14% increase in number of people using Shared Lives compares with 4% cut in overall number of users of council-commissioned care
Over half of carers have experienced depression and four in ten are cutting back on essentials to make ends meet, finds Carers UK
These 12 winning images from Community Care's third annual charity photo competition will brighten your day
A recent report into poverty gives the lie to the stereotypes of 'scroungers' and 'skivers' and provides valuable learning for social workers, says Karen Postle
The new system will support information sharing and case management between health and social care practitioners
Problematic alcohol use among women is often associated with domestic or sexual abuse or self-harm and requires a tailored and sensitive response from practitioners, says Dr Patsy Staddon
Torfaen Council’s Sue Evans talks about the challenges of implementing Wales’ social care reforms
A group of social workers has requested to split off from their council and form a mutually-led social work practice, in order to put more focus on early intervention.
The Calderdale social workers, many of whom were newly qualified, asked…
Alzheimers' UK research finds professionals need improved training on the Mental Capacity Act, and the time to follow the legislation
A report has found the gap between managers and frontline staff is widening- but is a good manager worth the investment?
Expert by experience Keymn Whervin shares her thoughts on what makes good and poor social care
Burt will replace Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb as the lead on adult social care and mental health
Figures indicate councils are running up backlogs of cases as less than half of applications have been completed
Ruth Smith, content director at Community Care, explains the thinking behind Community Care’s rebrand, which launched today
Benefits Street series one featured residents living on James Turner Street, Birmingham and caused Channel 4 to be accused of making 'poverty porn'. Locals in Stockton-on-Tees, where series two is set, are determined to show another side to the story
The new framework aims to reduce the number of people on care and support plans by improving access to preventative services.
Comment: The election result signals profound changes to public services. Social work needs to be prepared to respond.
Experts predict £30bn real term cuts will hit 'unprotected' departments, including social care