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3 hours ago
As fewer parents now feel the need to sign up for free school meals, primary headteachers see their pupil premium funding slipping awayIt’s six months since headteacher Emma Payne opened a new kitchen to provide hot meals for her pupils. The problems of starting up are in the past. But now th[...]
EducationChildrenPovertyChildren and Parenting
5 hours ago
Food writer says NHS catering contract changes due next month are ‘feeble’ and will not eradicate poor quality food and wastage in hospitalsThe quality of hospital meals, such as tired, plastic-wrapped sandwiches and grey, mushy ready meals, has been described as a scandal by the food writer Pru[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 hours ago
The new guidelines are pathetic. Patients deserve so much better than plastic containers filled with sweaty cheese, dabs of marge and unidentifiable grey mushImagine you’re in hospital recovering from an operation. Your appetite is returning and you’re looking forward to nothing more complicated[...]
HealthHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Tories to double size of already announced scheme but party chairman fails to explain how price cut would be funded
David Cameron will announce on Monday he wants 200,000 cut-price starter homes to be built for young first-time buyers in a scheme branded by some industry insiders as “RyanAir ho[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
11 hours ago
The NHS is set to be the big election issue in the runup to May – and politicians of all parties are looking for vote-winning policies to give them the edge. Many pollsters see the “grey vote” as holding the key, which is why much of the NHS debate focuses on meeting the needs of an ageing pop[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
11 hours ago
Shadow justice minister says restrictions on judicial review will be repealed and freedom of information requests expanded to cover private companies who do public service workLabour will repeal restrictions on judicial review and make it easier for people to challenge government decisions they beli[...]
Criminal Justice
11 hours ago
Consultation numbers, working hours, pay and media portrayal cited as reasons for leaving general practice say doctors in Inside Out programme pollMore than half of family doctors say they are set to leave the profession early, according to a new survey. The survey of 1,004 GPs across the UK for the[...]
Health
11 hours ago
Report by religious leaders says Department of Work and Pensions targets vulnerable families in order to make cuts under guise of regulationsA group of churches has called for an urgent overhaul of the government’s benefits sanctions regime, describing it as punitive, inhumane and un-Christian.
11 hours ago
ts focus is on promoting innovations in data, evidence, and application systems for the health and social service sectors. "It is critical for us to have the ability to mobilize the interRAI assessment and screening systems to conduct our research and to ...
11 hours ago
term care homes have 178 staff on LTD with employment and social services (welfare) close behind at 124 individuals. The statistics provided through the city’s human resources department ...
The departments with the highest LTD rates may be surprising. Long via Live.com News 
11 hours ago
ext, a similar process unfolded at the Evans School of Public Affairs, the Law School and the School of Social Work, and after a brief march off campus, the day ended outside Gerberding Hall, where the UW administrative offices are located. At each stop ...
11 hours ago
ut the Prime Minister is still deeply unpopular. "One poll doesn't change the world," Social Services Minister Scott Morrison said in Mr Abbott's defence. The positive poll trend though, and a flurry of phone calls between Government MPs at the weekend ...
13 hours ago
Some of the 300 victims, mostly girls in care, were exploited for more than eight years despite repeated calls for help to authoritiesMore than 300 young people have been groomed and sexually exploited by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the past 15 years, a damning report into the failures of police [...]
14 hours ago
ccording to The Australian, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Social Services Scott ­Morrison have been using the service to communicate about their dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the ongoing leadership crisis.
14 hours ago
Your editorial (The rise in net migration shows up the hollowness of government policy, 28 February) is right to bemoan the lack of a coherent, long-term policy on immigration. A key consideration must be the future ability of the government to ensure the country’s food security. Last week the Nat[...]
14 hours ago
hings fell apart on January 21, 2011, when Mr. La Mantia exploded while at the Kennedy Center in Washington, screaming and yelling and throwing his jacket and bag onstage in a fiery outburst that left his colleagues shaken as they prepared for a show. He ...
14 hours ago
Julian Baggini (Opinion, 28 February) is quite right in pointing out that people who do good works can be doing this as a front to disguise other antisocial activities. We must do everything we can to avoid the tolerance that stopped those in authority from responding to complaints about the activit[...]
15 hours ago
Less food for more people on a hotter, drier Earth. How can we work to avoid this future?By the time nations once again get round a table in Paris in December to discuss climate change, hunger should be on the menu. Researchers have just warned that a new and aggressive strain of yellow rust fu[...]
17 hours ago
Disabled people are fed up of always being portrayed by the media as heroes, scroungers, or braveHurrah for Clarissa Mullery. If you’re not familiar with Silent Witness, Clarissa Mullery, played by Liz Carr, is a fantastic forensic scientist. She is clever, witty, insightful and very good at her j[...]
17 hours ago
Family has some legislative backers and an upcoming hearing, as Idaho joins a larger movement to loosen laws and allow the use of marijuana extract oilTen-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, whi[...]
18 hours ago
Channel 4’s experiment into the effects of cannabis aims to research the differences between ingesting hashish and skunk in a controlled environmentAt medical school, we were told that “to study medicine without books is to sail an uncharted sea, but to study without seeing patients is not to go[...]
18 hours ago
Sir Bruce Keogh says problems of weekend care can only be solved by ending premium rates paid to staff for working weekendsPoor weekend care in NHS hospitals is leaving the most vulnerable patients feeling neglected and unsafe, and wasting money on operating theatres, laboratories and diagnostic equ[...]
19 hours ago
OCIAL Services Minister Scott Morrison is prepared to consider dumping a plan that will force young, unemployed Australians to wait six months for the dole. "IF someone wants to put something on the table which is a good idea, well we can look at what's ...
19 hours ago
profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the NY Metropolitan Area. Kids Serve performers hailed from shows like ...
The kids donated toiletry items and created toiletry bags to be given to Urban Pathways, a not via Live.com News 

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1 day ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) today launched its celebration of National Social Work Month in March and the 60th anniversary of the association with activities that highlight this year’s theme, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.” NASW is the largest professional social [...]
 

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5 days ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris[...]