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The Health and Social Care Act 2012 set out a responsibility for NICE to develop quality standards and guidelines for social care in England. In 2013, the Department of Health (DH) ran a consultation to identify social care topics suitable for developing into NICE guidelines and quality standards. An initial…
The Government is delaying plans to introduce a £72,000 cap on social care costs until April 2020, the Department of Health has announced. Limits on the amount an individual paid towards their care were due to come in to force next year but ministers have pushed back the plans amid…
A new survey has found 84% of staff working in children’s services say that achieving efficient data sharing between multi-agency teams is one of the greatest technological challenges for social care. The survey, which was recently carried out by Capita One, also revealed that 64% of children’s services staff think…
Scots housing and care provider Bield has been awarded funding to help it introduce and boost initiatives that directly improve the lives of older people across Scotland particularly for those living with dementia. The company secured £75,000 from the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund, and will channel the funding…
Social care should be given a much higher national status - as an industry of strategic importance on a par with roads and railways. That was the message from John Kennedy, director of care services for the charitable Joseph Rowntree Foundation, when he gave the keynote address to Care Forum…
A good induction into the workplace is essential for social care workers in Wales. If carried out properly, it can help new workers understand the importance of person centred practice and the values that underpin all work in social care right from the start. The 'Home from Home' DVD resource…
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new distance learning course to develop the skills of social care staff who work with children and adults in care settings. The University’s BA Social Pedagogy (Working with Children/Working with Adults) course, is now taking applications for the next intake in January 2016.…
Care Forum Wales' chair, Mario Kreft, has called on social care professionals to nominate people in the sector for the First Minister's St Davids Day Awards. Mr Kreft received an award in March this year and is now on the judging panel for the 2016 awards which were launched at…
More than a million older people are struggling to cope with basic tasks such as getting out of bed, washing and dressing with no help, a charity has warned, as it called on Chancellor George Osborne to stop making cuts to social care funding. Age UK said its figures reveal…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) are seeking your views on what you think about their proposed inspection framework. The implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill means that the legislative and policy context for social…
As of yesterday every social care worker in Wales has a duty to work to the standards set out in the Care Council for Wales’ Code of Professional Practice for Social Care (replacing the Code from 2002). The new Code emphasises the importance of care professionals working in partnership with…
Liverpool Hope University (LHU) has launched a series of PhD Scholarships and is looking for applications from outstanding individuals of a high calibre to pursue PhD research in Social Work, Care and Justice. LHU are seeking confident, innovative postgraduates with a record of achievement to undertake a broad range of…

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