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Category: Community Care- Adults

  • Law to bolster child protection announced in Labour’s first King’s Speech

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. The new Labour government has pledged to legislate to strengthen the child protection in its first King’s Speech, unveiled today. The long-awaited reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 and action to deliver “fair pay” for […]

  • Mental health social workers return to work after nine-week strike

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Mental health social workers returned to work yesterday after a nine-week strike. The Barnet Council practitioners, represented by UNISON, have taken 81 days’ strike action in total since September 2023 in a dispute over staffing levels […]

  • The legacy of Conservative rule for adult social care

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Labour’s return to power last week was greeted with a chorus of welcomes from adult social care organisations in England – along with a chorus of demands of the new government. Broadly, these were for significant […]

  • Stephen Kinnock appointed minister for social care

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Stephen Kinnock has been appointed as the minister with responsibility for adult social care in the new government. The Labour MP for Aberafan Maesteg in Wales becomes minister of state for care in the Department of […]

  • Why understanding executive function is critical when working with homeless people

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. By Ellie Atkins As a manager and safeguarding lead for a social work team in Manchester, I work with people experiencing severe multi-exclusion homelessness. In this article, I will explore the context in which people’s struggles […]

  • Labour urged to prioritise social work after huge election victory

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Labour has returned to power with an overwhelming victory in the 2024 general election. With two more results due to come in, the party has won 412 seats, giving it a majority in the House of […]

  • A day in the life of a social care occupational therapist

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Claire Wright is an advanced practitioner occupational therapist (OT) working in adult social care. She describes a typical Thursday working from home.  08:30 – It is a beautiful sunny day and today is a work from […]

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