Social Media

Cardiff University has launched a free website resource for Children’s social care law in Wales, aimed at social workers and other practitioners who deal with children and their families. The website, developed by Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics, will help practitioners find information on social welfare legislation and…
Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed a new website called A.D.A.M. (Another’s Drinking Affects Me) that encourages young people whose lives are being affected by someone’s drinking to get advice and seek help. A.D.A.M. is aimed at 11-16 year olds and offers advice on how to cope using five animated characters…
A new resource to help adult social care employers tackle the challenges of staff recruitment and retention has been published by sector agency, Skills for Care. The Finding and Keeping Workers resource identifies problems and solutions within four key themes to attract more people, take on the right people, foster…
A new online hub that provides information and training to help social care professionals implement the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act has gone live. Under the banner of ‘Getting in on the Act’, the Information and Learning Hub has been developed by the Care Council for Wales (CCW) and…
Northern Ireland's Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, has launched the new Health and Social Care (HSC) Bereavement Network website for those who care for and support dying people and their loved ones. This new website consists of information and guidance for HSC professionals and services responsible for care and support around…
The Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland have announced announce the launch of their new website at www.research.hscni.net The work of the HSC R&D Division is based on the principle that the best health and social care must…
If you want to present information in a more creative, engaging and memorable way but have no design skills, Canva can help you. Canva is a really simple design tool that requires no experience or formal training in graphic design programs such as Photoshop or Indesign. It enables you to…
Wednesday, 29 Apr, 2015

Webwatch - Care Improvement Works

Managers of care services for adults can now find reliable resources to support improvement through one an easy-to-use online resource. Two of the leading improvement support organisations in England, Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), have come together to develop a joint offer of improvement…
Thursday, 23 Apr, 2015

Webwatch - Aftertrauma

Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) has launched the new website Aftertrauma.org, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to helping trauma survivors – and their families, friends and carers – on their long and complex recovery journey. The website Aftertrauma.org provides: A forum for patients, families…
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2015

Webwatch - Wiggio

Communities of practice or enterprise social networks as they’re also known are great for sharing learning, developing new connections and collaborating. The Knowledge Hub, Yammer and Socialcast are examples of platforms where people come together to collaborate, network and share information. These online communities can save a lot of time…
The Scottish Government has launched a new version of the Self-directed Support (SDS) website. Self-directed Support allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. SDS can be used…
NHS England has launched a new initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The Mental Health Apps Library features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness…