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1 hour ago
With contracts worth £5.5bn going to private firms, health sector unions warn of slide to US-style system in which level of care depends on ability to payTrade unions representing half a million NHS workers have warned that a “surge in privatisation” of the health service risks creating a syste[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 hours ago
My colleagues in A&E may have dramatic stories of life and death, but they’ll never know their patients as well as I know mineBeing a GP feels a little like being someone’s friend – without the awkward small talk or feigned interest in their love life. I’m granted 10–minute glimpses in[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 hours ago
Responsibility for attendance allowance could be transferred to local authorities, but critics say it is disguised cost-cuttingGovernment plans to transfer responsibility of a £5bn social care benefit to councils are disguised cost-cutting and could restrict the number of older people getting [...]
PolicyHealth and Care
2 hours ago
Public spending on health services reached £2,069 per person in the UK in 2014-15, but it does not benefit everyone to the same extent. Your annual cost to the NHS depends on your gender, age, and how frequently you use the health services Continue reading...
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 hours ago
Doctors and nurses urged to return to NHS from ‘rip-off’ agencies that are taking away money needed for patient treatment
Locum doctors and nurses are unfairly earning significantly more than their NHS counterparts by working for “rip-off agencies”, according to health sector regulators. [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 hours ago
A little bit of a language mix-up leads to a young multilingual Dr Ed Gold, consultant in emergency medicine, earning a less than complimentary nickname for the rest of his junior doctor years. The latest in our Confessions from A&E series about life at the heart of the NHS, that will make you l[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 hours ago
Cambridgeshire is just one of many authorities forced to cut social care, leaving increasing numbers of elderly people stuck in hospital wards or waiting in A&E The debating chamber of Cambridgeshire council belongs to a distant age. When it was built, local councils ran local services.Once the [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGerontology
4 hours ago
We see the impact on children’s mental health when they miss out on secure shelter for the first two years of lifeA roof over your head is not a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity for all, and that is especially the case for families with young children. Not having a place to live that is afford[...]
ChildrenHealthHousingChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
5 hours ago
Thousands of us now spend the first month of the year forgoing alcohol. But how many know of the organisations behind the phenomenon – and does it matter?As January drew to a close, thousands of people across the UK were counting down the days, hours and minutes until they could order a cold pint,[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 hours ago
A finance manager describes the conflicts between care and accounting inherent in the byzantine financial flows of hospitalsNHS finance staff gather in a basement meeting room to discuss changes. Two finance departments are to integrate after our merger with another hospital and it’s an anxious ti[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
8 hours ago
nd, it can be argued, the success of Sanders’s message is in direct proportion to the failure of Krauthammer’s conservatism to bring lasting economic prosperity and secure social services to the people of the United States. Nonetheless, Krauthammer ...
General Social Work
8 hours ago
here are celebrities who boast about social work they do v/s celebrities who don't just blabber and flaunt their efforts. Respect for you Nana!
General Social WorkHealth and Care
8 hours ago
front investment in people, a guaranteed income has the potential to provide huge long term cost savings in the areas of health care, social services, and even corrections. When we support people out of poverty, we support the economy."
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
8 hours ago
esirable: Candidate should have a Post Graduate Degree in Social Work/Degree in Management/Degree in Law. Age limit: The candidate age should not be exceeding65 years as on January 01, 2011. Required experience: Candidate should have been working or ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
Areas with a high turnover of residents, poverty and those underserviced by social services are more likely to be associated with sex crimes. “So it is not terribly surprising Black Creek, Malvern and Guildwood have high reporting because different ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
hile Pakistan has banned media coverage of the JuD, it has not banned the organisation per se, and continues to insist, despite international pressure, that the group is engaged in various social work activities and is not a terrorist organisation.
General Social Work
12 hours ago
Sweeping changes will also include ranking jails in league tables and improving quality of education for prisonersDavid Cameron will reveal plans for wholesale changes to the prison system including giving more power to prison governors and ranking the 121 jails in England and Wales in league tables[...]
EducationCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
Re “the loneliness epidemic” (Letters, 5 February): apart from the ministrations of my wonderful wife (many years younger than me), I put my continued interest in life down to volunteering, writing (especially poetry), political and social activity, and entertaining (and being entertained by) fr[...]
EducationCharities and Volunteerism
17 hours ago
eanwhile, Pine Hills Wellness Program, which is now in its second year, sends out wellness couches to the community to help individuals get connected with medical and social services. "I help people find jobs, food stamps, medications, or help them find a ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
17 hours ago
n addition to grants, totalling $1.7 million from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and nearly $2 million from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Goodwill accessed money from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the George ...
General Social WorkEducation
17 hours ago
Health minister reveals Barts set to run up £134.9m deficit, as NHS sources say trusts cannot balance books due to poor fundingThe biggest hospital trust in the country is set to run up a £134.9m deficit this year – by far the largest ever overspend in the history of the NHS. Related: This [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
17 hours ago
is statement reads in part. "The New Bedford community is fortunate in that we have a number of providers who do offer long term shelter, including Catholic Social Services among others. These private agencies provide regular shelter opportunities and ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
17 hours ago
ne of the social services activities undertaken this year by Lions Club Moodubelle was obtaining sanction letter foor electricity connection to the residence of Mrs. Sunitha Gomes. Mrs. Sunitha Gomes along with her 3 children Aisha, Nisha and Amisha ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
17 hours ago
oluntarily check a box on their taxes to give more to education, health care and social services, etc? How many live the socialist model of “enough” no matter how much wealth they have while cheering a politician who sees government as the answer and ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
18 hours ago
n the past, the girl likely would have been arrested and sent to the juvenile detention center. Instead, police called Family and Social Services to report her as a victim of human trafficking. A state case manager, dispatched to interview the girl at the ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice

Latest Blog

3 days ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Social workers are aware of the importance of building cultural awareness in order to work effectively with people from various racial and ethnic groups. However, the need has increased for social workers to dive deeper and develop cultural competence in relation to s[...]
 

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3 days ago
Palliative care professionals work with the dying; dealing with death and bereavement falls within their purview. Dealing with death and bereavement on a day to day basis takes its toll on palliative care professionals. How do they cope? In a recent issue of Health and Social Work published by NASW [...]
 
4 days ago
As you all know the water situation in Flint finally climaxed and everyone is scrambling to help in various ways. Last week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter put out a call to action to social workers who are looking for ways to get involved at any level. More than [...]
 
6 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Addressing the need for standards in mental health and substance use care is particularly critical given the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, according to a newly released report by the Instit[...]
 
1 week ago
As early as October of 2014, General Motors announced that it would no longer use water from the Flint River because it had a corrosive effect on it auto parts. However, at the same time, thousands of Flint, Michigan residents were allowed to continue to use tap water from the Flint River in their d[...]
 
1 week ago
By Rena Malai, News staff NASW played a small role in portraying the realities of homelessness in the movie “Time out of Mind,” starring actor Richard Gere. The movie was first shown in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and released in September 2015. The film’s production recei[...]