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The Scottish government is insisting it will preserve its free personal care policy for older people – rejecting the recommendations of an independent review of public expenditure in the country.
Jo Hebb, a forensic social worker and lead for offender treatment at a mental health hospital, discusses the professional and personal challenges faced by social workers working with high risk offenders.
Survey of workers in children’s and adolescent mental health services reveals a demoralised workforce struggling with rising caseloads, lengthening waiting lists and dwindling team numbers.
Adult social care leaders in England are to lobby ministers on the next phase of the personalisation agenda.
There are wide regional variations in English councils’ progress towards meeting a series of personalisation targets, a survey has found.
Action on Elder Abuse has launched a consultation on whether professionals need powers to enter homes and intervene where they suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused and access to them is blocked.
Unison is surveying home care staff on issues including pay, sick leave and whether they are being placed on zero-hour contracts.
Northern Ireland could move to a fitness to practise system similar to the one being introduced in England
The government talks about mental health reform but has taken little action to address inequalities in a system where ethinc minorities are over-represented and under supported, writes Kamaldeep Bhui
Experts have warned that the government’s Personal Care at Home Bill will make care assessments more complicated and stretch council budgets.