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Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

07 December 2018 England

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

The boss of a taxpayer-supported business that supplies cars to people with disabilities is to step down by May 2020 following controversy over his pay package.Motability Operations chief executive Mike Betts (pictured) was in line for a £2.2 million bonus, th...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 December 2018 England

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Government has vowed to refo...

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

05 December 2018 England

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

Care for autistic children is "not good enough", ministers have said, as they launched a review into the Government's autism strategy.Care Minister Caroline Dinenage (pictured) said that many autistic children are "falling through the cracks".The Government's ...

Youth centres close with hundreds of jobs lost due to spending cuts, Unison

03 December 2018 England

Youth centres close with hundreds of jobs lost due to spending cuts, Unison

Young people's futures are being put at risk because of cuts in youth services, including hundreds of job losses, a new report warns.Unison said almost 900 youth worker jobs have been axed since 2016 and more than £13 million has been sliced from youth service...

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

01 December 2018 England

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

A deal has been struck to help avoid disruption to vital home services to 13,000 elderly and disabled people, it has been announced.Privately-owned CRG, a leading home care, healthcare, social care and education staffing business, has acquired troubled home ca...

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Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

10 Dec 2018 England

Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve "inconsistent and under-resourced" bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.A report by stillbirth and...

Campaigners press for child benefits top-up to ‘lift thousands out of poverty’

Campaigners press for child benefits top-up to ‘lift thousands out of poverty’

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been urged to help hard-up families by increasing child benefit payments by £5 a week as part of his budget.Children’s charities, academics, trade uni...

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

09 Dec 2018 Scotland

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The Firs...

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scotti...

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

07 Dec 2018 England

The boss of a taxpayer-supported business that supplies cars to people with disabilities is to step down by May 2020 following controversy over his pay package.Motability Operations chi...

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

07 Dec 2018 England

The number of children needing treatment for addiction to tranquilisers has almost doubled, figures show.In 2016, 161 children under the age of 18 accessed public treatment services for...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously passed ...

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Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

10 Dec 2018 England

Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve "inconsistent and under-resourced" bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.A report by stillbirth and...

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

Head of disabled car supplier to step down amid £2.2M bonus row

07 Dec 2018 England

The boss of a taxpayer-supported business that supplies cars to people with disabilities is to step down by May 2020 following controversy over his pay package.Motability Operations chi...

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

07 Dec 2018 England

The number of children needing treatment for addiction to tranquilisers has almost doubled, figures show.In 2016, 161 children under the age of 18 accessed public treatment services for...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

07 Dec 2018 England

A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted...

New video campaign urges victims of domestic abuse to come forward

New video campaign urges victims of domestic abuse to come forward

07 Dec 2018 England

The "traumatic" impact of psychological abuse and controlling behaviour is being highlighted in two videos by the Metropolitan Police as part of a campaign to get more victims to seek h...

Watchdog reveals boss of taxpayer-supported Motability company in line for £2.2M bonus

Watchdog reveals boss of taxpayer-supported Motability company in line for £2.2M bonus

07 Dec 2018 England

The boss of a taxpayer-supported business that supplies cars to disabled people is in line for a £2.2 million bonus, the Government spending watchdog has revealed.An inquiry into Motabi...

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

07 Dec 2018 England

A woman has appeared in court charged with defrauding a cancer charity out of more than £90,000.Patricia Robertshaw, 42, is accused of pretending to have certain qualifications while wo...

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

07 Dec 2018 England

A prison officer at a young offenders' institution who was caught having secret "trysts" in a cleaning cupboard with a 20-year-old inmate has been spared jail.Stacey Sutherland, 27, sai...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

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Campaigners press for child benefits top-up to ‘lift thousands out of poverty’

Campaigners press for child benefits top-up to ‘lift thousands out of poverty’

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been urged to help hard-up families by increasing child benefit payments by £5 a week as part of his budget.Children’s charities, academics, trad...

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

09 Dec 2018 Scotland

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The...

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the S...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously pa...

Property developers donate flats to homeless as part of charity collaboration

Property developers donate flats to homeless as part of charity collaboration

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

Two property entrepreneurs have offered to donate some of their flats to homeless people in a collaboration with the charity Social Bite.Graeme and Leanne Carling are offering unit...

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

Urgent action is needed to tackle the worsening performance and financial problems at NHS Tayside, according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog.Auditor general for Scotland Car...

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

Proposed new legislation to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff in law is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood later.The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bi...

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

A project to recruit more nursery staff from ethnic minorities has been launched by the Scottish Government.The £140,000 scheme aims to increase the diversity of the early learning...

SNP blame 'toxic' Tory Government for stirring up anti-immigrant feeling

SNP blame 'toxic' Tory Government for stirring up anti-immigrant feeling

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

The "toxic" Tory Government has been blamed by the SNP for stirring up anti-immigrant feeling in working-class people through a lack of public investment.The party's justice and ho...

Former children’s home resident told ex-employee he was raped as a teenager

Former children’s home resident told ex-employee he was raped as a teenager

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former resident of a children’s home confided to an ex-employee he had been raped and sexually abused as a teenager, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SC...

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was ...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter ...

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Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Ex-Secretary for Health and Social Services set to named First Minister of Wales

Ex-Secretary for Health and Social Services set to named First Minister of Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Mark Drakeford has been named as the new leader of Welsh Labour and is set to become the next first minister of Wales.Wales's Finance Secretary, 64, beat contenders Vaughan Gething and ...

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

04 Dec 2018 Wales

A woman who three years ago left her home in Wales when four months pregnant and travelled to Ireland after social workers raised safety concerns has had her son taken from her care.Sta...

£114 million announced to support health professional education and training in Wales

£114 million announced to support health professional education and training in Wales

30 Nov 2018 Wales

£114m will be invested in 2019/20 to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.This is £...

First Minister tells inquest Carl Sargeant 'panicked but not distraught'

First Minister tells inquest Carl Sargeant 'panicked but not distraught'

28 Nov 2018 Wales

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones told an inquest that cabinet minister Carl Sargeant did not give him an "outright denial" as he sacked him after "bombshell" sexual misconduct allegati...

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

28 Nov 2018 Wales

    This year, for the first time, care home staff who regularly come into contact with residents are eligible for a free flu vaccination. The annual flu immunisati...

Welsh First Minister 'furious' at Carl Sargeant going public over sexual misconduct sacking

Welsh First Minister 'furious' at Carl Sargeant going public over sexual misconduct sacking

27 Nov 2018 Wales

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones was "f****** furious" when a Labour colleague went public about being sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct days before he apparently took his o...

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

27 Nov 2018 Wales

A Denbighshire nurse is putting his best feet forward in a bid to provide better support for the mental health patients in his care. Joe Lewis, who is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Ab...

Inquest to take place into river death of two-year-old Kiara Moore

Inquest to take place into river death of two-year-old Kiara Moore

27 Nov 2018 Wales

An inquest will take place into the death of a two-year-old girl who was in a car that plunged into a Welsh river.Kiara Moore died after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River ...

First Minister 'fuelled despair' of Carl Sargeant in TV interviews, inquest told

First Minister 'fuelled despair' of Carl Sargeant in TV interviews, inquest told

27 Nov 2018 Wales

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones "fuelled the despair" of a Labour party colleague accused of sexual misconduct when he gave television interviews the day before his death, his inqu...

Inquest to open over death of Welsh Assembly member accused of sexual misconduct

Inquest to open over death of Welsh Assembly member accused of sexual misconduct

26 Nov 2018 Wales

An inquest into the death of a Welsh politician accused of sexual misconduct is due to begin on Monday.Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant (pictured), 49, was found hanged by his wife B...

Flintshire care home manager removed from Register for theft and fraud conviction

Flintshire care home manager removed from Register for theft and fraud conviction

20 Nov 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Flintshire is to be removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after Social Care Wales found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his cr...

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Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Two thirds of conflict ex-prisoners still unemployed in Northern Ireland

Two thirds of conflict ex-prisoners still unemployed in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

Two thirds of ex-prisoners with conflict-related convictions are still unemployed 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement, an academic said.Their family members have also been black-li...

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

05 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year...

Man convicted for naming woman at centre of rugby rape case on social media

Man convicted for naming woman at centre of rugby rape case on social media

28 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The conviction of a man who used social media to name the woman at the centre of the Ulster rugby rape trial should act as a deterrent for future cases, police have said.Sean McFarland ...

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Officers at Maghaberry Prison are making renewed efforts to identify the most vulnerable prisoners, the criminal justice inspector said.The high-security jail has a significant proporti...

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

A prison once branded dangerous and Dickensian has made immensely encouraging progress, a report said.Maghaberry high-security jail in Co Antrim holds life prisoners convicted of the mo...

Guidance to support employers response to domestic and sexual abuse launched in Belfast

Guidance to support employers response to domestic and sexual abuse launched in Belfast

22 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The Department of Health and Department of Justice in Northern Ireland have published new Guidance on how employers can increase awareness and respond more effectively to domestic and s...

Retired judge warns public could be excluded from serious sex trials

Retired judge warns public could be excluded from serious sex trials

20 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The public should be excluded from serious sex trials as part of a radical overhaul in Northern Ireland, a retired senior judge proposed.Sir John Gillen is leading an independent review...

Proposed compensation for institutional abuse survivors slammed as 'dirisory'

Proposed compensation for institutional abuse survivors slammed as 'dirisory'

19 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Survivors of abuse at children's homes across Northern Ireland have criticised government proposals on compensation as "derisory".Draft legislation to establish a compensation scheme fo...

Belfast crowds show solidarity in protest against rape trials in Republic

Belfast crowds show solidarity in protest against rape trials in Republic

15 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Thongs and placards were held aloft in Belfast on Thursday in solidarity with protests in the Irish Republic earlier this week over how rape trials are conducted.A recent case in Co Cor...

Northern Ireland Secretary urges Conservative colleagues to get behind PM

Northern Ireland Secretary urges Conservative colleagues to get behind PM

15 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Secretary has urged Conservative party colleagues to back the Prime Minister, insisting "there is no better person" for the job.Karen Bradley, a long-time ally of T...

Health department under attack over calls to save community phramacies

Health department under attack over calls to save community phramacies

12 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

  The head of Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland has criticised the Department of Health for ignoring repeated calls to save the service.Community pharmacists say they have been warne...


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Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously passed ...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was taken...

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

05 Dec 2018 England

The risk of dying in hospital increases when nurses are replaced with nursing assistants, according to a new study.The research authors from the University of Southampton suggest that p...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%)...

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

03 Dec 2018 England

Three missing people have been reunited with their families in time for Christmas after their faces were displayed on posters on the backpacks of Deliveroo riders.Five hundred of the fo...

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

CRG says it's 'business as usual' as it strikes deal to aquire Allied Healthcare

01 Dec 2018 England

A deal has been struck to help avoid disruption to vital home services to 13,000 elderly and disabled people, it has been announced.Privately-owned CRG, a leading home care, healthcare,...

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

30 Nov 2018 England

Thousands of vulnerable young people will be homeless or at risk of homelessness in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has said.Centrepoint said 18,000 young people aged 16-25...

Minister pledges to limit use of temporary accommodation for vulnerable people

Minister pledges to limit use of temporary accommodation for vulnerable people

30 Nov 2018 Scotland

Scotland’s Housing Minister has pledged to bring forward legislation to restrict the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation for homeless people.Kevin Stewart said the government woul...

Contactless 'giving' points launched to help 8,000 sleeping rough on London's streets

Contactless 'giving' points launched to help 8,000 sleeping rough on London's streets

28 Nov 2018 England

Members of the public will be able to use their contactless payment cards to donate £3 to help tackle the "shameful" fact that almost 8,000 people are sleeping rough on London's streets...

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

Frontline social care workers across Wales urged to get free flu vaccination

28 Nov 2018 Wales

    This year, for the first time, care home staff who regularly come into contact with residents are eligible for a free flu vaccination. The annual flu immunisati...

Ambitious plan aims to position Scotland as world-leader in ending homelessness

Ambitious plan aims to position Scotland as world-leader in ending homelessness

28 Nov 2018 Scotland

Scotland could become a “world-leader in ending homelessness” under a new plan to end rough sleeping, charities have said.The Scottish Government said it will shift towards getting home...

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

27 Nov 2018 England

The Government has suffered a further defeat at the hands of peers demanding strengthened safeguards for vulnerable people detained in care homes or hospitals.The House of Lords backed ...

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

27 Nov 2018 England

Police have been left to pick up the pieces amid a national crisis in mental health care, a watchdog report has warned.Stretched forces are responding to tens of thousands of cases that...

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Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

Number of children needing treatment for tranquiliser addiction almost doubles

07 Dec 2018 England

The number of children needing treatment for addiction to tranquilisers has almost doubled, figures show.In 2016, 161 children under the age of 18 accessed public treatment services for...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

07 Dec 2018 England

A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted...

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

Diversity project aims to recruit more minorities to work in Scottish nurseries

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

A project to recruit more nursery staff from ethnic minorities has been launched by the Scottish Government.The £140,000 scheme aims to increase the diversity of the early learning and ...

Shelter estimates more than 130,000 children will be homeless this Christmas

Shelter estimates more than 130,000 children will be homeless this Christmas

05 Dec 2018 England

The UK's housing crisis will be "felt across a generation" as the latest figures reveal the scale of children living in homelessness, a charity has warned.Shelter urged the public to su...

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

Care for autistic children 'not good enough' as Government launch review into strategy

05 Dec 2018 England

Care for autistic children is "not good enough", ministers have said, as they launched a review into the Government's autism strategy.Care Minister Caroline Dinenage (pictured) said tha...

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases ...

Over-stretched health visitors fear possible tragedies involving children

Over-stretched health visitors fear possible tragedies involving children

04 Dec 2018 England

Two fifths of health visitors fear that they are "so stretched" that avoidable tragedies involving children could occur, a new poll suggests.A new poll of 1,200 health visitors in Engla...

Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

04 Dec 2018 Webwatch

A new app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help deaf children and their parents learn to read together has launched in the UK.Chinese technology giant Huawei has created the St...

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

04 Dec 2018 Wales

A woman who three years ago left her home in Wales when four months pregnant and travelled to Ireland after social workers raised safety concerns has had her son taken from her care.Sta...

Poppi Worthington inquest coroner 'overstepped the mark', father's lawyers claim

Poppi Worthington inquest coroner 'overstepped the mark', father's lawyers claim

04 Dec 2018 England

Lawyers for the father of toddler Poppi Worthington, who was sexually abused shortly before she died, have claimed a coroner "overstepped the mark" at the inquest when he recorded the r...

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

Deliveroo roll-out appeal after successful trail reunites three missing people with families

03 Dec 2018 England

Three missing people have been reunited with their families in time for Christmas after their faces were displayed on posters on the backpacks of Deliveroo riders.Five hundred of the fo...

Campaigner raises concerns over council social services' bid to have man jailed

Campaigner raises concerns over council social services' bid to have man jailed

03 Dec 2018 England

A campaigner has raised concerns after open justice rules were broken when council social services bosses tried to have a man jailed for contempt of court.Former Liberal Democrat MP Joh...

Social services to pay for deep clean so toddler can remain at home

Social services to pay for deep clean so toddler can remain at home

03 Dec 2018 England

Council bosses are to pay for a deep clean of a couple's home after concerns were raised about the conditions a toddler was living in.The child lives with relatives, and social workers ...

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

Charity launch 'Bleak Friday' to highlight plight of youth homelessness this Christmas

30 Nov 2018 England

Thousands of vulnerable young people will be homeless or at risk of homelessness in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has said.Centrepoint said 18,000 young people aged 16-25...

Children's home worker found guilty of 19 indecent assaults against boys

Children's home worker found guilty of 19 indecent assaults against boys

30 Nov 2018 England

A children's home worker has been found guilty of 19 sexual offences against boys.Bruce McLean (pictured) was convicted by majority verdicts at Chester Crown Court on 19 counts of indec...

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Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

Activity programme to support elderly experiencing care hailed for improving quality of life

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scotti...

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

Conferences announced for practitioners supporting victims of elderly abuse in Wales

07 Dec 2018 Wales

Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise...

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

Thieves steal £2,000 Christmas funds from day care centre in East Lothian

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was taken...

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

05 Dec 2018 England

A coroner has ruled that an 88-year-old woman who died after a five-hour wait in an ambulance and two hours on a hospital trolley did not suffer from neglect and died of natural causes....

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

05 Dec 2018 England

A patient in their last year of life is admitted to hospital as an emergency case every 20 seconds, a charity has said.New analysis from the terminal illness charity Marie Curie suggest...

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

05 Dec 2018 England

The risk of dying in hospital increases when nurses are replaced with nursing assistants, according to a new study.The research authors from the University of Southampton suggest that p...

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

Government defeated over liberty safeguards for vulnerable detained in care system

27 Nov 2018 England

The Government has suffered a further defeat at the hands of peers demanding strengthened safeguards for vulnerable people detained in care homes or hospitals.The House of Lords backed ...

Think tank warns of 350,000 shortage of social care workers by 2028

Think tank warns of 350,000 shortage of social care workers by 2028

26 Nov 2018 England

Low pay and poor working conditions have led to a "crisis" in the care sector, with employers struggling to recruit and retain the staff needed to meet rapidly rising demand, a new repo...

Man who admitted killing wife with dementia in 'act of mercy' walks free from court

Man who admitted killing wife with dementia in 'act of mercy' walks free from court

23 Nov 2018 England

An 84-year-old man who killed his dementia-suffering wife with an iron pole in an "act of mercy" has walked free from court.Lawrence Franks was unable to cope with the worsening conditi...

NHS issues reassurance over flu jabs and calls on elderly to get vaccinated

NHS issues reassurance over flu jabs and calls on elderly to get vaccinated

20 Nov 2018 England

Health officials have called on the elderly to get their flu jab as it sought to stem fears over a shortage of the vaccine.Last week concerns were raised that over 65s could be turned a...

Doctors face urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised for 22 years

Doctors face urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised for 22 years

19 Nov 2018 England

Urgent checks are being made on up to 3,000 foreign doctors after it was revealed a fake psychiatrist was allowed to practice for 22 years with no qualification.Zholia Alemi claimed she...

