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Rachel Carter is Community Care's adults social care journalist

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The Department of Health funded six councils to take part in the first phase of the named social worker pilot, which ran from October 2016 to March this year. 
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Adults

Councils split over value of named social worker pilot

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Adults

Council criticised for not consulting woman before banning relative from visiting care home

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Adults

Council ordered to pay thousands in care fees after residency dispute caused assessment delay

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults

Services ‘too often’ failing to apply Mental Capacity Act properly

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Court decisions

Adults

Disabled man appeals High Court decision over care package cut

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Adults, Children

Council’s ‘unacceptable failings’ left struggling family without respite

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The Adults' PSW Network supports initiatives like last year's Mental Capacity Act action day, where it encouraged social workers to create 'walls of unwise decisions'. 

(Pictured here at Calderdale council.)

Adults

‘Good social work is the answer to some of the big problems we have’

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Adults

Government changes to care funding guidance ‘unacceptable’

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Adults

CQC warns of fragile sector as care services struggle to maintain ‘good’ ratings

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Adults

‘Locked up’ in learning disability units: ‘I want my son home’

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Mental Health, Workforce

Risks vs rights: how social workers handle one of the toughest jobs in mental health

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Adults

Council overspend on social care doubles as savings targets missed

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Adults

Social workers issued guidance on safeguarding adults from scams

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Adults

‘A lot of us in social care have found our value-base stretched severely’

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Adults

Redesign care worker jobs to boost retention, says report

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Adults

Autism providers sound alarm over care package cuts

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