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A scheme which gives contraception to women at risk of having their children taken into care will be expanded following a cash injection from the Government. The Pause programme supports vulnerable women, who are at risk of having repeat pregnancies, on the condition they use long-acting reversible contraception such as…
Patients with dementia are being prevented from receiving personalised care because of a "deep-seated misunderstanding" about how they can tailor their own care, a charity has said. The Alzheimer's Society said that fewer than a third of people receiving social care support for problems with memory and cognition have a…
Financial pressures facing the social care sector are impacting on vulnerable older and disabled people, experts have warned. Some are being forced to find new homes as a result of care and nursing home closures as providers feel the squeeze on spending. Almost two thirds of councils across England (62%)…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are urging people who have used an adult safeguarding service since January 2015 to share their experience through the 10,000 Voices programme and help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland. 10,000 Voices is a PHA…
Money is being diverted away from road repairs, leisure centres and local bus routes in order to maintain the struggling social care sector, council leaders have warned. The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils are increasingly having to redirect cash from other local services to prop up the funding gaps…
The family of a couple who have been together for 70 years were "incredibly relieved" after a council said they could stay in the same home following a social media campaign that went around the world. Relatives of Ray and Jessie Lorrison (pictured) from South Shields took up their case…
Scotland can rely on high quality social services delivered by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce that give confidence in care. That was the message today from Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, as he launched the revised Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers…
Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing calls for an urgent cash injection to head off a looming "crisis" in social care when he delivers his first Autumn Statement next month. Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative chairwoman of the Commons Health Committee, has written to Mr Hammond (pictured) warning the adult social care…
The Children And Families Court Advisory And Support Service (Cafcass) has announced details of new tools to asses cases featuring domestic abuse, a common feature in much of their casework. Explaining work in this area Sarah Parsons, Cafcass Principal Social Worker and Assistant Director, says: “Cafcass practitioners will assess the…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its national review of home care in Wales, finding most people are happy with services, despite a ‘fragile’ market. The 'National Review of Domiciliary Care in Wales' makes a number of recommendations for all partners involved. Here is a brief…
Concerns about the viability of Scotland's care workers have been raised with the Health Secretary after MSPs found some are "embarrassed" to reveal what they do for a living and struggle with poor terms and conditions. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee heard evidence from social care workers and…
Hospitals are hampered by unnecessary admissions, overly risk-averse care decisions and a lack of integration with home and community treatment options, new research claims. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, commissioned the research in part to explore if better integrating care…