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Category: Community Care- Adults

  • How to communicate with people who are deafblind

    This article presents practice tips from Community Care Inform Adults’ guide on working with adults who are deafblind. The full guide gives an awareness and understanding of the complexities of deafblindness, and the social care law and policy that relates to deafblind people. It also provides guidance on the areas to pay particular attention to […]

  • Four in ten adult care providers reduced services last year due to cost pressures

    Over four in ten adult social care providers closed parts of their organisation or handed back contracts last year because of cost pressures, driven in particular by staffing shortages, a survey has found. Almost one in five said they were providing care to fewer people, while a similar proportion said they made redundancies in 2023, […]

  • Safeguarding adults enquiries: do you need consent?

    By James Codling With a worrying frequency, I am hearing in training sessions, and in practice across the country, the following statements: “We require the person’s consent before we undertake a safeguarding adults enquiry.” “Have we assessed [insert name]’s capacity to consent to the safeguarding enquiry?” Neither of these are in line with the Care […]

  • A social worker’s guilt: when people’s needs outstrip resources

    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. During my assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), I was struck by how consistently ‘improving emotional resilience’ came up as a personal development goal. Social work is known for being a demanding profession, requiring a […]

  • How to communicate with people who are deafblind

    This article presents practice tips from Community Care Inform Adults’ guide on working with adults who are deafblind. The full guide gives an awareness and understanding of the complexities of deafblindness, and the social care law and policy that relates to deafblind people. It also provides guidance on the areas to pay particular attention to […]