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8 hours ago
      Recently, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law in Indiana. Following its passage, there has been a strong and immediate reaction regarding its potential use and the message it sends about our state’s values at a national level. A vast array of businesses, acade[...]

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5 hours ago
Family carers are among the most responsible members of society. CarerWatch, along with others, believes suggestions made in recent leaked documents of moving carers to universal credit would result in an unfair system that gives no recognition whatsoever of the contribution carers make to society. [...]
HealthHealth and Care
5 hours ago
Lives are being trashed by klepto-remuneration: theft through excess rewards to rapacious bossesThere is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst.I was rem[...]
PovertyHealth and Care
7 hours ago
Parents may not be able to recognise that their child is obese, according to a new study. Well that’s two fewer people making their offspring feel like a failureWe live in a culture where every inch of our physicality – every curve, pound, bulge, bone – in both public and private life, is obse[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
7 hours ago
Police say 1,123 men have contacted them to report they were victims of either sexual or physical assault while detained at the County Durham centreTwo former prison officers have been arrested on suspicion of physical and sexual assaults at a juvenile detention centre. A further 14 former officers [...]
Criminal Justice
8 hours ago
As schools reopen across the cyclone-battered nation of Vanuatu, 30,000 children will begin receiving targeted assistance in order to help them resume classes and continue with their studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.
Children and ParentingEducation
8 hours ago
Campaigners say leaflet slating party’s stance on abolishing prison sentences for personal drug possession sets back moves towards decriminalisationDrug law reformers have accused Labour of adopting medieval tactics and underestimating the intelligence of voters by putting out an official leaflet [...]
Criminal Justice
10 hours ago
Male fertility in the west is in crisis. But, thanks to a lack of anxiety among men, we haven’t yet taken the problem seriouslyScientists at Harvard have found that men who eat a lot of pesticide-coated fruit and vegetables have fewer and less healthy sperm than those who do not. The authors stres[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
Despite great strides in hospital treatment, vital physiotherapy in care homes too often falls shortPaul Luscombe rises confidently from his wheelchair, sets one foot in front of the other and walks steadily between the parallel bars in the rehabilitation gym of his care home.The simple task is, as [...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
People have forgotten that decent housing is a right and not a privilege, says Green MEP Keith Taylor. This is what he thinks should be doneHomes in Oxford now cost an astonishing 16 times the average local salary while across the south-east, the average property price is 12 times the average salary[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
11 hours ago
Commissioners of services delivered by voluntary and community groups in these sectors must better support them to meet the needs of vulnerable peopleMore than 36,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations work in health and social care. Most are small – and most always wi[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Street lights that detect approaching cyclists, CCTV cameras that identify unusual activity, and bus stops that count. Welcome to the future of local public services“The internet of things has the potential to have a greater impact on society than the first digital revolution.” So said a recent [...]
Health
12 hours ago
Gay and transgender campaigners in Japan celebrate on Tuesday after a district in Tokyo became the first in the country to recognise same-sex partnerships. A small group of activists hold a banner thanking the ward of Shibuya for voting to issue certificates recognising same-sex unions as equivalen[...]
12 hours ago
70 million adults have arrest or conviction records in the United States - or about one in three adults. Restricting their employment is holding back our economyI have a lot of titles in my life. I am a husband, father, college graduate, former corporate and small business employee, and retired smal[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationCriminal Justice
12 hours ago
Patients complain of feeling exposed and left to wait too long in a draughty gown. We are listening to their poor experiences to improve servicesNHS England’s blueprint for the future, the Five Year Forward View, says: “Sometimes the health service has been prone to operating a ‘factory’ mo[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
13 hours ago
Reality check: the headline figures the PM quotes mask the rise of zero-hours contracts, self-employment, and low payDavid Cameron claims that his government has created 1,000 jobs a day since the coalition came to power in 2010. He also claims that a Conservative government would continue to create[...]
13 hours ago
Age ratings and threatening parents with police intervention aren’t the answer. Parents need to know what their children are playing and judge for themselvesAt last! Another reason for everyone to get over-excited about video games. Thanks, headteachers’ group from Cheshire that sent a brick-sub[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
13 hours ago
In the third of a series we highlight the campaign against enforced community work placementsWhat’s it all about? The Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign began nearly a year ago in April 2014. It was started in response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) workfare programme which req[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Vo
13 hours ago
Reality TV, smartphones and social media may be reducing our ability to distinguish real life from entertainment, and our capacity to empathiseIn an incident so sickening it is hard to find words to describe it, a man in Telford is reported to have fallen to his death after being goaded into jumping[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
14 hours ago
More work still needs to be done to dispel confusion surrounding social enterprises in Vietnam and help promote sustainable growth It’s mid-afternoon in the village of Duong O, Bac Ninh province, but Huong hasn’t got time to break for tea. She’s only halfway through the long, exhausting job of[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
#FacesOfProstitution begins trending in the wake of blogpost from sex trafficking campaigners Exodus Cry, who say that the Julia Roberts film led women to believe sex work was glamorousLast week marked 25 years since the release of Pretty Woman, in which Julia Roberts’s call girl falls for Richard[...]
Health and CareWomens Issues
15 hours ago
Problems arise from attempts to describe the ageing population as a single entity because of the huge age range
I am now one of “the elderly” and I hate it. Not being 70, I hasten to add – I am very glad to be in reasonable health after a life punctuated by polio, acute renal failure and [...]
Health and CareGerontology
16 hours ago
Though social care has been dominated by women, more men are becoming temporary social or care workersThe latest Comensura Social Care Index, a report analysing the usage of temporary social workers in local authorities, revealed that during July to September 2014 versus the same period in 2013, usa[...]
CareersHealth and CareWomens Issues
17 hours ago
People with strong relationships are 50% more likely to survive life-threatening illnesses, research shows
When someone is diagnosed with a long-term health condition such as cancer or dementia or experiences a stroke, the NHS has a duty to provide the best physical care possible. Every healthcar[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
18 hours ago
With the fictional divide beween deserving and undeserving poor collapsing, the Conservatives’ ugly logic is turning into the one story they truly fearIt was the raw early days of the coalition, and one of David Cameron’s lieutenants was giving a frank answer to my blunt question: what would it [...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyEducationDi
19 hours ago
The closer a patient comes to death, the less they want to hear about their prognosis. Telling the truth while preserving hope is the greatest challenge of an oncologistIn the last few months, her luck has taken a downturn. There is theoretically a drug or two left to give but not without causing co[...]
Health

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8 hours ago
      Recently, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law in Indiana. Following its passage, there has been a strong and immediate reaction regarding its potential use and the message it sends about our state’s values at a national level. A vast array of businesses, acade[...]
 

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In honor of it’s 60th Anniversary in 2015 the National Association of Social Workers in April is launching a Twitter chat series. The Twitter chat series will give association members, the wider social work community and the public a chance to have a conversation with some of the leading social wo[...]
 
6 days ago
NASW Press has released the tenth edition of Social Work Speaks. The publication presents, in one comprehensive and unabridged collection, the policy statements adopted by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2014. The Delegate Assembly, the key policymaking body of the National Association of Social Worke[...]
 
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By Paul R. Pace, News staff Cynthia Fernan came to Capitol Hill on a chilly January morning and informed federal lawmakers that she is an employed 19-year-old student from the Focus Learning Academy Southwest in Columbus, Ohio. “I am also a couch surfer,” she said. Fernan is homeless and has bee[...]