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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council have issued a call to all new social care registrants and their managers to take part in a survey to review the impact of social care registration. The survey, which is being conducted by the Department of Health, NISCC and the Social Care Institute…
Social Care Wales and WCVA have announced an updated version of their safeguarding awareness guide for training those who work with children and vulnerable adults. The 'All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness' pack, version 3, is now available on the Social Care Wales website. The pack is designed to be used…
A charity is using a drone in a pioneering move to search for homeless people sleeping rough in the countryside. The P3 charity is testing the technology in Lincolnshire, where it says it can take its team of outreach workers hours to find a homeless person in the sprawling rural…
Care workers must be prioritised under new migration rules to stop a post-Brexit shortfall in provision that would leave women quitting work to look after elderly relatives, according to a leaked government report. In the "worst case scenario" where European Union migrants were stopped from coming to the UK, there…
A new project to help the social care sector in Wales plan its workforce requirements post-Brexit has been announced by the Welsh Government. £200,000 has been allocated from the Welsh Government’s EU Transition Fund to fund research into how the Brexit process could impact on the social care workforce in…
A troubled county council has held an extraordinary meeting amid concerns that it will no longer be able to pay for services for vulnerable children and adults and meet its legal budgetary duties. Councillors at Northamptonshire County Council held the talks on Wednesday to discuss how to tackle the funding…
Society "cannot duck" the issue of adult social care any longer, council leaders have warned, as they called for a debate on the future of services. The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a public consultation on how best to support the wellbeing of the elderly and disabled and how…
A cap on care fees should be set as low as £50,000 to allow most people to benefit, new figures from England's largest councils show. The cap on care costs is intended to allow pensioners to pass on an inheritance after paying a limited amount for social care in their…
A troubled county council has issued a second order to confine spending to "only the most essential services" amid fears that its budget shortfall could reach £70 million this year. Government-appointed commissioners were sent in to run Northamptonshire County Council earlier this year after it issued a "section 114" notice…
Detention of vulnerable women at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre will end in a pilot scheme announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The announcement of the trial to MPs comes as a second independent review on immigration detention by Stephen Shaw is published. Mr Javid said the plans would see…
Mears Group has navigated a shareholder's attempt to oust its chairman by agreeing to consider its proposed candidate for the role. Activist investor Shareholder Value Management (SVM) has withdrawn a request for a general meeting to remove Bob Holt, Mears Group said on Tuesday. However, the company, which is a…
Loneliness and isolation in rural Wales is a "ticking time bomb" which must be tackled, a Welsh Government minister has said. Huw Irranca-Davies, the social care minister, said that dealing with the problem was a national priority. According to the 2016-17 National Survey for Wales, around 17% of the population…

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