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Policy News

1 day ago
We may be on different sides of the table, but legal aid lawyers like me feel the anxiety of the Home Office caseworkers who lose sleep over a failing system
I worry asylum caseworkers are failing people in their darkest hour
As a legal aid caseworker specialising in immigration and asylum, I[...]
Minorities and Immigration
2 days ago
ndrew Street has received project funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the Department of Health's Policy Research Programme, and the European Union. The views expressed are his own. Just as in their 2015 manifesto, the Conservatives are ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
term healthcare and social work costs in supporting elderly people, especially those who are very sick and forced to “hang on”. Perhaps death is the cure to save the NHS ...
but it might offer the most dignified and elegant solution to reducing long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Home secretary responds to audience member on Question Time by insisting most intelligence comes from Prevent strategy, not police work
The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has denied that cuts in police forces contributed to Monday’s terror atrocity in Manchester.
Rudd was confronted on BBC1’[...]
Criminal Justice
3 days ago
Forget grand shiny programmes - our initiative will support Liverpool’s community and social enterprise groups to tackle big social challengesI’ve spent the past 10 years of my life working in Liverpool’s social sector. I’ve got my hands dirty, fundraised, tendered, spun out and spun in. Tod[...]
EducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
From a dementia tax to a National Care Service, the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat election promises about social care examinedWhile the snap election appears to be about getting a mandate for Brexit, the controversy over social care proposals in the Conservative manifesto has ignited the[...]
PolicyD
4 days ago
Changing role of the state is seriously affecting charities, while governance and digital skills remain areas of concern, finds a report by New Philanthropy Capital
The charity sector is full of skilled and passionate people and organisations doing valuable work. But it is no good pretending tha[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 – largely because of a significant rise in dementia-related disability, research findsThe NHS and social care system in the UK is facing a staggering increase in the cost of looking after elderly people within the next few years,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyDisabilities
5 days ago
hat number has climbed in recent years, from 74,000 enrollees in July 2011 to 213,676 in December 2016, according to the state Department of Social Services. Connecticut’s overall Medicaid population also has swelled, from 450,377 enrollees in July 2009 ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
ASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Trusts fail to limit overspending to £580m but make inroads into previous year’s £2.45bn figureNHS trusts overspent by £770m last year in the latest sign that hospitals are finding it impossible to meet fast-rising demand for care while their finances are facing an unprecedented squeeze. That t[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
As funding debates are dominated by elder care, there are others whose needs are ignored while the services they depend on are starved of cashThe government appears to have finally accepted the dire state of social care funding with the announcement of a new green paper. Whichever party takes power [...]
PolicyChildrenCareers
1 week ago
on't remember seeing Malcolm at any of those mtgs. Social Services Minister Christian Porter took it further, saying Mr Shorten would have to tell constituents with disabilities he valued getting into power more than he valued their life if he failed to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Nuffield Trust thinktank says promises by Tories, Labour and Lib Dems fail to match lowest projections of what NHS will needThe major political parties have failed to guarantee the NHS the extra money it will need in the next few years to cope with the growing pressures on it, independent health exp[...]
Health and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Christopher Stapleton tells of humiliating experience on Virgin Trains service months after rail minister pledged to take actionA 59-year-old wheelchair user has spoken out about how he was forced to wet himself on a Virgin train because the disabled toilet was out of order.The incident has emerged [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Democrat William O’Neill, a possible contender for governor, wants to tax sales of the drug and release all non-violent marijuana offenders from prisonAn Ohio supreme court justice who is considering a run for governor has said it is time for the state to decriminalise marijuana.William O’Neill,[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
Pressure on NHS practices blamed on underfunding and Brexit fears among overseas dentistsPeople in Cornwall face a wait of up to 18 months to register with an NHS dentist amid growing concerns that health services in England’s poorest county are at breaking point.Cornwall has a backlog of more tha[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Chief executive of hospital trusts group issues warning that nursing morale and recruitment will be hitMinisters should address mounting disquiet among NHS staff about pay and recruitment if the health service is to avoid a full-blown staffing crisis, the head of the official body that represents ho[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
term health of government benefits programs continues to grow. Here's one important question: what do we owe people who paid for years into social benefit programs like Medicare and Social Security? For ...
Southwest Missouri via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
My town had 18 officers on the beat 10 years ago. Now there are four. The service we provide is woefully inadequate - but not for the want of tryingI’ve already been at work for 10 hours and should have been home by now, but I am only five miles away from an emergency call; the next available poli[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
New research warns of increasingly dysfunctional relationship between charities and the state amid budget cutsNearly two-thirds of charities say they have used money from public donations to prop up key health and social services they have been hired to provide, according to new research to be publi[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
The Linden Centre in Chelmsford has been the site of seven suicides by hanging since 2000 despite receiving repeated criticism for safety failures Police have launched an inquiry into a series of deaths among patients at an NHS mental health hospital which has been regularly criticised for safety fa[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Hospitals slowly returning to normal after ransomware attack led to cancelled operations and diverted ambulancesNHS trusts are experiencing disruption one week after a cyber-attack caused havoc in more than 150 countries.The unprecedented ransomware breach froze computers across the health service l[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
So far the election campaign has been helpful to the NHS, but the three main parties’ plans would all leave a significant funding gapLabour’s election manifesto offers confused plans for the NHS, while the Conservatives have admitted there are serious problems with existing legislation.
The T[...]
PolicyHealth
1 week ago
Conservatives saying the state is super? Public managers should remember this moment when the real cuts bite
After years of drought, the words fall like precious drops of water. No mention of public servants putting “scars on his back”, as Tony Blair put it, or “enemies of enterprise” (Da[...]
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38 weeks ago
The United States is gripped by an opioid and heroin addiction crisis. The social work profession will play a valuable and key role in our nation’s efforts to address this issue. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Justice Brief Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug P[...]
 

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42 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Most Medicare beneficiaries go without an emotional support system when there is a change in their health status. A provision in the Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S.2173; H.R.3712) aims to fix that problem by allowing clinical social workers across the nation to [...]
 
47 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Medical providers and contractors continue to illegally deny Medicare coverage and care based on an “improvement standard” that has been eliminated, according to a March 1 press release by the Center for Medicare Advocacy. On that date, CMA and Vermont Legal Aid filed[...]