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4 hours ago
US investors had planned to evict families and more than double rents before campaigners brought change of fortunesUS investors who planned to evict dozens of families and more than double rents at the New Era estate in east London have sold the development to Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, a[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
5 hours ago
When will somebody write a story about a deaf person that doesn’t involve the cliche of ‘losing’ music?The French film La Famille Bélier opened this week in France and tells the story of a deaf family with a hearing daughter who has a talent for singing. It has been billed as a feelgood[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
6 hours ago
Showgirl and key player in the Profumo scandal who thrived on the publicity it broughtOf the many characters caught up in the 1960s sex and spying saga of the Profumo scandal, Mandy Rice-Davies, who has died aged 70 of cancer, managed to turn the celebrity that the whole affair brought to best effec[...]
7 hours ago
Do young people struggle to engage with politics? And why do ethnic minorities vote Labour? Here are the answers according to a political book attempting to shed light on such questionsThe British general election is firmly on the horizon - and you can count on there being piles of political analysi[...]
Minorities and Immigration
7 hours ago
The resilience of people like Louis Zamperini in the face of extraordinary trauma, as depicted in the film Unbroken, has lessons for psychiatrists treating post-traumatic stress disorder“We hit the water nose down. The plane exploded. I felt like someone hit me in the forehead with a sledgehammer.[...]
HealthMental Health
7 hours ago
Britain’s planning departments have lost nearly half of their budgets over the past four years, and more spending cuts are expected. Ahead of a report on Monday calling for more power to be devolved to cities, the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Richard Blyth picks examples – from Gateshead to[...]
7 hours ago
The Simon Harris case is the exception rather than the normThe trial and conviction of Simon Harris, a 55-year-old teacher and former charity manager, for abusing Kenyan street children between 2002 and 2013, brought back a great sense of frustration and feelings of unfinished business. West Mercia [...]
ChildrenPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingChar
8 hours ago
A record 111,062 emergency patients were admitted last week, with 440,428 attending A&E in totalHospitals are admitting the highest number of emergency patients since records began, according to NHS England.There were a record 111,062 emergency admissions last week. Continue reading...
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
8 hours ago
The public seems ready to permit frontline female soldiers, but Michael Fallon still can’t quite bring himself to make it happenFor a brief moment this morning it looked as if this could be the week of two landmark victories for women: the appointment of the first female bishop (all right, a suffr[...]
WomenWomens Issues
10 hours ago
From lowering energy bills to stopping toxic chemicals poisoning the environment, here are just some of the ways we’re tyrannised by the EU
Barely a day passes, it seems, without bureaucrats in Brussels adding to the red tape that bind us. The voices of corporations and populist politicians are[...]
10 hours ago
Helping women with their fertility plays a part in broader campaign for equality, says gynaecologist Geeta NargundDescribe your role in one sentence: I am a senior consultant gynaecologist and lead consultant for reproductive medicine services at St George’s Hospital, London, and founder and medic[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyWomens Issues
10 hours ago
nd a constrained ability to reduce recurrent expenditure could have a significant impact on delivery of social services by state and local governments, suggest the need for robust risk management frameworks across all tiers of government. “Rebuilding ...
General Social Work
10 hours ago
Foundation, children's hospitals and various youth social service establishments. At Denver International Airport, this year's group of kids was greeted by United Airlines ticket agents, who had boarding passes ...
Children are selected from the Make via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
10 hours ago
We have received funding and pledges of approximately $100 million for shelter and repair,” said Robert Turner, Operations Director for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, an international agency that provides social services for ...
General Social Work
11 hours ago
As another Band Aid single contends for Christmas number one, we turn the tables and look at some of the best aid campaign spoofsTo round up the end of the Global Development Professionals Network 2014 coverage, we’ve taken a more lighthearted look at the development sector and picked 11 of the be[...]
CharitiesChildren and Parenting
11 hours ago
The London mayoralty looks like Labour’s to lose in 2016 unless the Tories can find better potential candidates than have come forward so far
Stephen Greenhalgh, Boris Johnson’s deputy for policing, announced on Wednesday that he wants to be London’s next mayor. This follows his fellow Cons[...]
EducationHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Making healthcare more collaborative will be a long haul, but commissioners can learn from colleagues in social careIt’s rare to find a health or care planner who doesn’t talk warmly about the importance of involving people in decision making. But do they really mean it?A good way of testing thi[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
A housing organisation in Birmingham is having a Christmas party for 200 children living in refuges across the cityMy alarm goes off at 6am and today I am waiting for a phone call at 6.30am from a local radio station wanting to talk to me about the Christmas party we are hosting for 200 children liv[...]
ChildrenCareersHousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
e hope Macau can be a place that truly represents its people." Much of the group is made up of social work students like Kenneth, who decided in 2009 to pursue that career. In 2009, Macau was reeling from the effects of the financial crisis. Kenneth said ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
13 hours ago
The development targets that will come into force next year reflect high ideals, but delivering on them will involve a transformation of the global economyNext year, governments will agree a new global development framework of breathtaking ambition. We already know the likely shape of the sustainabl[...]
Housing and Poverty
13 hours ago
As 2014 draws to an end, test your knowledge on the events in the charity sector that made the headlines this year

• Band Aid to Children in Need: how well do you know your charity singles?
• What kind of leader are you? - quiz Continue reading...
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
14 hours ago
e feel that the country has now started working towards making everyone capable of fulfilling these expectations," Bhagwat told a gathering here at the inauguration of 40th convention of social service organisation Giants International. This change in the ...
General Social Work
14 hours ago
taxing country spending far less than average on essential social services. OECD data highlights that Australia's rate of corporate tax is below average, our superannuation tax concessions are incredibly ...
The OECD made clear that Australia is a low via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
15 hours ago
e feel that the country has now started working towards making everyone capable of fulfilling these expectations,” Bhagwat told a gathering here at the inauguration of 40th convention of social service organisation Giants International. This change in t ...
General Social Work
15 hours ago
At a time when the world is giving more to aid, Australia has cut its aid budget by a quarter. What does this say about the kind of country we want to be? The late Professor Fred Hollows said it was obscene to let people go blind when they didn’t have to. The same can be said of letting people go [...]
Housing and PovertyEducation

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3 days ago
Due to increased demand the National Association of Social Workers is extending its ethics consultation days and hours beginning January 5, 2015. NASW’s Office of Ethics and Professional Review answers member’s questions on a variety of ethical issues. Questions can range from “Am I required t[...]
 

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Recent decades have brought significant changes in family form and function, as well as new service delivery models that promote health and well-being for people with various disabilities within their homes and communities. Nevertheless, providing care to family members continues to be part of famil[...]
 
4 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Washington became the first state in the nation to require suicide assessment and management training for licensed social workers, therapists, counselors and psychologists. The Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Act was signed into law in 2012 and w[...]