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Huge social, demographic and technological changes have taken place since the NHS and social care systems were established in 1948. People are living longer, often with multiple long-term conditions, while the boundaries between health and social care are becoming increasingly blurred. Despite this, services are still largely based on an…
One of the UK’s largest providers of social care services has warned that ambiguity in the rules and guidance included in the Care Act could undermine the Government’s desire to create a national set of care standards. Home Group has responded to the Government’s Care Act draft regulation and guidance…
New research from Age UK reveals that 870,000 older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care. The research uncovers the fact that nearly a third (31.1%) of people who have difficulty in carrying out some essential activities of daily life do not receive any help…
Six per cent of people in need of adult social care feel socially isolated and have little contact with friends, family or neighbours, according a survey from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The poll of more than 70,000 people who use social care services in England found…
Essex County Council (ECC) has announced that the Health Foundation, an independent charity has awarded the authority £450k funding for a social care scheme. The funding is for a two year pilot scheme which aims to improve safety, reduce harm and emergency hospital admissions primarily from falls, pressure ulcers and…
There are clear links between health, housing and social care. The homeless live much shorter lives as do those people living in poorer quality accommodation and areas of deprivation. Life expectancy and the quality of life in later years are both drastically affected by Marmot's (2010) social gradient, with people…
A social care provider has become the first in Wales to receive a major award for its work with children and young people. Prospects for Young People, based in Wrexham, broke new ground in 1994 when they were established to support children and young people from difficult backgrounds adjust to…
One in three people phoning a Bradford Council helpline to request social care are not having their calls answered, according to a new report. The situation has been branded “appalling” by one member of a scrutiny committee which is poised to look into the issue. The Council’s Adult Services Access…
Skills for Care are launching ‘Meet the I Care…Ambassadors’ video case studies to share the experiences of frontline care workers in adult social care. Each ambassador tells their own story giving an honest insight into their day to day role as a care worker, opportunities for personal development and the…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care’s latest Graduate Management Training Scheme came to an end this week, with a glittering graduation event to celebrate the achievements of all of its trainees. This pioneering scheme grows much needed talent for the sector by taking individual graduates interested in a career…
On 28 January 2014, IRISS in partnership with ADSW and Scottish Government, will host a half-day event on navigating ethical approval and access in social care research. It will be held at the Hanover Conference Centre in Edinburgh. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to discuss…
Monday, 20 Mar, 2006

Spirituality In Social Care

Anita Parker of Aberdeen City Council, Community Services, Social Work Training team reports on the outcomes of recent workshops on Spirituality... Towards the end of 2004, Jim Simpson, a minister from the Baptist Church, contacted the Training Team offering to contribute to some training and development activities during a three…
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