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Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

21 December 2018 England

Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should also be ordered to provide "messages of continuity and reassurance" to patien...

Scale of homeless deaths branded 'national tragedy' as new figures show 24% rise

21 December 2018 England

Scale of homeless deaths branded 'national tragedy' as new figures show 24% rise

The scale of homeless deaths has been branded a "national tragedy" after official estimates showed a rise of almost a quarter over five years.Some 597 people sleeping rough or in emergency accommodation were estimated to have died last year in England and Wale...

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

20 December 2018 England

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

Achieving parity of access to treatments for mental health patients compared with that for people with physical conditions will be the work of a generation, the Health Secretary has warned.Matt Hancock said he understood the urgent need to make improvements bu...

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

19 December 2018 England

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

Reforms to make it simpler for care homes and hospitals to hold vulnerable people who cannot consent to treatment or care have cleared their first Commons hurdle - despite cross-party opposition and concern.Ministers were warned that the measures in the Mental...

Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations

18 December 2018 England

Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations

New centres aimed at taking rough sleepers off the streets will be set up at 11 locations across England.The £4.8 million Government project will see "rough sleeping hubs" up and running by spring 2019.Meanwhile, Labour said it would create a £100 million sche...

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Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should al...

Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

21 Dec 2018 England

A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, b...

Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young ...

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for s...

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

21 Dec 2018 England

A hospital trust has apologised after a two-year-old boy was left infertile after surgeons operated on the wrong testicle.The boy was admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children ear...

Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

21 Dec 2018 England

Activities for poorer children during the school holidays are to receive a multimillion-pound funding boost.Thousands more disadvantaged children are set to benefit under the £9 million...

Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

21 Dec 2018 Scotland

Childline volunteers will be working around the clock to ensure struggling young people have someone to talk to over the festive season.Volunteers expect to deliver hundreds of counsell...

Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

21 Dec 2018 England

Radio host Iain Lee has been credited with helping save a man's life after keeping a suicidal caller on the line for 30 minutes until an ambulance arrived.The man, whose name was only g...

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

21 Dec 2018 England

The health service has earmarked £300,000 to fund so-called "drunk tanks" in a bid to ease the pressure on hospitals and emergency services over the festive period.The supervised areas ...

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

21 Dec 2018 England

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has lifted the barrier for 260 child refugees to come to the UK.Ms Nokes made the announcement that she was removing the cut-off date criterion from ...

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

21 Dec 2018 England

Universal Credit could have potentially "disastrous" consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.The Commons Work and Pensions Committee called on the Govern...

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government has admitted that more than 4,500 disabled people were wrongly stripped of benefits despite having "good reasons" for missing assessments.Work and pensions minister Sarah...

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Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should al...

Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

21 Dec 2018 England

A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, b...

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

21 Dec 2018 England

A hospital trust has apologised after a two-year-old boy was left infertile after surgeons operated on the wrong testicle.The boy was admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children ear...

Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

21 Dec 2018 England

Activities for poorer children during the school holidays are to receive a multimillion-pound funding boost.Thousands more disadvantaged children are set to benefit under the £9 million...

Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

21 Dec 2018 England

Radio host Iain Lee has been credited with helping save a man's life after keeping a suicidal caller on the line for 30 minutes until an ambulance arrived.The man, whose name was only g...

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

21 Dec 2018 England

The health service has earmarked £300,000 to fund so-called "drunk tanks" in a bid to ease the pressure on hospitals and emergency services over the festive period.The supervised areas ...

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

21 Dec 2018 England

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has lifted the barrier for 260 child refugees to come to the UK.Ms Nokes made the announcement that she was removing the cut-off date criterion from ...

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

21 Dec 2018 England

Universal Credit could have potentially "disastrous" consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.The Commons Work and Pensions Committee called on the Govern...

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government has admitted that more than 4,500 disabled people were wrongly stripped of benefits despite having "good reasons" for missing assessments.Work and pensions minister Sarah...

FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls

FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls

21 Dec 2018 England

British girls who may be at risk of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation over the Christmas "cutting season" have been urged to ask an adult they trust for help.Campa...

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

21 Dec 2018 England

A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth def...

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

21 Dec 2018 England

A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Gran...

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Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

21 Dec 2018 Scotland

Childline volunteers will be working around the clock to ensure struggling young people have someone to talk to over the festive season.Volunteers expect to deliver hundreds of cou...

NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards

NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards

21 Dec 2018 Scotland

Over a third of health boards in Scotland need intervention after dropping below expected standards, MSPs have been told.In a letter to the health committee at Holyrood, NHS Scotla...

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

20 Dec 2018 Scotland

Scotland will recruit an extra 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people with a £4 million investment.Psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals...

Sturgeon brands UK Government's immigration proposals 'an act of vandalism'

Sturgeon brands UK Government's immigration proposals 'an act of vandalism'

19 Dec 2018 Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has branded the UK Government's immigration proposals "an act of vandalism" as she called for a visa allowing Europeans to work in Scotland even if they earn less t...

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publis...

Cosla issue 'substantial job loss' warning over Scottish Government budget settlement

Cosla issue 'substantial job loss' warning over Scottish Government budget settlement

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

Scottish councils’ allocations in the draft budget put at risk the delivery of essential services next year, according to local government body Cosla.Total funding for both the rev...

Care Inspectorate announce appointment of Peter Macleod as new Chief Executive

Care Inspectorate announce appointment of Peter Macleod as new Chief Executive

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Care Inspectorate have announced the appointment of Peter Macleod as their new Chief Executive.Mr Macleod is currently Director of Children’s Services and Chief Social Worker, ...

Corbyn urges Scottish Government to use power to lift inhumane two-child cap

Corbyn urges Scottish Government to use power to lift inhumane two-child cap

17 Dec 2018 Scotland

The “cruel” two-child benefits cap must be brought to an end in Scotland, Jeremy Corbyn has said.Speaking in Edinburgh at a Christmas lunch attended by people who have experienced ...

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has r...

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

Time limit for sexual harassment complaints against MSPs could be scrapped

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

Plans to scrap the one-year time limit on raising sexual harassment complaints against MSPs have been put forward at the Scottish Parliament.The proposal is one of a series of reco...

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payme...

Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities

Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’, according to charities

13 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Government has “missed an opportunity” to tackle poverty  in its budget for 2019-2020, according to charities.In Holyrood on Wednesday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay ...

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Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young ...

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for s...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

12 Dec 2018 Wales

Cancer patients in Wales are to begin receiving proton therapy treatment through the NHS after a treatment centre was granted permission by the country's health boards.The Rutherford Ca...

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

10 Dec 2018 Wales

A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts o...

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...

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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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Could you put the needs of others first over Christmas and into the new year

Could you put the needs of others first over Christmas and into the new year

21 Dec 2018 New To Care

Spare a thought on Christmas Day as you sit down to watch the Queen’s speech or prepare to tuck into your turkey, for all the care workers who are putting the needs of others before the...

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

Cross-party MP's warn Universal Credit reform could be disastrous for disabled people

21 Dec 2018 England

Universal Credit could have potentially "disastrous" consequences for disabled people, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.The Commons Work and Pensions Committee called on the Govern...

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

Government admits more than 4,500 disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government has admitted that more than 4,500 disabled people were wrongly stripped of benefits despite having "good reasons" for missing assessments.Work and pensions minister Sarah...

Scale of homeless deaths branded 'national tragedy' as new figures show 24% rise

Scale of homeless deaths branded 'national tragedy' as new figures show 24% rise

21 Dec 2018 England

The scale of homeless deaths has been branded a "national tragedy" after official estimates showed a rise of almost a quarter over five years.Some 597 people sleeping rough or in emerge...

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

19 Dec 2018 England

Reforms to make it simpler for care homes and hospitals to hold vulnerable people who cannot consent to treatment or care have cleared their first Commons hurdle - despite cross-party o...

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publish the...

Lack of fixed postal address sees homeless being denied access to public services

Lack of fixed postal address sees homeless being denied access to public services

18 Dec 2018 England

Homeless people are being denied access to public services because they do not have a fixed postal address, according to a report.Citizens Advice said the homeless could have their bene...

Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations

Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations

18 Dec 2018 England

New centres aimed at taking rough sleepers off the streets will be set up at 11 locations across England.The £4.8 million Government project will see "rough sleeping hubs" up and runnin...

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 Dec 2018 England

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough...

Westminster Council given £10,000 donation to tackle homelessness and loneliness

Westminster Council given £10,000 donation to tackle homelessness and loneliness

12 Dec 2018 England

A £10,000 donation has been given to Westminster City Council as part of a new scheme to combat loneliness, help rough sleepers and provide training for young people.The donation was gi...

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

Squeezed funding and staff shortages leaving home care sector 'extremely fragile'

11 Dec 2018 England

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are creating "extremely fragile" home care services, a report has warned.A leading think tank and a university said fees for home care services are ...

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

Polcie Scotland to train thousands of staff on 'insidious and damaging' domestic abuse

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

An £825,000 training scheme will help police officers across Scotland deal with some of the more “insidious and damaging” forms of domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary said.Humza Yousa...

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...

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Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

Free meals among measures announced to support disadvantaged children during holidays

21 Dec 2018 England

Activities for poorer children during the school holidays are to receive a multimillion-pound funding boost.Thousands more disadvantaged children are set to benefit under the £9 million...

Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

Childline volunteers ready to work round the clock to support young at Christmas

21 Dec 2018 Scotland

Childline volunteers will be working around the clock to ensure struggling young people have someone to talk to over the festive season.Volunteers expect to deliver hundreds of counsell...

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

Immigration Minister lifts barrier for 260 unaccompanied child refugees

21 Dec 2018 England

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has lifted the barrier for 260 child refugees to come to the UK.Ms Nokes made the announcement that she was removing the cut-off date criterion from ...

FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls

FGM survivor issues warning over festive period 'cutting season' for at-risk girls

21 Dec 2018 England

British girls who may be at risk of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation over the Christmas "cutting season" have been urged to ask an adult they trust for help.Campa...

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

21 Dec 2018 England

A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth def...

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

20 Dec 2018 England

Achieving parity of access to treatments for mental health patients compared with that for people with physical conditions will be the work of a generation, the Health Secretary has war...

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

20 Dec 2018 Scotland

Scotland will recruit an extra 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people with a £4 million investment.Psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals and ...

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

Child sexual abuse at care home not properly investigated, council admits

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has reveal...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

12 Dec 2018 England

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found...

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

New campaign urges childcare providers to promote ‘gender-equal play’

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to promote more “gender-equal play” in nurseries and childcare.The Care Inspectorate – the body which inspects registered childcare providers –...

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

12 Dec 2018 England

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital following the announcement the duchess was to become its new patron.William and Kate were gree...

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

New hotline for reporting child sexual exploitation launched in Scotland

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously pass ...

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal...

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...

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Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for s...

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publish the...

Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

14 Dec 2018 Reports & Resources

Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptoms of dementia. This is despite more...

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand

13 Dec 2018 England

More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

Relative charged with murder of 79-year-old woman at nursing home

12 Dec 2018 England

A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and...

Nursing home 'utterly shocked' as murder probe launched over woman's death

Nursing home 'utterly shocked' as murder probe launched over woman's death

12 Dec 2018 England

A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Wes...

Man arrested over suspected murder of elderly relative at Essex care home

Man arrested over suspected murder of elderly relative at Essex care home

11 Dec 2018 England

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly relative at a seaside care home in Essex, police said.The man, 52, was arrested at the scene after a woman in her 70s su...

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, whi...

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

Hospital launches specialised emergency department set up for elderly patients

10 Dec 2018 England

A hospital has launched a specialised emergency department to provide dedicated care for elderly patients.The new frailty unit was set up at Southampton General Hospital to assess and p...

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...

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Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

Government drawing up no-deal Brexit food 'substitution' plans for hospitals

21 Dec 2018 England

The Government is drawing up plans to stop food shortages from affecting hospital patients in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official documents.Doctors and nurses should al...