Major care home provider seeking to 'transfer or sell' its contracts

Major care home provider seeking to 'transfer or sell' its contracts

17 Nov 2018 England

One of the biggest home care providers in England is looking to transfer or sell its contracts after concerns were raised over its financial viability.Allied Healthcare said on Friday t...

Guidance aims to protect care home residents from 'unfair practices and secretive fees'

Guidance aims to protect care home residents from 'unfair practices and secretive fees'

16 Nov 2018 England

Vulnerable people living in care homes and their families will be better protected from unfair care home practices and secretive fees under new guidance published today.  The guide, pu...

Call for funding increase amid 'real threat to sustainability' of care home sector

Call for funding increase amid 'real threat to sustainability' of care home sector

16 Nov 2018 Scotland

Care home operators are to issue a stern warning over what they describe as under-resourcing in the sector as they meet for a conference.Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Ca...

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

15 Nov 2018 Education & Training

CPL Production’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, the charming Channel 4 TV series pairing old and young which involves Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, has won Best Constructed Docu...

Police release CCTV images after £10,000 stolen from 91-year-old dementia patient

Police release CCTV images after £10,000 stolen from 91-year-old dementia patient

14 Nov 2018 England

Police have released CCTV photographs of a woman they want to speak to after £10,000 was stolen from a 91-year-old patient with dementia as she lay in her hospital bed.Mary Banks died w...

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

12 Nov 2018 Education & Training

Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. ...

Five-minute neck scan could become part of future dementia screening

Five-minute neck scan could become part of future dementia screening

12 Nov 2018 England

A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested.If confirmed in larger studies, the scan - whi...

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Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

Baby loss charities urge NHS to improve 'inconsistent' bereavement care

10 Dec 2018 England

Baby loss charities are urging the NHS to improve "inconsistent and under-resourced" bereavement care for parents whose babies die shortly after they are born.A report by stillbirth and...

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

Scottish Government blocked from paying settled status fees to EU citizens

09 Dec 2018 Scotland

The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland’s public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The Firs...

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

New healthcare law to ensure safe staffing levels passes first hurdle

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.Holyrood unanimously passed ...

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

Urgent action call as struggling NHS Tayside fails to hit 13 out of 20 national targets

07 Dec 2018 Scotland

Urgent action is needed to tackle the worsening performance and financial problems at NHS Tayside, according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog.Auditor general for Scotland Caroline...

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

New law to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff faces first Holyrood vote

06 Dec 2018 Scotland

Proposed new legislation to enshrine safe levels of health and care staff in law is expected to pass its first hurdle at Holyrood later.The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill wa...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

06 Dec 2018 Education & Training

MPs have called for a shake-up of the nursing degree apprenticeships initiative after a low take-up.The Commons Education Committee said a more flexible system was needed to boost numbe...

Inspectors reveal culture of 'tribalism' between surgeons at under-fire hospital

Inspectors reveal culture of 'tribalism' between surgeons at under-fire hospital

06 Dec 2018 England

"Hostility" between surgeons at a beleaguered hospital trust led to them needing to take part in mediation to try and resolve their issues, a new report states.Health inspectors have or...

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

Coroner rules pensioner's death after five-hour wait in ambulance 'not neglect'

05 Dec 2018 England

A coroner has ruled that an 88-year-old woman who died after a five-hour wait in an ambulance and two hours on a hospital trolley did not suffer from neglect and died of natural causes....

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

Call for high quality community care amid warning terminally ill 'stuck on hospital wards'

05 Dec 2018 England

A patient in their last year of life is admitted to hospital as an emergency case every 20 seconds, a charity has said.New analysis from the terminal illness charity Marie Curie suggest...

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

Chances of dying in hospital increases when nurses replaced with nursing assistants, new study

05 Dec 2018 England

The risk of dying in hospital increases when nurses are replaced with nursing assistants, according to a new study.The research authors from the University of Southampton suggest that p...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%)...

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases ...

Over-stretched health visitors fear possible tragedies involving children

Over-stretched health visitors fear possible tragedies involving children

04 Dec 2018 England

Two fifths of health visitors fear that they are "so stretched" that avoidable tragedies involving children could occur, a new poll suggests.A new poll of 1,200 health visitors in Engla...

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

04 Dec 2018 England

The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared d...

NHS England staff who are working over Christmas to receive free transport from Uber

NHS England staff who are working over Christmas to receive free transport from Uber

04 Dec 2018 England

Uber has announced that it will provide NHS staff in England who are working over the Christmas period with free transport this festive season.The ride sharing firm is offering two jour...

'Gravely concerning' poll suggests third of GPs will leave their role in five years

'Gravely concerning' poll suggests third of GPs will leave their role in five years

03 Dec 2018 England

Nearly a third of GPs say they are likely to leave their roles within five years, a survey has found, as experts warn stress and huge workloads are forcing many to quit the profession.A...

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Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

10 Dec 2018 Engage

Professor Green has said the British stiff upper lip represses emotions that should be expressed for the sake of mental health, particularly in times of grief.The rapper has suffered se...

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

Family unit breakdown behind rise in mental health issues, says Dame Esther Rantzen

07 Dec 2018 England

The breakdown of traditional family units, with fewer grandparents, aunts and uncles around for children to talk to about their problems, is behind a surge in mental health issues among...

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

Helpline reports surge in calls from young people in Northern Ireland

07 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

There has been a surge of young people in Northern Ireland seeking help for dealing with anxiety, a helpline has said.The revelation comes in Childline's annual review, The Courage To T...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

Major investment needed to improve care for mental health patients - report

06 Dec 2018 England

Major new investment is needed to improve some of the most "dilapidated" estates in the NHS and provide more community care for the sickest and most vulnerable mental health patients, a...

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

Government to draw up new bill to support mental health patients in crisis

06 Dec 2018 England

The Government will draw up new legislation to transform mental health care for patients in crisis and give them more control of their treatment.Following the publication of the indepen...

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

560 people who took their own lives died within a week of leaving A&E

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%)...

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

Over 200 young Scots waiting more than year for mental health treatment, figures show

05 Dec 2018 Scotland

A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases ...

Inspectors report 'significant concerns' as NHS trust rated inadequate for third time

Inspectors report 'significant concerns' as NHS trust rated inadequate for third time

28 Nov 2018 England

A mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time, with records of patients harming themselves while waiting to be seen.Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ...

