia in the UK.
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Care Academy

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Social care funding continues to be an issue, not only for the government but also for the many thousands that require care every year on a self-funded basis. For a client, making the decision to go into long term care can be difficult - for both the individual concerned and their loved ones. So why does it pay to care? Only advisers qualified in this area can provide advice on options available and make appropriate recommendations. Giving piece of mind to everyone involved. A broader advice proposition provides the opportunity for new fee structures. Any remaining capital can be invested to meet other financial needs.   Filled with content and support, our Care Academy programme can help you realise the benefits that care advice can bring to you and your clients. Our Care Academy programme... The programme is split into three sessions: 1. Long term care examination revision - 1 May - 16 May CLOSED 2. Achieving good practice and utilising your valuable knowledge - 3 July - 18 July CLOSED 3. Helping you navigate the care world to achieve better outcomes - 6 November - 21 November - DATES AND VENUES BELOW Register now to attend Care Academy - Session 3 Date Venue 6 Nov Wakefield/Leeds - Oulton Hall , Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN  7 Nov Manchester - Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2QT 8 Nov London - The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court London SW1A 2EJ 13 Nov Newmarket - Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, 11 Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX 14 Nov Birmingham - Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Birmingham, CV7 7HR  15 Nov Bristol - Aztec Hotel & Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS 20 Nov Dorking  - Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel, 4 miles from M25 (juction 9), Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BX 21 Nov Scotland - Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Grange Road, Falkirk, FK2 0YB Register now > For further information please contact your dedicated account manager. Alternatively contact our specialist support team on 0333 043 7040 or drop us an email at ltc@wearejust.co.uk.
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Social pedagogy in practice

Social pedagogy in practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
Coverage of the Social Pedagogy's Professional Association's conference, 'Growing up, growing old and staying well'.
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Hate Crime: Causes, Motivations and Effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work

Hate Crime: Causes, Motivations and Effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work | Social services news | Scoop.it
Reports of hate crime in Scotland have continued to rise, with Edinburgh seeing an increase of all reported hate crimes over the last five years. There is a clear role for Criminal Justice Social Work (CJSW) in working with the perpetrators of hate crime in order to reduce harm to victims and communities,...
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How to Communicate with Impact - Glasgow Tickets, Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 10:15

How to Communicate with Impact - Glasgow Tickets, Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 10:15 | Social services news | Scoop.it
This Hands-On-Workshop is for anyone working in the social services sector. You may be a learning or development lead, a training manager, a strategic manager, a practitioner, or a communications professional in the sector who would like to learn new techniques.  HOW do you get your messages...
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Careers - Job Vacancies - The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

Search current job vacancies at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, find out more about different roles and read staff case studies.
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Core Skills: Getting it 'write' for every child

Core Skills: Getting it 'write' for every child | Social services news | Scoop.it
What makes a good report, great? Research tells us that children involved in offending behaviour are often society’s most traumatised and victimised individuals, and will have various reports written about them for different decision makers.
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Social Worker, Kinross (PKC04924) - PKC04924 - Perth and Kinross Council

Social Worker, Kinross (PKC04924) - PKC04924 - Perth and Kinross Council | Social services news | Scoop.it
View details and apply for this social services / housing / childcare job in Kinross with Perth and Kinross Council on myjobscotland...
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Many agency social workers' safeguarding and right-to-work documents invalid, research suggests

Many agency social workers' safeguarding and right-to-work documents invalid, research suggests | Social services news | Scoop.it
Recruiters routinely flout government guidelines and allow agency social workers to start jobs without verifying identities, social workers tell Community Care...
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National Care Leavers’ Week celebrations

National Care Leavers’ Week celebrations | Social services news | Scoop.it
Ayrshire College celebrated National Care Leavers’ Week with special celebration events across our campuses in Ayr, Kilwinning and Kilmarnock.
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Specialist Dementia Units Network Regional Event - Edinburgh

Specialist Dementia Units Network Regional Event - Edinburgh This event is for SDU staff to showcase their work and network with colleagues. It is part of the SDU Network being developed in partnership by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland, Care Inspectorate, NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Care. The event will be a chance to: •       Celebrate and learn about the improvements being made by staff working in SDUs across Scotland •       Hear about the work that’s being planned and delivered nationally to support improvements in care •       Network with like-minded colleagues in your region.   Who should attend Staff and leaders in NHS Borders, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside who are interested in improving the care and treatment provided by SDUs. View the event flyer Book the event A further event will be held in Glasgow in February 2019 for colleagues in other board areas. Information to follow.   Find out more about the SDU Learning and Improvement Network Visit the Managed Knowledge Network SDU pages  http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/dementia/organisations/specialist-dementia-unit-network.aspx Visit our website https://ihub.scot/focus-on-dementia/specialist-dementia-units/   View all other Upcoming Events Overview Date: 27 November 2018 Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm Location: Edinburgh Geographical Location: Lothian Stay Informed Subscribe to our e-newsletter and get all the latest advice and news. Name: Email: Comment: Select sector Marketing Permissions Healthcare Improvement Scotland - ihub will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us: Email Direct Mail Customized online advertising You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at info@ihub.scot. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms. We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Improvement Hub @ihubscot To complement the Impact Report 2017 - 18 our Director of Improvement, Ruth Glassborow has written a blog. Follow t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Today, we have published our Impact Report 2017 - 18. It describes how we are working with health and social care o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Excellent meeting hosted by Des McCart at #COSLAIS18. Covered everything from healthcare to housing and social care… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Follow Us On Twitter
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Tackling Isolation and Loneliness in the UK: Improving Well Being and Social Inclusion at all Ages | Public Policy Exchange

Tackling Isolation and Loneliness in the UK: Improving Well Being and Social Inclusion at all Ages | Public Policy Exchange | Social services news | Scoop.it
According to recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS, April 2018), throughout 2016/17, 5% of adults in England reported feeling lonely “often” or “always”.You...
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Self management and co-production – driving change towards person-centred care

Self management and co-production – driving change towards person-centred care | Social services news | Scoop.it
The ALLIANCE led Self Management and Co-production Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Self management...
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Person-centred care

Person-centred care | Social services news | Scoop.it
Person-centred care is about being more involved in your care, and having health services designed around your needs.
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