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UNISON have announced that the striking homelessness caseworkers have voted to accept a new offer from Glasgow City Council. After 17-weeks of action, the new offer secures the central demand of the dispute – parity on grade 6 with other frontline social care staff. The offer creates 68 new grade…
A study investigating healthcare professionals' attitudes in the use of personalised music-listening in Dementia care is calling for contributors. The Glasgow Caledonian University study aims to establish basic scientific knowledge of the use of personalised music for people with dementia in acute care. Data from completing the associated questionnaire will…
About 800 union activists have held a rally to show support for homelessness workers who have been on strike for 12 weeks in a pay row. The Glasgow City Council employees are in dispute over a regrading claim and are now involved in one of the country's longest-running current stoppages.…
Hundreds of union activists are set to stage a demonstration in support of homelessness workers who have been on strike for 12 weeks in a pay row. Around 70 Glasgow City Council employees are in dispute over a re-grading claim and are now involved in one of the country's longest-running…
The Prince’s Trust have opened a new centre in Glasgow aimed at supporting thousands of young people in Glasgow and surrounding areas. With one in 4 young people in Glasgow unemployed, The Wolfson Centre will support around 9,000 young people into work, training or start in business. In collaboration with…
The former head of Glasgow's Children's Panel has been jailed for 12 years over six counts of sexual abuse involving children in his care. Daniel Ross, 62, abused two boys and a young man over three decades in what Judge Lord Matthews descibed as 'very grave offences'. Ross began his…
These publications investigate how everyday help and support allow people to lead ‘liveable’ lives, exploring the impact of social context and relationships and the development of support over time. It is part of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's (JRF) Risk, Trust and Relationships programme, and found that: Small acts of help,…
Families in Glasgow are to benefit from over £600,000 of National Lottery funding announced yesterday. Amongst those to benefit are women and children living in the east of Glasgow who have been affected by domestic abuse. Thanks to an award of £289,000, Glasgow East Women’s Aid Family Development will now…
A 24-hour advocacy support service for victims and survivors of rape, which was piloted in Glasgow, was highly valued by those who used it, according to an independent evaluation by University of Glasgow researchers. The service – called Support to Report (S2R) – is the first of its kind in…
A former children's panel chairman has been found guilty of sexually abusing two vulnerable boys and a young man. Daniel Ross, 62, was found guilty of six sexual abuse charges at the High Court in Glasgow today. Ross began his abuse at various locations around Glasgow from the 1970's to…
Children in Glasgow can become socialised into the city’s gang culture from as young as 12 years old, according to new research by University of the West of Scotland (UWS). UWS PhD student, Johanne Miller told the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Glasgow on 15 April 2015 about the…
A recent Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) conference explored the challenges facing a social work student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW). GCU, in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Institute for Research and Innovation in Social…
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