Muslim convert 'felt justified' in assaulting Broadmoor hospital staff, inquest told

Muslim convert 'felt justified' in assaulting Broadmoor hospital staff, inquest told

28 Nov 2018 England

A Muslim convert terrorist felt "justified" in assaulting hospital staff over a ban on communal prayers, an inquest jury has heard.Nicky Reilly, 30, was said to be furious after bosses ...

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

Mental health nurse’s 150km challenge to fund therapeutic activities for patients

27 Nov 2018 Wales

A Denbighshire nurse is putting his best feet forward in a bid to provide better support for the mental health patients in his care. Joe Lewis, who is based at Glan Clwyd Hospital’s Ab...

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

Police face 'intolerable burden' of tackling broken mental health system, Inspectorate warns

27 Nov 2018 England

Police have been left to pick up the pieces amid a national crisis in mental health care, a watchdog report has warned.Stretched forces are responding to tens of thousands of cases that...

Mental health trusts to probe 'red flag' deaths to prevent repeat of Connor Sparrowhawk failings

Mental health trusts to probe 'red flag' deaths to prevent repeat of Connor Sparrowhawk failings

27 Nov 2018 England

Mental health trusts are being asked to review deaths for "red flags" to improve patient treatment and prevent failings being repeated in light of the death of a teenager with learning ...

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

Maghaberry officers 'making renewed efforts to identify most vulnerable prisoners'

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

Officers at Maghaberry Prison are making renewed efforts to identify the most vulnerable prisoners, the criminal justice inspector said.The high-security jail has a significant proporti...

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

Violence and disorder reduced at high-security prison in Co Antrim

27 Nov 2018 Northern Ireland

A prison once branded dangerous and Dickensian has made immensely encouraging progress, a report said.Maghaberry high-security jail in Co Antrim holds life prisoners convicted of the mo...

Number of Scots children suffering emotional distress ‘increasing exponentially’, MSPs told

Number of Scots children suffering emotional distress ‘increasing exponentially’, MSPs told

23 Nov 2018 Scotland

The number of children suffering from emotional distress is “increasing exponentially”, the chair of specialist taskforce reviewing mental health care for youngsters has warned.Dame Den...

Children's Commissioner voices concern only 'small fraction' were able to access to CAMHS

Children's Commissioner voices concern only 'small fraction' were able to access to CAMHS

22 Nov 2018 England

Only a "small fraction" of children who need mental health support were able to access services last year, the Children's Commissioner for England has said, as she called for every scho...

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Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

Council social services apologise for 'poor standard of care' in two children's cases

09 Dec 2018 England

Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and seria...

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

Mental health tribunals need more powers to care for people outside hospitals, says judge

07 Dec 2018 England

A specialist judge involved in an independent review of mental health legislation has said tribunals need more powers to help people to be cared for outside hospitals.Anselm Eldergill, ...

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

Judge condemns social worker for 'inadequate' report and 'woeful' oral evidence

07 Dec 2018 England

A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted...

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

Woman appears in court charged with defrauding cancer charity out of £90,000

07 Dec 2018 England

A woman has appeared in court charged with defrauding a cancer charity out of more than £90,000.Patricia Robertshaw, 42, is accused of pretending to have certain qualifications while wo...

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

Ex-prison officer spared jail over relationship with inmate at young offenders' institution

07 Dec 2018 England

A prison officer at a young offenders' institution who was caught having secret "trysts" in a cleaning cupboard with a 20-year-old inmate has been spared jail.Stacey Sutherland, 27, sai...

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

Police office jailed over sexual relationship with vulnerable woman he met on duty

07 Dec 2018 England

A police officer who left a colleague waiting outside as he had sex with a vulnerable woman he had met while on duty has been jailed for two years.Both on and off duty, Met Police offic...

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

Case against man accused of sexually assaulting baby adjourned until new year

05 Dec 2018 Northern Ireland

The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year...

Pharmacist sentenced to 30 years after murdering wife for £2 million life insurance payout

Pharmacist sentenced to 30 years after murdering wife for £2 million life insurance payout

05 Dec 2018 England

A gay pharmacist who mercilessly strangled his wife so he could start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend and a £2 million life insurance payout will serve at least 30 years of a...

Man who killed and hung bodies of three children outside their home to be released from prison

Man who killed and hung bodies of three children outside their home to be released from prison

04 Dec 2018 England

A man who killed three children before hanging their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.David McGreavy (pictured) killed Pau...

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

Sister of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood haunted by false comfort killer gave family

04 Dec 2018 England

The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared d...

Identity of 'Nick' who sparked Westminster paedophile inquiry revealed in court

Identity of 'Nick' who sparked Westminster paedophile inquiry revealed in court

04 Dec 2018 England

The man known as "Nick" whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can now be identified after a judge lifted legal restriction.Carl Beech (pictured), 50, who is accused ...

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

Mother who moved to Ireland after social workers safety concerns has boy removed from her care

04 Dec 2018 Wales

A woman who three years ago left her home in Wales when four months pregnant and travelled to Ireland after social workers raised safety concerns has had her son taken from her care.Sta...

Former police inspector pleads guilty to making indecent images of children

Former police inspector pleads guilty to making indecent images of children

04 Dec 2018 England

A former police inspector has admitted making more than 140 indecent photographs of children between 2011 and August this year.Ex-West Midlands Police officer Lee Bartram (pictured) ent...

Police release CCTV image of suspect after woman raped in Whitechapel basement

Police release CCTV image of suspect after woman raped in Whitechapel basement

04 Dec 2018 England

Police have released CCTV footage and a detailed map of the route a suspected attacker took after he "overpowered" and "violently raped" a young woman in the basement of a commercial pr...

Poppi Worthington inquest coroner 'overstepped the mark', father's lawyers claim

Poppi Worthington inquest coroner 'overstepped the mark', father's lawyers claim

04 Dec 2018 England

Lawyers for the father of toddler Poppi Worthington, who was sexually abused shortly before she died, have claimed a coroner "overstepped the mark" at the inquest when he recorded the r...

Campaigner raises concerns over council social services' bid to have man jailed

Campaigner raises concerns over council social services' bid to have man jailed

03 Dec 2018 England

A campaigner has raised concerns after open justice rules were broken when council social services bosses tried to have a man jailed for contempt of court.Former Liberal Democrat MP Joh...

