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The Labour leadership battle has become increasingly bitter after a campaigning MP claimed Jeremy Corbyn was unfit to win the contest because he failed to investigate historical allegations of child abuse in his constituency. John Mann claimed the "trendy left" had been a "contributory factor" in covering up abuse and…
As many as one in every 20 women in one London borough is believed to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). A report by City University London and human rights organisation Equality Now estimated that 4.7% of women in Southwark have had the procedure, while one in 10 (10.4%) girls…
A team from the University of West London's (UWL) Richard Wells Research Centre has been awarded funding for an applied research project to reduce dehydration in local care homes. Led by Professor Heather Loveday and Dr Jennie Wilson, the group from the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare successfully competed…
The University of Greenwich is holding another Health & Social Care Open Evening tomorrow, Wednesday 10 June. There are two events, at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, and all prospective students are welcome to come and meet staff, get more information about courses and see the facilities. At the…
The first National Skills Academy for Health Care Certificate Assessor training courses, in London on 25 June 2015 and Newcastle on 14 July 2015, are now available for booking. The one-day Care Certificate Assessor training course will enable participants to develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully undertake their role…
Organisers of an anti-austerity protest are predicting that hundreds of thousands of people will join the demonstration. The People's Assembly said 70,000 had already pledged support for the event in London on June 20. Unions, politicians, campaign groups and celebrities are taking part in a march from the City of…
A third of Londoners cannot afford a decent standard of living because of extra costs of living in the capital, such as housing and transport, according to a new report. Research for the charity Trust for London showed that for some people in London it costs up to 50% more…
Social worker Sean McEnaney has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register on grounds of misconduct after failing to adequately safeguard two children whilst employed by the London Borough of Hounslow. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr McEnaney had previously…
London South Bank University (LSBU) will establish the first university-based “People’s Academy” within its School of Health and Social Care. As the need to increase patient and public involvement in the delivery of health and social care services increases, the new People’s Academy aims to become a hub for people…
Nearly six out of 10 disabled people who have reported experiencing abuse feel unsatisfied with the way the police handled their cases, according to a new survey. A report by the Greater London Authority Conservatives found 85% of disabled people had encountered some form of verbal, physical or financial abuse.…
Two thirds of London boroughs are yet to be accredited as London Living Wage employers; of the third that are accredited there has been slow progress in applying fair wages to the contracted-out social care sector. In its Fair Pay report released today, the London Assembly’s Economy Committee revealed how…
High levels of mental ill health is costing London more than £26bn per year in treatment, lost productivity and costs to education services and the criminal justice system. The figure is revealed in a new City Hall report launched today by Deputy Mayor of London, Victoria Borwick. The Invisible Costs…