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3 hours ago
Survey by Alzheimer’s Society finds dementia patients require support of family and friends after being let down by health and social care systemThree-quarters of GPs say their dementia patients are forced to rely on family, friends, neighbours or other unpaid carers, because they get insufficient[...]
HealthHealth and Care
3 hours ago
Smartphone heart monitor, dementia research project and other initiatives to receive funding and coaching as they are rolled out across EnglandA smartphone heart monitor and a groundbreaking genetic research programme are among 17 healthcare inventions to be rolled out to patients across England aft[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 hours ago
Money to be announced in budget will cover fees that ministers say discourage local authorities from searching outside their borough for parentsChildren in local authority care who are waiting to find new parents are to be helped with a £30m package of support in Wednesday’s post-election bu[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
8 hours ago
Former Conservative advisers criticise companies over low pay and call for compulsory living wage with George Osborne expected to cut tax creditsMark Payne and his partner Agnes both work but are struggling to survive. They have not yet had to resort to food banks to feed their three children but kn[...]
PovertyChildren and Parenting
9 hours ago
My first boss, Mike Hall, who has died aged 69, helped to found Simon House in Oxford in the 1960s. Everyone was welcome at this night shelter for the homeless, whatever their condition. Then, in the 1970s, he successfully campaigned for a new £1m hostel to be built in Paradise Street.Mike was[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
Dalton review into management of hospitals featured Jim Easton of Care UK as one of its experts – and he was representing the main private sector lobby group, an FoI request shows
The authors of a major report on changes to NHS hospitals failed to declare that a lobbying network for the private[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
Staff shortages, financial problems and the prospect of losing their premises have forced Dr Imogen Bloor and her two colleagues to call it a day Dr Imogen Bloor and her two colleagues have recently handed back the contract for the Mitchison Road GP surgery in Islington, north London, to NHS England[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
12 hours ago
Experts warn of impending crisis as up to 140 practices in the capital could shut with the remaining ones struggling to cope with the influx of ‘refugee patients’Scores of GP surgeries in London are under threat of closure, potentially displacing hundreds of thousands of “refugee patients”, [...]
HealthHealth and Care
14 hours ago
Award-winning journalist was diagnosed in January with aggressive form of disease and missed out on earlier transplant after candidate failed medicalSue Lloyd-Roberts, a BBC journalist who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, has announced she has found a stem cell donor who could save her life.She [...]
HealthHealth and Care
15 hours ago
Home secretary is told legislation banning all psychoactive substances needs a rewrite to avoid unintentionally criminalising peopleThe home secretary’s own expert drug advisers have said her bill introducing a blanket ban on “legal highs” risks “serious unintended consequences” and is une[...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal Justice
20 hours ago
My colleagues and I go above and beyond in our work, the relentless requests to donate money undervalues the work we doAfter one too many nudges, hints and barefaced requests from my colleagues to donate to our cause, I’ve had enough. Related: Charity cold caller: I'm the person who dials your num[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism

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5 days ago
After the mass shooting on June 19 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.,  the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) issued a statement saying it would support initiatives to end racism in our nation, enact sensible gun control laws, and improve delivery of menta[...]
 

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1 week ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling today that clears the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. In a 5-4 majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy in Obergerfell v. Hodges, the court held that the Fourteenth Amendment require[...]