Social services to pay for deep clean so toddler can remain at home

Social services to pay for deep clean so toddler can remain at home

03 Dec 2018 England

Council bosses are to pay for a deep clean of a couple's home after concerns were raised about the conditions a toddler was living in.The child lives with relatives, and social workers ...

Children's home worker found guilty of 19 indecent assaults against boys

Children's home worker found guilty of 19 indecent assaults against boys

30 Nov 2018 England

A children's home worker has been found guilty of 19 sexual offences against boys.Bruce McLean (pictured) was convicted by majority verdicts at Chester Crown Court on 19 counts of indec...


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Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

10 December 2018 Engage

Engage: 'Stiff upper lip' bad for mental health, Professor Green warns

Professor Green has said the British stiff upper lip represses emotions that should be expressed for the sake of mental health, particularly in times of grief.The rapper has suffered serious personal losses from a young age and believes the wider nation's...

Engage: Mumford and Sons bassist creates exhibition to show loneliness of MS

03 December 2018 Engage

Engage: Mumford and Sons bassist creates exhibition to show loneliness of MS

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane has spoken of the loneliness of suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) after being inspired to help create an exhibition on the subject by his mother, who has the condition.Research carried out by the MS Society has foun...

Engage: New narrative required to acknowledge impact of child poverty on abuse and neglect

21 November 2018 Engage

Engage: New narrative required to acknowledge impact of child poverty on abuse and neglect

After climate change, there is nothing more serious than poverty and there is clear evidence that it leads to higher levels of child abuse and neglect, said the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Brid Featherstone, speaking to a large gathering of soc...

Engage: Book chronicling struggles of NHS workforce wins big at national awards

21 November 2018 Engage

Engage: Book chronicling struggles of NHS workforce wins big at national awards

A book which chronicles the struggles of NHS staff and the politics surrounding the health service has been honoured at the National Book Awards.Comedian and former doctor Adam Kay (pictured) earned three awards at the ceremony, hosted by Zoe Ball, for hi...

Engage: How can we fix adult social care?

12 November 2018 Engage

Engage: How can we fix adult social care?

Most of us want to live interdependently – in lives full of friendship, love, purpose and meaning. We also want some independence – to make choices about our lives, and to be able to undertake the basic activities of daily living (dressing, washing, eatin...

Engage: New social work regulator to strive for a 'more clear and transparent service'

06 November 2018 Engage

Engage: New social work regulator to strive for a 'more clear and transparent service'

Social Work now has a new champion, albeit in the unlikely guise of the new industry regulator. As part of the 2017 Children’s and Social Work Act, the Government introduced a new regulatory body in the form of Social Work England (SWE). The new body ha...

Engage: Some care given was 'so bad that it would make you cry', outgoing CQC chief

06 November 2018 Engage

Engage: Some care given was 'so bad that it would make you cry', outgoing CQC chief

England's chief care inspector has warned of "shocking" failings over people in care homes.Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care, said some care services had put patients at risk of "harm and potentiall...

Engage: Millions underestimating cost of care by an average of £12,000 a year - Which?

31 October 2018 Engage

Engage: Millions underestimating cost of care by an average of £12,000 a year - Which?

Millions of people are underestimating the cost of paying for a care home by an average of £12,000 a year, a survey suggests. Which? found that 55% of people estimated a figure for the cost of a private nursing home place in their area that fell short of...

Engage: 'Unconsiderate' sex with partner can be worse than stranger rape - Germaine Greer

18 September 2018 Engage

Engage: 'Unconsiderate' sex with partner can be worse than stranger rape - Germaine Greer

Constant "unconsiderate" sex with a partner can be worse than rape by a stranger, feminist writer Germaine Greer has suggested. While rape by a stranger is "bloody bad luck", it does not necessarily force a woman to reassess her whole life in the way tha...

Engage: I was complicit in workplace harassment of young women - Trevor Phillips

18 September 2018 Engage

Engage: I was complicit in workplace harassment of young women - Trevor Phillips

Former politician and broadcaster Trevor Phillips has said he was "complicit" in workplace harassment of young women. The former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who has worked for the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that such behaviou...

Engage: Some frontline staff wrongly believe flu jab can make them ill, nursing chief

12 September 2018 Engage

Engage: Some frontline staff wrongly believe flu jab can make them ill, nursing chief

Some NHS staff choose not to get the flu vaccine because they wrongly believe it could make them ill, England's top nurse has said. Professor Jane Cummings, chief nurse for England, said some "myths" persist around the vaccine, including among NHS worker...

Engage: Dame Kelly Homes describes 'heartbreak' at mother's death from blood cancer

04 September 2018 Engage

Engage: Dame Kelly Homes describes 'heartbreak' at mother's death from blood cancer

Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes has described the "heartbreaking" experience of losing her mother to blood cancer as she campaigns to raise awareness of the disease. The double gold medal winner spoke out as it emerged that more than half of British ad...

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Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

04 December 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Huawei launch storytelling App for deaf children and their parents

A new app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help deaf children and their parents learn to read together has launched in the ...

Webwatch: 'Epidemic' of online child abuse up 700% in five years, Security Minister warns

04 December 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: 'Epidemic' of online child abuse up 700% in five years, Security Minister warns

An "epidemic" of online child abuse must be tackled with new data laws, Security Minister Ben Wallace has told MPs.He said there had...

Webwatch: Home Secretary welcomes prototype anti-grooming tool

15 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Home Secretary welcomes prototype anti-grooming tool

Experts have devised an anti-grooming tool in a boost for Home Secretary Sajid Javid's drive to combat online child abuse.Engineers ...

Webwatch: Patient data concerns as Google absorbs Deepmind's health tech unit

14 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Patient data concerns as Google absorbs Deepmind's health tech unit

Fresh concerns about patient data have been raised after Google announced plans to bring the health division of its DeepMind artific...

Webwatch: Children's Commissioner calls for transparency on data gathered from children

08 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Children's Commissioner calls for transparency on data gathered from children

A report from the Children's Commissioner for England has called on internet firms and toy companies to be more transparent in what ...

