Older people

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Adults

Diary: ‘There are significant hoarding issues and a risk of things stalling’

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Adults

Diary: ‘I make the calls before anyone can change their mind!’

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Adults

Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

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Social worker and older person

Adults

Statement to set out skills expected for social work with older people

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Adults

Council criticised after assessment failings left service user overcharged for care

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Sally Percival's son Alex (pictured) has a real passion for the second world war. A personal budget has enabled him to take part in historial re-enactments.

Adults

Personal budgets changed my family’s life – but we had to fight hard to get them

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People with learning disabilities are biggest users of Shared Lives schemes. Posed by models. Photo: John Birdsall/REX/Shutterstock

Adults, Mental Health

NHS to bankroll development of Shared Lives support for adults in England

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Adults

Care Act information gaps preventing timely assessments of need, finds research

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Budget cut

Adults, Mental Health, Children, Workforce

Council approves plan to shed more than 50 social care posts

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Cutting red tape

Adults, Workforce

Red tape is diverting residential homes from caring, review reports

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Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Older people with autism can depend on social care, so appropriate training is vital

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elderly lady, emergency alarm

Adults

Social workers must be vigilant in how they wield their power

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Adults, Stand Up For Social Work, Workforce

Social work hero: ‘I hope when I’m older I have a social worker like those in this team’

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Adults, Workforce, Stand Up For Social Work

How a dog walk improved the lives of 250,000 people

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Adults, Stand Up For Social Work, Workforce

How Penny the pig is helping elderly care home residents

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Adults, Workforce

Social work diary: ‘A plan is all set, only to completely fall apart at 4pm’

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