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The College of Social Work (TCSW) has published good practice advice for social workers working with people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to help improve standards following the Winterbourne View case. The good practice guidance was drawn up in collaboration with members of the service user community, the…
Our Time to Think Differently programme has made the case for change and highlighted the trends that will influence the way health and social care is delivered in future. To help you explore and share this work, we have created a series of downloadable slidepacks. We hope that they will…
Balancing care responsibilities and work is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly for older women: a ‘sandwich generation’ is emerging, whose members are caught between providing care for both grandchildren and elderly parents, often while continuing to earn and pursue their career. This report provides an overview of the trends in work…
Social workers are among the least happy in the UK when it comes to their career progression, according to research by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. In a survey of over 2,000 British workers, only 38% of the UK workforce said they were content with their career progression. But only 34%…
Founder of Just Fight On, Jo Anne Brown, speaks exclusively to Care Appointments about bullying and harassment at work. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds. It’s just a ‘personality clash’. You get better results with ‘strong’ management. Actually, none of these are true but…
Social worker and community councillor, Andrew Walker, shares his concerns on restructuring social care services “The Western Isles already has the highest proportion of people aged over 65 in Scotland and there is projected to be a 50% increase in the over 60s by 2033 and an 80% increase in…
Events over the last few weeks have highlighted unacceptably poor levels of care provided in some residential services by those trusted to care and support vulnerable people. High calibre, skilled care workers are a must, not an optional extra. As Margo MacDonald MSP pointed out ("Margo Wants Care Qualifications", Evening…
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