Webwatch: Young more likely to go online for mental health support, poll suggests

02 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Young more likely to go online for mental health support, poll suggests

Young people say they are more likely to turn to online platforms for mental health support than medical professionals, family or fr...

Webwatch: Law Commission call for tougher laws to tackle online abuse

01 November 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Law Commission call for tougher laws to tackle online abuse

Tougher laws are needed to protect victims of online and social media-based abuse, a report by the Law Commission has said. The stu...

Webwatch: Concern over online availability of 'lethal combination' prescription drugs

31 October 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Concern over online availability of 'lethal combination' prescription drugs

Anyone with a credit card can buy a "lethal combination" of drugs online, health inspectors have said as they called for the public ...

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MRI scanners named among top health innovations by UK universities

06 December 2018

MRI scanners named among top health innovations by UK universities

MRI scanners, prosthetic breasts for cancer patients and improvements to hip replacements have been cited among the best innovations in health by universities in the UK.Health featured heavily on the University UK's (UUK) list of major brea...

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

06 December 2018

Low take-up leads to call for changes to nursing degree apprenticeship scheme

MPs have called for a shake-up of the nursing degree apprenticeships initiative after a low take-up.The Commons Education Committee said a more flexible system was needed to boost numbers.MPs expressed concern that just 30 people began trai...

Student nursing and midwifery places to reach record high in Scotland

27 November 2018

Student nursing and midwifery places to reach record high in Scotland

The number of student nursing and midwifery places will reach a record high in the next academic year in a bid to tackle staffing pressures in the NHS.Course spots available will rise to 4,006 in 2019/20, up more than 280 (7.6%) on the prev...

University completes largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

15 November 2018

University completes largest ever study of psychological sex differences and autistic traits

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have completed the world’s largest ever study of typical sex differences and autistic traits. They tested and confirmed two long-standing psychological theories: the Empathising-Systemising th...

Exhibition highlights experience of people with learning impairments in work

15 November 2018

Exhibition highlights experience of people with learning impairments in work

An exhibition, running from 19 to 25 November, at Jubilee Library in Brighton will highlight the experience of people with a learning impairment in the workplace. Work[able] forms part of a PhD project being carried out a...

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

15 November 2018

Award for series exploring impact of 4-years-olds on wellbeing of care home residents

CPL Production’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, the charming Channel 4 TV series pairing old and young which involves Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, has won Best Constructed Documentary Series at the 2018 Grierson Awards. Organised ...

Academics host exhibition on challenging stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people

15 November 2018

Academics host exhibition on challenging stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people

A new exhibition which challenges stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities will take place in Portsmouth this month. The exhibition is part of a British Academy funded project looking at how to challenge common stereotypes and ...

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

12 November 2018

Study finds health services must address multiple conditions in dementia care

Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. In a study led by the University of Exeter, most peo...

Universities should work with partners to ensure student mental health support

31 October 2018

Universities should work with partners to ensure student mental health support

Universities should ensure they are working effectively with partners to support the mental health and wellbeing of students. The Office for Students (OfS) has said it is treating the issue as a priority as it is important to students. On...

University launches probe into sex worker support group's freshers' fair stall

01 October 2018

University launches probe into sex worker support group's freshers' fair stall

A university is launching an investigation after a sex workers' support group ran a stall offering help for students at its freshers' fairs. The decision to allow the Sex Workers' Outreach Project Sussex (Swop) to attend the University of ...

Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work for over 50 years

13 September 2018

Queen's academic receives first US-UK Fulbright Scholarship in Social Work for over 50 years

An academic from Queen's University Belfast has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years. Dr Joe Duffy, a Senior Lecturer in Social Work from the School of Social Sciences, Ed...

Universities issue new practical guidance in bid to prevent student suicide

07 September 2018

Universities issue new practical guidance in bid to prevent student suicide

New guidance has been issued to universities dedicated to the prevention of student suicide. It was launched in Sheffield at the Universities UK (UUK) annual conference where it was also announced that new guidance is being worked on for t...

Applications for 2019 Addictions Counselling degree open this week

06 September 2018

Applications for 2019 Addictions Counselling degree open this week

Applications to study the highly regarded Foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2019 are now open. The degree is a franchised programme of the University of Bath, delivered by Action on Addiction for Addictions Tr...

University of the West of Scotland’s £110 million Lanarkshire campus opens to students

03 September 2018

University of the West of Scotland’s £110 million Lanarkshire campus opens to students

The University of the West of Scotland’s (UWS) new £110 million Lanarkshire campus has opened to students. The site has been completed in a two-year project and includes cutting-edge research facilities, an environmental chamber and virtua...

Quarter of student nurses dropping out of degrees before graduating

03 September 2018

Quarter of student nurses dropping out of degrees before graduating

One in four student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, figures show. Data obtained by nursing journal Nursing Standard and the charity the Health Foundation indicates that of 16,544 UK nursing students who began th...

Children's attitudes to supporting autistic peers improves through collaborative music

30 August 2018

Children's attitudes to supporting autistic peers improves through collaborative music

Collaborative music lessons in schools improve the attitudes of pupils towards their peers with autism, a new study in the journal Autism reports. Led by Anna Cook, PhD student at the University of Surrey, researchers found that the intera...

Global study suggests alcohol leading risk factor for death with no safe level of consumption

24 August 2018

Global study suggests alcohol leading risk factor for death with no safe level of consumption

Alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disease worldwide, and is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths in people aged 15-49 years old, according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Sheffield. The Global Bu...

Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles rolled out

24 August 2018

Therapy that helps people with dementia maintain lifestyles rolled out

A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out. The University of Exeter is leading a programme to train carers in goal-orientated cog...

Study exploring myths surrounding dementia successful in changing misconceptions

24 August 2018

Study exploring myths surrounding dementia successful in changing misconceptions

A pioneering workshop to educate university students on dementia awareness has been successful in changing misconceptions. The Dementia Detectives workshop was created by Dr Sahdia Parveen from the University of Bradford and was initially ...

University presents paper on digital storytelling in care homes at Las Vagas conference

16 August 2018

University presents paper on digital storytelling in care homes at Las Vagas conference

Professor David Frohlich, Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey presented a paper from the Time Matters project, at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. The paper entitled ‘Mo...

