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14 hours ago
One of the major failings of the NHS Five Year Forward View (Price of saving the NHS: £8bn extra by 2020, 23 October) is the lack of emphasis on social care and the need for a more integrated approach. Over the past few years social care has been cut back to the bare bone by cash-strapped loca[...]
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21 hours ago
onzales holds a law degree from the University of California, Davis and worked with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for 25 years in various capacities helping people with disabilities live independently in their communities.
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
Youths with developmental disabilities can get help during the transition to adulthood through a new service model launched in Nanaimo last fall. The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation's Navigator service helps an individual identify goals ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 days ago
Training scheme teaches taxi drivers and other firms how to respond to needs of visually impaired customersIf I get into a taxi, I can tell if the driver has been on one of the courses, says Dennis Callaghan, 96, from Walton in Liverpool. They immediately want to help, from the minute they see my tw[...]
4 days ago
togethers and events. Operating expenses would be covered by payments provided to the tenants by government social service agencies. In an open letter to the community, Kathy Ohman said FORWARD envisions ...
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
6 days ago
it received one of the country's top awards for social service at the President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards. Runninghour has close to ...
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1 week ago
Doctors who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to die may be less likely to face criminal chargesThe director of public prosecutions has clarified guidelines around assisted dying, confirming that doctors who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to die may be less likely to f[...]
Health and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Disability campaigners and disabled people remain outraged at this attack against them (Minister forced to apologise for disabled insult, October 16). We say Lord Freud should resign after his disgusting comments that disabled people are not worth the minimum wage. Freud is the architect of the gove[...]
1 week ago
While ministers vilify people on benefits (Freud sorry for comment about disabled people, 15 October), we urge everyone who thinks this is wrong to stand up for benefit justice. Attacks on benefits threaten everyone who is low-paid, not working, sick, has disabilities or plain unlucky. Freezing hous[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
The Institute for Social Work and Research (ISWAR) in association with the Sightsavers India, District Red Cross, Khurda, Indian Red Cross Society, State branch and the Directorate for Welfare of Persons with Disabilities today observed White Cane Safety ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Labour leader Ed Miliband challenges David Cameron at prime minister's questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday over Tory minister Lord Freud's suggestion that disabled people could be paid less than the minimum wage. Cameron says the comment, made by Freud at a Tory conference fringe meeting,[...]
1 week ago
Labour calls for welfare minister to be sacked for saying some disabled people were not worth the minimum wage
Comment: Tory message to disabled people youre just not worth itLord Freud, the welfare reform minister, has offered a full and unreserved apology after Ed Miliband revealed that he [...]
1 week ago
A mentoring scheme is giving potential councillors funds and support to increase diversity in town hallsWhen prospective councillor Tom Garrod went door-to-door canvassing aged just 18, his first experience did nothing to calm his nerves. He asked to speak to the householder; I was told they had pas[...]
1 week ago
Statistics released in the Australian Council of Social Services' poverty report yesterday suggested more than 2.4 million Australians were living below the poverty line. Women, children, Indigenous Australians and people with disabilities are the most “at risk” ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesWomens Issues
1 week ago
year sentence, with most of the prison time suspended. The Baltimore Department of Social Services became the boy's legal guardian, and he was placed under LifeLine's care on Dec. 4, 2013, according to an Anne Arundel County police report.
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1 week ago
edicare rebates are available sometimes through GPs, as well as rebates through some private health funds and government schemes for children for disabilities such as the Department of Social Services FaHCSIA HCWA and Betterstart programs. Parents worried ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
cKinney has managed social work services for the group homes Stone Belt operates. She has spent her career trying to find the best ways to support the people Stone Belt serves throughout the different stages of their lives, including the end. There are ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
ut of the more than 2000 people a week who are attempting to claim the DSP, fewer than half are now being approved, after social services minister Kevin Andrews ordered the overhaul on July 1. Those people have been referred to employment services to ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Steven is on his fourth liver transplant; Nigel has operated on him 10 times. Four doctors and their extraordinary patients tell their storiesNigel For 31 years, Ive been seeing children and adults with liver disease. Weve transplanted nearly 1,200 children, but Steven is the one who stands out. Ive[...]
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2 weeks ago
If approved, the program will provide funds to the Warren County Senior Center for elderly and disabled transportation, to the Warren County Department of Social Services and Community Workforce Solutions for employment transportation, and to Kerr Area ...
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General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
olice would attempt to link panhandlers to social services if they believed someone was at risk, he said. “Everyone I’ve run into so far has had no disabilities — physical or mental,” he said. Township police will continue cracking down on the ...
General Social WorkDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
he committee comprises police, parents, social service providers and 911 dispatchers. "You have to recognize what you're dealing with and respond appropriately," Richardson said. "We're trying to avoid some kind of confrontation where the officers get ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
he building houses, in part, local offices of the DHHS, Department of Social Services, Council on Aging and Disabilities and Special Needs Board. About 100 employees work in the building. “To date, very little has been done to apply a permanent solution ...
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
My hope for the next 50 years is that we look at health and wellbeing holistically. We need to give equal support to mental, emotional and physical healthThe health and social care sector has undergone radical change over the five decades that Turning Point has been providing services. You could loo[...]
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By Rena Malai, News staff Countless children are waiting for homes that many people with disabilities want to provide, says Robyn Powell, attorney adviser for the National Council on Disability. “There are a significant number of people with disabilities who want to take adoptive children in and r[...]

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