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The University of Leicester has approved a new distance learning degree which will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. The Distance Learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Diabetes is being facilitated by the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which is one of Europe’s largest diabetes facilities offering ground-breaking…
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and Leicester City Council (LCC) are joining forces in a new partnership aimed at sharing expertise and supporting career progression in children’s social care services. A new Social Care and Learning Development Hub has been launched, which will see the university and the council’s children’s…
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is using the skills of academics and clinicians to help tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society. The care of older people is already a major issue for the county, with existing services not geared up to cope with the multiple problems inherent…
A Mencap support worker has been suspended after a photograph emerged apparently showing shopping bags piled on her client's wheelchair, close to his face. The learning disability charity said it was "appalled" by the image, which shows a female carer smoking and talking on the phone next to an elderly…
Social services staff have come under fire after a family court judge heard how a boy spent at least two years living with a relative who was a convicted paedophile. Judge Clifford Bellamy said staff at Leicester City Council had not undertaken a "robust risk assessment" of the man -…
Two University of Leicester criminologists have been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire to lead a project designed to inform the development of a new hate crime strategy and victims’ support service. Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy and Professor Neil Chakraborti (both from the Centre for Hate Studies based…
Simply going shopping, playing in the park or reading are the kind of everyday activities that give young people in care a better sense of value and well-being. That’s the finding of a new study published by the University of Leicester into the participation experiences of young people growing up…
Technology that could alert you if your elderly parents fall ill at home or which could help dementia patients better manage their condition are being developed in a major new research project. Professor Liming Chen, of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s School of Computer Science and Informatics, is leading the…
Sports historians and scientists from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are joining forces with a national charity to help reawaken sporting memories in older people to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness. The Sporting Memories Network (SMN) was established to promote the use of these memories to improve the well-being of…
A magistrate has resigned in protest over a "foolish" court charge which saw a penniless asylum seeker forced to pay £180. Nigel Allcoat, of Burbage, Leicestershire, served as a JP for 16 years and offered to pay towards the levy imposed on a man in his 20s. The fine -…
Youth and community workers from across Europe have come to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to learn about diversity and to develop their ‘cultural competence’. An eight-day seminar on ‘Diversity and Intercultural Competence’, which opened on Thursday (9 July), is being staged at the DMU Innovation Centre by Global Hands…
Two students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have just completed hugely rewarding placements at Leicestershire’s largest refuge for victims of domestic abuse. Ella Matlock and Lydia Baker, both third year Social Work students, spent 100 days from January to June this year working at Women’s Aid Leicestershire, a charity…
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