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Social work budgets in the Borders are under increased pressure due to the number of children needing residential care or accommodation in secure units. Councillors have agreed to set aside £450,000 from reserves to tackle the issue in the coming financial year. It comes from a variety of uncommitted or…
A residential home whose residents were alleged victims of sexual abuse will remain closed while the county council considers the future of care services across Devon. Admissions to Birchen Lane care home, in Tiverton, were suspended in May after girls were reportedly supplied alcohol and propositioned by men away from…
Councils have been warned against locating vulnerable children far from their homes, as residential care reforms increase scrutiny on town hall decision-making. Regulation changes set for introduction at the end of January will permit only senior council officials in charge of children’s services to place young people out of a…
Devon County Council is launching a review that will help it shape the way it supports people who need to go into residential care in future. The Council says the proposals will not change the eligibility criteria for people needing support and that anyone needing residential placements will continue to…
All nine residential care homes operated by the Northern Health Trust are set to close within five years, union bosses have claimed. Health workers’ union Unison said staff had been informed of the proposals in meetings over the last two days. Health chiefs across Northern Ireland aim to close half…
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012

Webwatch - Find Me Good Care

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is developing a website that will help people to make choices about care. It will cover all types of care and support for adults including regulated and unregulated services in England, and will provide links to specialist websites, including local services, specialist and…
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