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Saturday, 17 Jun, 2006

Plea Over Carer Voucher Scheme

The owner of a leading Lancashire care home is calling for greater awareness to be given to a county-wide scheme to help people caring for their elderly relations to get some respite. The Social Care scheme run by Lancashire County Council Social Services means that people looking after their loved…
A drug addict who was on heroin for five years has claimed he has been cured by a revolutionary treatment. Barry Philips, 24, from Kilmarnock, said Neuro-Electric Therapy, which sends electric pulses through the brain, had made him drug-free. He said the treatment enabled him to come off heroin in…
Care homes and other social care services are still failing to apply consistently safe vetting procedures and sound recruitment practices, says a new report from the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI).“Safe and Sound?: Checking the suitability of new care staff in regulated social care services” is the latest in…
The Scottish Executive has signed a national IT contract with outsourcer Anite to integrate its social care IT framework with social care databases held by Scottish local authorities. The supplier’s Swift social care solution will be integrated with the Scottish Executive’s eCare Multi-Agency Stores system. As a result, social care…