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

Two-year-old boy left infertile after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

21 Dec 2018 England

A hospital trust has apologised after a two-year-old boy was left infertile after surgeons operated on the wrong testicle.The boy was admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children ear...

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

NHS England allocates £300,000 for 'drunk tanks' over festive period

21 Dec 2018 England

The health service has earmarked £300,000 to fund so-called "drunk tanks" in a bid to ease the pressure on hospitals and emergency services over the festive period.The supervised areas ...

NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards

NHS Scotland chief confirms five health boards dropped below expected standards

21 Dec 2018 Scotland

Over a third of health boards in Scotland need intervention after dropping below expected standards, MSPs have been told.In a letter to the health committee at Holyrood, NHS Scotland ch...

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

21 Dec 2018 England

A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Gran...

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

20 Dec 2018 England

Achieving parity of access to treatments for mental health patients compared with that for people with physical conditions will be the work of a generation, the Health Secretary has war...

Woman left infertile through NHS negligence awarded costs of surrogacy in US

Woman left infertile through NHS negligence awarded costs of surrogacy in US

19 Dec 2018 England

A young woman left infertile because her cervical cancer was not spotted for more than four years has been awarded the costs of having surrogate children in America by the Court of Appe...

Fraud case underlines need to review NHS recruitment process - watchdog

Fraud case underlines need to review NHS recruitment process - watchdog

19 Dec 2018 England

The case of a convicted fraudster who rose from the ranks of nurse to chief executive has been highlighted by a watchdog as cause to review how NHS trusts are employing "fit and proper"...

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

Controversial care reforms for vulnerable people clear first commons hurdle

19 Dec 2018 England

Reforms to make it simpler for care homes and hospitals to hold vulnerable people who cannot consent to treatment or care have cleared their first Commons hurdle - despite cross-party o...

Lack of Brexit planning could worsen NHS staff shortages, MPs warn

Lack of Brexit planning could worsen NHS staff shortages, MPs warn

19 Dec 2018 England

Health officials lack a clear post Brexit recruitment plan which could exacerbate current medical staff shortages, MPs have said in a report that also warns that the NHS faces regional ...

Evening and weekend GP appointments rolled out accross England

Evening and weekend GP appointments rolled out accross England

17 Dec 2018 England

Patients across England can now access GP appointments in the evening and on weekends, NHS England has announced.Health bosses said that an estimated nine million extra appointments per...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women

14 Dec 2018 England

A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made follo...

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

‘Total incompetence’ led to payoff for outgoing health board boss being doubled

14 Dec 2018 Scotland

A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.A settlement payment of...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

Cancer patients in Wales set to receive proton beam therapy on NHS

12 Dec 2018 Wales

Cancer patients in Wales are to begin receiving proton therapy treatment through the NHS after a treatment centre was granted permission by the country's health boards.The Rutherford Ca...

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

NHS boards could be losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds, MSPs told

12 Dec 2018 Scotland

Health boards in Scotland are missing out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds by not claiming back money due for treating non-European citizens, a Holyrood committee has hear...

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

Duchess visits children's hospital following announcement she will be its new patron

12 Dec 2018 England

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital following the announcement the duchess was to become its new patron.William and Kate were gree...

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Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

Praise for radio host who kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance arrived

21 Dec 2018 England

Radio host Iain Lee has been credited with helping save a man's life after keeping a suicidal caller on the line for 30 minutes until an ambulance arrived.The man, whose name was only g...

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

21 Dec 2018 England

A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Gran...

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

Hancock reveals 'trailblazer' regions to improve child mental health in England

20 Dec 2018 England

Achieving parity of access to treatments for mental health patients compared with that for people with physical conditions will be the work of a generation, the Health Secretary has war...

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

Minister announces £4m to recruit 80 child mental health professionals in Scotland

20 Dec 2018 Scotland

Scotland will recruit an extra 80 mental health professionals to work with children and young people with a £4 million investment.Psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals and ...

