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y Paul R. Pace, News staff The recipients of the 2015 NASW National Awards and the NASW Foundation Awards have been announced. The awardees will be honored during “A Night at the Awards” ceremony on June 24 during NASW’s national conference, “Leading Change, Transforming Lives.” The confe[...]

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Cuts in spending on adult social care mean people wait longer for home care packages or nursing home places, leading to increase of ‘bed-blocking’, says NAODelays in discharging older patients from hospital when they no longer need care is costing the NHS £820m every year, a report by official [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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A new ‘absent’ category should be scrapped says Ann Coffey, Labour chair of all-party group of MPsAt least 10,000 children who go missing could be at “terrible risk” because a “dangerous” police recording system means they fall off the radar, an all-party group of MPs has said.
Ann Co[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
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Obesity Health Alliance says making goods healthier should not be voluntary while also calling for ban on adverts before 9pmMinisters should force food companies to make their products healthier using targets for the amount of fat, salt and sugar they should contain, a coalition of 30 health and foo[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
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Countries with universal health coverage have fewer casualties, according to Lancet study of cancer deathsHundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred as a result of the recession of 2008, experts have said.
Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 26[...]
HealthHealth and Care
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Daniel O’Hare’s mother Shirley Smith started a support organisation called If U Care Share after he took his own lifeDaniel O’Hare was 19 years old and, as far as his family knew, a happy young man with a future. He had been working with his uncle, managing a retail website, since he left scho[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
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First detailed study into 130 suicide cases in England finds range of common anxieties of 10- to 19-year-oldsExam stress, acne and asthma are among the anxieties affecting children and young people who kill themselves, according to the first ever detailed national investigation of these cases.Betwee[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingEducation
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Study finds teen pot use decreased by 10% between 2002 and 2013, adding to growing body of data suggesting legalization is not dangerous for adolescentsRates of adolescent marijuana use and abuse have declined across the US, according to an unprecedented study that casts doubts on one of the central[...]
EducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
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Not Dead Yet campaign objects to movie’s depiction of disabled man in relationship contemplating euthanasiaAnti-euthanasia campaigners have targeted the UK premiere of the Hollywood adaptation of the novel Me Before You, which has faced criticism over its depiction of disability and its assisted-d[...]
Disabilities
5 hours ago
Industry analysis shows that local authorities routinely miss affordable housing targets, but experts warn that Sadiq Khan’s pledge to boost levels could stall development entirelyPrivate property developers are outmanoeuvring councils in housing negotiations and routinely delivering fewer afforda[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
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The local community and the local council opposed the Vauxhall tower – and persuaded a government inspector of our case. But its champions, Ken Livingstone and John Prescott, prevailed (The London skyscraper that is a stark symbol of the housing crisis, 25 May). The result has been a disaster, wit[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyEducation
8 hours ago
One man said to be in life-threatening condition after taking drug known as Clockwork OrangeTwo people from a tobacconist in Greater Manchester in connection with the collapse of nine men after they consumed legal highs in Rochdale. The owner of Clear Vapour on Oldham Road in Rochdale was arrested o[...]
Criminal Justice
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Mayor condemns capital’s housing policy for being ‘obsessed by numbers rather than building the right sorts of homes’The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has attacked foreign investors for using homes in the capital as “gold bricks for investment” following a Guardian investigation that reveal[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
9 hours ago
Undercover Channel 4 documentary may have contributed to the move to take the department out of council control As Channel 4 prepares to broadcast a programme created from the undercover filming in Birmingham by an interim agency social worker, we might expect it will do nothing to enhance the publi[...]
ChildrenPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingGerontolog
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If fundraisers continue to ignore potential male givers the competition for older women’s generosity will grow even fiercerCharitable giving fell last year, according to the latest report from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), at a time when all other funding streams are also under pressure or s[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
12 hours ago
We speak to two prominent local politicians on different sides of the EU referendum debate about how the vote could affect councilsThe EU referendum has divided people in every section of society, including local government, where the vote could have a dramatic impact on local services. We speak to [...]
13 hours ago
Canterbury, which has 2,500 families on its housing waiting list, was outbid for local former barracks by London boroughMore than 200 homeless families are to be moved from east London to Kent after their local council outbid authorities in Canterbury for the use of a former barracks. Canterbury cit[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
Overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes or guns – and experts say the crisis hasn’t peaked. Data reveals how a local problem became a national epidemicAmerica is in the midst of an unprecedented drug overdose epidemic. Nationally, overdose deaths have more than doubled over the past decad[...]
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One man is said to be in life-threatening condition after taking drug known as Clockwork OrangeAnother four people have been taken to hospital after taking legal highs in Greater Manchester.The men, in their 30s and 40s, were found in various states of consciousness around Rochdale on Tuesday aftern[...]
Health and Care
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John Prescott, who approved UK’s tallest residential building, speaks out after Guardian reveals a quarter of flats in it are held by offshore firmsThe former Labour deputy prime minister John Prescott has attacked the buy-up of almost two-thirds of the UK’s tallest residential building by forei[...]
HousingGerontology
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ssistant professor in direct practice at the University of Washington School of Social Work and a core faculty member at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. “Rehabilitation after a brain injury is incredibly important, especially for ...
General Social WorkEducation
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Lawsuit brought by Kim Jho Gwang-So is first of its kind in country where same-sex marriage is not recognisedA lawsuit filed by a prominent film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage has been rejected by a South Korean district court in the first case of its kind.[...]
Criminal Justice
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hey are certified foster parents by Tribal Social Services, one of the few local couples with that distinction. The children have allowed the family to build relationships with both the African and the Indian communities. Gibbs said they are simply ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
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ore than 30 health care and social service providers will be on hand to deliver free health care services and screenings including glucose, balance, grip strength, hearing, blood pressure, memory, depression, pulmonary function, pneumonia vaccines and ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
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reier quotes Keller’s 1924 letter to Senator Robert La Follette: “So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me ‘arch priestess of the sightless,’ ‘wonder woman,’ and a ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
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est Virginia’s tax and special revenues are going to continue to decrease for at least the next two years while unemployment compensation, social services and workforce training expenses will be dramatically increasing to serve the needs of the ...
General Social Work

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9 hours ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The recipients of the 2015 NASW National Awards and the NASW Foundation Awards have been announced. The awardees will be honored during “A Night at the Awards” ceremony on June 24 during NASW’s national conference, “Leading Change, Transforming Lives.” The confe[...]
 

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By Paul R. Pace and Laetitia Clayton, News staff An estimated 400 social work students from more than 45 schools across the nation gathered at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in March to learn about the power of social work. NASW CEO Angelo McClain told the students that their help was needed in urg[...]