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The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham has edited a special edition of the Journal of Integrated Care exploring the crucial relationship between general practice and adult social care. This special edition builds on a scoping literature review carried out by HSMC for the School for…
Health spending should be diverted to improving social care for the elderly, according to the body representing independent care services in Scotland. Scottish Care has called on politicians to tackle the 'taboo' of NHS spending saying investment in social care would improve lives and cut hospital admissions. Speaking ahead of…
Additional funds are urgently needed to protect older and vulnerable people in the face of £1.1 billion budget cuts to adult social services, a report has warned. This follows "almost unendurable" cutbacks in the past four years and in real terms could mean people receiving fewer hours of vital home…
Cardiff University has launched a free website resource for Children’s social care law in Wales, aimed at social workers and other practitioners who deal with children and their families. The website, developed by Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics, will help practitioners find information on social welfare legislation and…
An online toolkit has been launched by the Care Council for Wales (CCW) to help employers know how best to support their Personal Assistants’ to develop their skills and knowledge through training and development. The Employer toolkit for supporting the learning of Personal Assistants is aimed at people who employ…
A new £3 million fund has been announced to enable active and independent living for people who are recovering from illness or injury. The fund will be used to deliver the Active and Independent Living Programme over the next three years. It will aim to find new and innovative ways…
A cross-sector strategic partnership has been established between the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and NHS 24 Health Information Services (HiS). This new third sector and public sector agreement highlights a commitment from both organisations to work together across a range of diverse programmes to drive improvement…
Ofsted carries out an annual programme of survey reports alongside its main inspection programme of providers. The survey programme serves a range of purposes. Depending on the subject chosen, a survey provides an opportunity to focus on specific issues in greater detail than is possible during an institutional inspection. Alternatively,…
Major changes to the way people’s needs are assessed to decide if they need a package of care and support in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford. Under the changes, the rules for social care eligibility are to be simplified so that people receive…
Ofsted have published updated versions of datasets which are disclosed as a result of Freedom of Information requests. Some information which is requested is exempt from disclosure to the public under the Freedom of Information Act; it is therefore not appropriate for this information to be made available. Examples of…
The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) have announced plans to set up a Children and Families Social Work Forum to add to their current forums for Criminal Justice, MHO and Independents.The aim is for the Forum to be an information gathering and sharing hub. This means that SASW can…
A new survey from social care recruiter Randstad Care has established social care professionals are cumulatively missing out on £10bn a year in the unpaid time it takes to get to work. As workers are forced further out into the suburbs, and commutes grow longer, the 2 million people who…