Police officer sacked after giving false account in death of vulnerable man in custody

Police officer sacked after giving false account in death of vulnerable man in custody

19 Dec 2018 England

A police officer has been sacked after breaching professional standards during the restraint of a mental health patient who collapsed and died in 2011.Pc Paul Adey was found guilty of g...

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

Scottish Tories call for national strategy to combat loneliness before end of year

18 Dec 2018 Scotland

The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publish the...

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

Older people living alone 50% more likely to visit A&E departments and GP services

13 Dec 2018 England

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP...

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

LGBQ children as young as 10 more likely to suffer depressive symptons - study

12 Dec 2018 England

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found...

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

Doing puzzles boosts brain in old age but won't protect against mental decline

11 Dec 2018 Scotland

Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, whi...

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 ...

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Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

Teenager who murdered newborn son in drink-fuelled rage is jailed for life

21 Dec 2018 England

A teenage father who murdered his "perfect" newborn son in a drink-fuelled rage before eating toast in a state of elation has been sentenced to life imprisonment.Doulton Phillips, 17, b...

Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

Convicted paedophile used live streaming website to make child sex videos

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for eight years after making indecent videos of young girls over a popular live streaming app.Matthew Claridge, 49, tried to bribe girls as young ...

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

Ex-care worker cleared of sex attack on dementia patient 10 years after conviction

21 Dec 2018 Wales

A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for s...

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

Member of paedophile group jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby boy

21 Dec 2018 England

A man who was part of a gang of paedophiles who raped a baby and young child in abuse that was streamed over the internet has been jailed for 15 years.Matthew Law, 50, is the eighth def...

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

Health Trust fined £300,000 after violent knife attack on two nurses at secure unit

21 Dec 2018 England

A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Gran...

Woman left infertile through NHS negligence awarded costs of surrogacy in US

Woman left infertile through NHS negligence awarded costs of surrogacy in US

19 Dec 2018 England

A young woman left infertile because her cervical cancer was not spotted for more than four years has been awarded the costs of having surrogate children in America by the Court of Appe...

Fraud case underlines need to review NHS recruitment process - watchdog

Fraud case underlines need to review NHS recruitment process - watchdog

19 Dec 2018 England

The case of a convicted fraudster who rose from the ranks of nurse to chief executive has been highlighted by a watchdog as cause to review how NHS trusts are employing "fit and proper"...

Police officer sacked after giving false account in death of vulnerable man in custody

Police officer sacked after giving false account in death of vulnerable man in custody

19 Dec 2018 England

A police officer has been sacked after breaching professional standards during the restraint of a mental health patient who collapsed and died in 2011.Pc Paul Adey was found guilty of g...

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim

14 Dec 2018 England

A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of just...

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse

14 Dec 2018 England

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pa...

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully

14 Dec 2018 England

A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "f...

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

Mother to go on trial accused of murdering four-year-old daugther

14 Dec 2018 Wales

A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property...

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house

14 Dec 2018 England

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night w...

Windrush cancer patient loses High Court challenge against immigration policy

Windrush cancer patient loses High Court challenge against immigration policy

10 Dec 2018 England

A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment has lost a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy.Th...

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

Bridgend school worker jailed for grooming and sexually abusing teenage girl

10 Dec 2018 Wales

A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts o...

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

Teenager denies raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on Bute

10 Dec 2018 Scotland

A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal...

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, ...


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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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Students use 'human vending machine' to highlight plight of victims of modern-day slavery

10 December 2018

Students use 'human vending machine' to highlight plight of victims of modern-day slavery

Students have been trapped in a human vending machine to highlight the plight of millions of people around the world who are victims of slavery.Hull University marked Human Rights Day by releasing the results of a YouGov poll which showed: ...

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...

Reports & Resources

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Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

14 December 2018 Reports & Resources

Guidance: Only one in 10 can identify the symptoms of dementia

Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptom...

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 ...

New To Care

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Could you put the needs of others first over Christmas and into the new year

21 December 2018 New To Care

Could you put the needs of others first over Christmas and into the new year

Spare a thought on Christmas Day as you sit down to watch the Queen’s speech or prepare to tuck into your turkey, for all the care workers who are putting ...

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...

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 ...