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The Named Social Worker Update | BASW News

The Named Social Worker Update | BASW News | Social services news | Scoop.it
The British Association of Social Workers is the independent and member-led professional association of social workers in the United Kingdom.
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Countries where smacking children is banned 'are safer to grow up in' | Society | The Guardian

Countries where smacking children is banned 'are safer to grow up in' | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Research reveals that fighting between youths – particularly females – is less common where corporal punishment has been outlawed...
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Write to Recovery

Write to Recovery | Social services news | Scoop.it
Write to Recovery is designed to help people improve their mental wellbeing by sharing their stories and experiences.
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Young adults leaving care in need of caring and emotionally significant relationships

Young adults leaving care in need of caring and emotionally significant relationships | Social services news | Scoop.it
In a study, young adults emphasised the importance of stability for their personal wellbeing when embarking on an independent life after foster care. In practice, this meant the continuity of socially and emotionally significant relationships, engendering a feeling of belonging, connecting the...
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Inverclyde Council | National Award for Compassionate Inverclyde

National Award for Compassionate Inverclyde Tuesday 16 October 2018 An Inverclyde project changing attitudes and behaviour around death, dying and loneliness has won a national award for outstanding quality of service. Compassionate Inverclyde - the first compassionate community in Scotland – has been recognised at the COSLA Excellence Awards 2018. The project is a partnership between Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Ardgowan Hospice and has brought together hundreds of volunteers supporting and caring for one another at times of crisis and loss. Inverclyde Council’s Health & Social Care Convener Councillor and Chair of Compassionate Inverclyde Robert Moran said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved with Compassionate Inverclyde for this thoroughly deserved award. “Their work is changing lives on a daily basis and delivering opportunities for people to help each other.  “This award is clear recognition of those efforts and send out the message that we all have something to give and can play a part in supporting those affected by death and bereavement.” Community engagement and development has been carried out across all age groups and organisations within Inverclyde involving schools, churches, workplaces, community centres, hospital, local hospice, youth groups and voluntary organisations. Inverclyde Royal Hospital has become the first hospital in Scotland to have the No One Dies Alone (NODA) programme. Local people were concerned about many people living and dying on their own. Volunteers provide support to those in their final hours who do not have family or friends available to be with them. Another idea developed from speaking to people in the community has been Back Home Boxes containing basic essentials for people living alone leaving hospital. The 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards honoured eight Scottish Councils and their partners. Describing this year’s entries as inspiring, COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: “These winners sum up what Scottish Local Government is all about- innovative and joined up services, delivered by passionate staff, that are changing lives every day. “We have witnessed some incredible projects, and their results are already being felt across the country.   “Above all, I’ve been struck by the sheer determination to work with communities to meet their needs and to set new standards of excellence, whatever the challenges.  “The COSLA Excellence Awards are helping to build on real life success stories like these and share their learning.   Where these projects are leading, others will follow, and all those who took part should be very proud indeed.”   Now in their 19th year, the COSLA Excellence Awards are the most established and largest of their kind Full details of all the award winners can be found via the link on this page. The overall winners were announced following a three-stage judging process which narrowed down over 240 submissions. The Awards Ceremony is part of the 2018 COSLA and Improvement Service Conference.   Entitled ‘Our Agenda’ it explores why in today’s uncertain world Local Government’s distinct agenda is so important. Photograph: (LtoR) Sally Loudon, Chief Executive Officer, COSLA; Jill McInnes, Ardgowan Hospice; Gillian Robb, Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP); Gillian Maxwell, Amazon; Karen Haldane, Your Voice, Louise Long, Corporate Director Inverclyde HSCP; Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde Council; Jackie Bird   Page last updated: 16 October 2018
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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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Prisoners age more quickly than general population, inspectors say | Society | The Guardian

Prisoners age more quickly than general population, inspectors say | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Inspectors also say prisons in England and Wales are ill-equipped to deal with growing population of older inmates...
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Palliative Care | Association of Palliative Care Social Workers