Interactive research event seeks to develop services for trafficked children

15 August 2018

Interactive research event seeks to develop services for trafficked children

Dr Alinka Gearon from the University of Bath has secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run a seminar showcasing her research on child trafficking services. Dr Gearon (pictured) from the Department of...

Survey finds few students feel £9,000 university fees are good value for money

15 August 2018

Survey finds few students feel £9,000 university fees are good value for money

Few students at English and Welsh universities feel that their fees of £9,000 a year are good value for money, a survey has found. Just 13% of students questioned agreed that "the standard of education and the increased wages graduates ear...

Medical school apologises after systematic manipulation of exam results to exclude women

08 August 2018

Medical school apologises after systematic manipulation of exam results to exclude women

A Tokyo medical school has apologised after an internal investigation confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores to limit the number of female students. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting ...

University of Chichester to host conference exploring death, bereavement and learning disability

13 July 2018

University of Chichester to host conference exploring death, bereavement and learning disability

The loss of a loved one is a devastating life experience for anyone but for the 1.5 million people in the UK with a learning disability it is additionally bewildering, frightening, and upsetting. It is important that the wide range o...

Education partnership in Bradford aims to develop high-quality social work training

06 July 2018

Education partnership in Bradford aims to develop high-quality social work training

A new partnership has been launched to develop social work education in Bradford. The Bradford Teaching Partnership will see a collaboration between Bradford College, Bradford Council and the University of Bradford to provide high-quality ...

Stirling academic to help World Health Organisation promote personalised elderly care

05 July 2018

Stirling academic to help World Health Organisation promote personalised elderly care

A University of Stirling academic has been called upon to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) promote personalised care for older people in the Middle East and North Africa. Professor of Global Ageing Ian Philp (pictured) was one of t...

University of Wolverhampton signs new five-year courses partnership with care provider

28 June 2018

University of Wolverhampton signs new five-year courses partnership with care provider

A partnership offering specialist courses to healthcare staff has been signed between the University of Wolverhampton and Compton Care. The courses provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge and s...

New university-developed tool to help police identify victims of coercive control

28 June 2018

New university-developed tool to help police identify victims of coercive control

Merseyside Police is piloting a new learning tool developed by University of Liverpool that should help officers provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face tr...

Minister urges university leaders ensure student mental health is top priority

28 June 2018

Minister urges university leaders ensure student mental health is top priority

Universities should take the place of parents and ensure they offer good mental health support to students to stop them becoming overwhelmed and "falling between the cracks", a minister has said. Sam Gyimah has called on universities to do...

Concerns as new data shows rising levels of suicide among university students

25 June 2018

Concerns as new data shows rising levels of suicide among university students

Concerns have been raised about suicide among university students as new figures show rates are higher than they were a decade ago. Data released for the first time by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also indicates significantly h...

Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

20 June 2018

Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in The Open University’s social work programme in Scotland.  Laura (pictured, left) was ...

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

19 June 2018

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

Marriage may help to protect people against developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to research. Single, divorced, and widowed people are at a heightened risk of developing the health problems, a study involving universities...

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 June 2018

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether music therapy sessions have beneficial effects in adults wh...

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

12 June 2018

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests. The survey also found that a high proportion - 88% - believe drug use can cause long-te...

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

07 June 2018

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of S...

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

07 June 2018

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

An educational psychologist has created stories to help children deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. The Wellbeing Stories feature ten characters representing different types of thinking – including the Worry Wart, the Sprite ...

Reports & Resources

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Consultation: Legislation to support victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse (NI)

22 November 2018 Reports & Resources

Consultation: Legislation to support victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse (NI)

The Executive Office in Northern Ireland is encouraging responses to a consultation on draft legislation intended to help the victims and survivors of...

Report: Still Waiting - Review of Children & Young People Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

27 September 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Still Waiting - Review of Children & Young People Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

A major review of children’s and young people’s mental health in Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform of services and support. With concerns...

Report: Going To University From Care - Beyond The Headlines (CELCIS)

13 September 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Going To University From Care - Beyond The Headlines (CELCIS)

CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) has published a new briefing going behind the common headlines that indicate ...

Report: Adverse childhood experiences and sources of childhood resilience

07 September 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Adverse childhood experiences and sources of childhood resilience

As the next school year begins, a new study has identified the impact that early trauma has on a child’s education and prospects for good future healt...

New To Care

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South Wales mum becomes tutor after taking course to manage chronic pain condition

19 September 2018 New To Care

South Wales mum becomes tutor after taking course to manage chronic pain condition

A mum from Neath who went on a course to learn how to cope with chronic pain is now helping others - by becoming a tutor on the very same course. Angela F...

Care experienced student follows her dream to become a social worker

24 August 2018 New To Care

Care experienced student follows her dream to become a social worker

Inspirational Cheryl Thompson credits her time as a student at the University of Chester with changing her life – and now she plans to use her new-found co...

New BBC series will explore whether volunteers can take burden off NHS staff

30 July 2018 New To Care

New BBC series will explore whether volunteers can take burden off NHS staff

A new BBC Two show will follow young people volunteering in a hospital to find out if they can make a real change in the NHS. The four-part series - which...

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

22 May 2018 New To Care

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

A Welsh Government-funded project that gives people out of work the experience they need to start a career in the childcare sector has been praised by Chil...

Career Advice

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Cancer charity raises concerns over work pressures for patients

20 November 2018 Career Advice

Cancer charity raises concerns over work pressures for patients

A fifth of cancer patients are facing discrimination when they return to work after treatment, a poll suggests.Macmillan Cancer Support said that many...

Revealed: Top signs you might be for the chop and how to get back on track

12 November 2018 Career Advice

Revealed: Top signs you might be for the chop and how to get back on track

While being sacked is a real fear for many, over one in 10 (11.1%) care professionals admit that they’ve been fired from a previous role, with almost ...

Two thirds of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough

18 September 2018 Career Advice

Two thirds of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t work hard enough

According to the latest research from leading job board, CV-Library, almost two thirds (63.9%) of care professionals believe their colleagues don’t wo...

Care professionals reveal job satisfaction far more important than salary

30 August 2018 Career Advice

Care professionals reveal job satisfaction far more important than salary

Over three times as many care professionals believe that enjoying their jobs (87.9%) is a better measure of career success, than having a high salary ...