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Charity helping people suffering from anorexia and bulimia reveals people waiting up to five years to start treatment People with an eating disorder are waiting as long as five years to start treatment on the NHS, putting their recovery in peril, according to a report.Beat, a charity which helps peo[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’Local authority children’s services are being reduced to crisis-driven firefighting as a result of “crippling” central government funding cuts, according to a report.Three le[...]
ChildrenPovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
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Those entering nursing now are faced with increased responsibility in a challenging NHS environment. Here’s what they thinkNursing isn’t what I expected it to be, there’s never enough time for patient contact which really saddens me. Nurses are now mainly office-based and have to delegate the [...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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Clare gives Megan a lesson in urban culture Continue reading...
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My former colleagues do extraordinary work under extreme pressure, says the X Factor winner and former guard. They deserve our recognition – and respectBefore Sam Bailey won the 2013 X Factor final, she had been patrolling the landings and corridors of HMP Gartree, a life-sentence prison in Leices[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
While other countries see value in swapping ideas and best practice on social policy, the UK is already Brexiting European-wide dialogue and thinking
The conference language will be English, but few native speakers will be present when European leaders meet civil society, business and trade uni[...]
Children
1 week ago
Disabled people aged 18-64 make up a third of all social care users, yet they are not getting the support they needThere’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges facing Britain is how we deal with our ageing population. The countless warnings about the crisis in social care leave no room for [...]
PolicyHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
For nearly 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has protected the day-to-day rights of disabled people. A new bill threatens to take them awayAmid the chaos of US policymaking under Donald Trump it could be easy to miss all manner of damaging manoeuvres. However, when it comes to attacks on[...]
EducationDisabilities
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Fears of Brexit brain drain as BMA report reveals sentiment of European Economic Area medics Almost one in five of the NHS’s European doctors have made plans to quit Britain, according to research that has raised fresh fears of a Brexit-induced medical brain drain.And almost half of the health ser[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Across the arts, old age is either portrayed as a bleak struggle or ignored altogether. An event in Frankfurt and Stuttgart aims to rewrite the scriptA woman with a silver bob sits with her husband and their middle-aged son, leafing through a family photo album. They come across a picture of a beaut[...]
1 week ago
Being a charity trustee involves significant legal liabilities. It’s almost as though the government actively wants to deter volunteers Be careful, be very careful. If that is the message charity trustees are now hearing, what does that imply for the sector’s willingness to innovate and take ris[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Overuse of antibiotics on farms is major cause of growing resistance in humans, as campaigners name Lidl as worst performerMost of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains are falling short on measures to reduce the use of antibiotics in the production of the meat and animal products they sell, campaig[...]
Health
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BMA report raises fears of Brexit medical brain drain as half of European Economic Area medics also consider leavingAlmost one in five of the NHS’s European doctors have made plans to quit Britain, according to research that has raised fresh fears of a Brexit-induced medical brain drain.And almost[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Police are investigating the device, with the incident not believed to be terror-relatedThe discovery of a suspected explosive device led to parts of a prison being put on lockdown on Sunday, the Guardian understands.The incident inside HMP Risley in Warrington is not being treated as terror-related[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
This adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up Sikh in the 60s is brave and funny ... but romantic additions detract from the love letter to a familyA young boy in a vest sits on a chair leaning forward so that he is looking at the floor. A woman’s hands gently and lovingly apply oil[...]
Children and Parenting
1 week ago
I have shared tears of happiness and heartbreak, writes Neil Young, of his 30-year career in the care sectorAfter reading a barrage of negativity about the poor care of our elderly, I found myself reflecting on the real essence of care. During my 30-year career as a nurse and manager privately and i[...]
HealthEducationChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
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David Ward suggests other uses for the money paid to Bet365’s chief executive, Denise CoatesDenise Coates considers her latest annual remuneration of £199m fair recognition of what she has done for her online gambling company, Bet365 (Report, 13 November). Had she been paid the current median ann[...]
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GPS tracking tag programme that was launched in 2011 is not expected to come into use until 2019, MPs are toldFresh delays have hit the government’s scandal-hit programme for the electronic tagging of offenders, which mean the next-generation satellite tracking tags will not come into use until ea[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
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My friend and colleague David Hamilton, who has died aged 86, decided that he wanted to become a surgeon because it would allow him to use the manual skills he had learned from his father, a civil engineer and keen handyman, ion the pursuit of medicine.He was born in Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham, the[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
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West Midlands ambulance service says crews regularly targeted after note left on vehicle as staff battled to save man’s lifeThe ambulance service whose paramedics were left a note complaining their vehicle was blocking a driveway as they battled to save a man’s life has repeatedly been the targe[...]
Health and Care
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Shortly after I first read The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, I wrote to Iona and Peter Opie to pass on a playground chant from my schooldays. To my surprise and delight, within a week I received a letter from Iona commenting in detail on where my offering fitted their research.Thus began a co[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
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We’d like to speak to people who have suffered serious loneliness in the past, but have found ways to reconnect
There’s no doubt loneliness is a serious problem – in 2014, Britain was named the loneliness capital of Europe, with a significant proportion of us having no one to rely on in a c[...]
HealthHealth and Care
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NSPCC calls for ministers to press social media sites to do more to protect children from online abuseThe number of children receiving counselling over cyberbullying has more than doubled in five years, prompting the NSPCC to call on ministers to put pressure on social media sites to do more to prot[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
With the Church of England encouraging its schools to avoid using labels conformed to gender stereotypes, we’d like to hear your experiences
In new guidance, the CofE has advised its schools that boys should be given the freedom to wear heels or a tutu, and girls to wear a toolbelt or fireman[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
New virtual reality films will be used to recruit and hone empathy in adopters and foster carers A new virtual reality (VR) film gives adopters and foster carers the chance to put themselves in the shoes of a child in care. Continue reading...
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