Palliative Care | Association of Palliative Care Social Workers | Social services news | Scoop.it
A WARM WELCOME Welcome to the home of the Association of Palliative Care Social Workers.   Thank you to all our Members, Associates and Friends who attended the recent conference at York University. We had 62 attendees over two days and have received very good feedback from all the sessions. The presentations are available to review on our Resources page CLICK HERE   Our Vision Through the work of the Association and its members, the role of palliative care social work will be highly valued by people with life limiting illnesses READ MORE Our Mission To raise the profile of palliative care social work; to support and advise all palliative care social workers wherever they work; to inspire excellence by sharing best practice. READ MORE Our History The Association of Palliative Care Social Workers, originally the Association of Hospice Social Workers, was proposed by a small group of practitioners in 1986 and established in 1987. READ MORE Constitution APCSW CONSTITUTION Approved and adopted 11 September 2014 READ MORE NEWS & EVENTS Read all the articles and press releases for up to date news Dying To Care – a report into social care at the end of life Becky Chaddock, Vice Chair, has been busy helping to produce a national document for Scotland with Marie Curie, MND and Hospice UK which aims to highlight the challenges of social care access at end of life. The document has received lots of great coverage across the key Scottish media including this one in The Evening Times. … Continue reading Dying To Care – a report into social care at the end of life → Lifetime Achievement Award: Suzy Croft, St John’s Hospice Community Care Awards It is amazing how someone who was once just a stranger can suddenly mean the world to us,” say one couple of their nine-year relationship with Suzy as service users. Suzy, who retired in March 2016, spent three times that long as a practising social worker. The last 23 years were spent in one place … Continue reading Lifetime Achievement Award: Suzy Croft, St John’s Hospice Community Care Awards → Introduction to Research for Pallliative Care Social Workers On  Friday 11th November the Introduction to Research for Palliative Care Social Workers day was held in conjunction with KCH at the Cicely Saunders Institute and as the result of an initiative from Emily Madsen at Rowcroft Hospice and Steve Marshall at KCH. The feedback from the day was excellent and we have now attached the presentations, in … Continue reading Introduction to Research for Pallliative Care Social Workers → Dying Matters: Talk about it, palliative care expert says Families and even health care workers need to get used to talking about death more to make it easier, a palliative care specialist has said. Hospice consultant nurse Dinah Hickish said demystifying fears could help make dying feel like a “normal process”. Ms Hickish, based St Kentigern Hospice, St Asaph, Denbighshire, spoke out to mark … Continue reading Dying Matters: Talk about it, palliative care expert says → Research highlights need to improve end of life care in the community A national survey of GPs has identified a number of barriers to good end of life care in the community, while a local study has implications for the design of out-of-hours services. http://www.ehospice.com/uk/articleview/tabid/10697/articleid/19923/language/en-gb/research-highlights-need-to-improve-end-of-life-care-in-the-community.aspx?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email#.V35r4Ld_E1E.mailto NICE guideline on Supportive and palliative care in adults The title of the new guideline will be changed to “End of life care: Delivery of adult services for people in the last year of life” and the final scope is now available. The equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline has also now been published along with all of the stakeholder comments that were … Continue reading NICE guideline on Supportive and palliative care in adults → ‘I’ve planned my entire funeral and so should you’ by Radhika Sanghani An interesting article written by Radhika Sanghani and recently posted on the BBC website about funeral planning and why it’s never too early to start… Click here   The working life of two social workers Susan O’Malley and Sharon Owen are social workers at Bolton Hospice. Broadly speaking they provide care and support to local people with life-limiting illnesses, but here they explain the many links and services they provide for patients get the best possible care. Read more here   Confident social work practice with people living with dementia In May, the Department of Health launched new resources to mark Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May 2017). The resources aim to support confident social work practice with dementia. Commissioned by the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo and developed by Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA). They build on previous Department of Health resources, broadening … Continue reading Confident social work practice with people living with dementia → APCSW1 @APCSW1 Hi anyone from APCSW on Twitter who can help Sarah with a conversation about a week in the life of... Sarah is bas… https://t.co/m5myYm1CBT 12h ago 2 RETWEETS 2 FAVORITES APCSW1 @APCSW1 @sajajohnson @SocietyGuardian Great. See you are London based. I am in York but will email my London colleagues for… https://t.co/vXKtZrbjX5 12h ago APCSW1 @APCSW1 @wendsashton67 @ProjectLinusUK How lovely are they made with fabric and quilted? 13h ago THE ROLE OF A PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER Social work is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team within palliative care, offering a holistic service to patients and families. Unlike many fields of work, specialist palliative care social work is potentially... READ MORE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ASSOCIATION The Association is here to represent all palliative care social workers, whichever setting they work in. In order to guide and set the direction of Association we operate a National Committee structure - supported by regional representatives. READ MORE
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SSSC Council meeting (SSSC event) - Scottish Social Services Council

SSSC Council meeting (SSSC event) - Scottish Social Services Council | Social services news | Scoop.it
We are responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training.
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Health and Social Care Integration: where next for community led care?

Health and Social Care Integration: where next for community led care? | Social services news | Scoop.it
The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
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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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