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Increase in adult social care jobs but more are part-time

The number of adult social care jobs has increased by about 4% between 2011 and 2012, an overall increase of 15% since 2009. The figures are in the annual Skills for Care report on the size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce. However there are fewer workers (1.5m) than there are […]

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Mid Staffs inquiry is wake-up call for social work, too

The Mid Staffs inquiry report has significant implications for social care and social work, as well as for the NHS, argues Roger Kline. This is a tale of under-staffing, bullying, and a demoralised workforce with staff stretched to the limit and beyond. But it is not a care home or some of the more stressed […]

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10 things I wish I’d been told before starting social work

A new tranche of social workers-to-be are gearing up to start their courses and practising social workers have been passing on their top tips and experience of the profession on our CareSpace forums. Here are extracts from a post from one forum user, southerner, on things they wish they had been told before beginning a career in the “chaotic and yet […]

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10 things I wish I’d been told before starting social work

A new tranche of social workers-to-be are gearing up to start their courses and practising social workers have been passing on their top tips and experience of the profession on our CareSpace forums. Here are extracts from a post from one forum user, southerner, on things they wish they had been told before beginning a career in the “chaotic and yet […]

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10 things I wish I’d been told before starting social work

A new tranche of social workers-to-be are gearing up to start their courses and practising social workers have been passing on their top tips and experience of the profession on our CareSpace forums. Here are extracts from a post from one forum user, southerner, on things they wish they had been told before beginning a career in the “chaotic and yet […]

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10 things I wish I’d been told before starting social work

A new tranche of social workers-to-be are gearing up to start their courses and practising social workers have been passing on their top tips and experience of the profession on our CareSpace forums. Here are extracts from a post from one forum user, southerner, on things they wish they had been told before beginning a career in the “chaotic and yet […]

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Students.jpg

10 things I wish I’d been told before starting social work

A new tranche of social workers-to-be are gearing up to start their courses and practising social workers have been passing on their top tips and experience of the profession on our CareSpace forums. Here are extracts from a post from one forum user, southerner, on things they wish they had been told before beginning a career in the “chaotic and yet […]

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BBC Panorama looks into Maria Worroll abuse case

Keep an eye out for Panorama’s undercover report tonight on the Maria Worroll abuse case, which we reported on last week. Apparently Fiona Phillips looks into the CQC’s and the care home provider’s role in preventing such attacks on elderly residents. 8:30pm, BBC One. Image c/o BBC Panorama

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BBC Panorama looks into Maria Worroll abuse case

Keep an eye out for Panorama’s undercover report tonight on the Maria Worroll abuse case, which we reported on last week. Apparently Fiona Phillips looks into the CQC’s and the care home provider’s role in preventing such attacks on elderly residents. 8:30pm, BBC One. Image c/o BBC Panorama

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Housing officer sacked for helping elderly woman

The  SuttonGuardian has an interesting story about a housing officer who was fired forhelping an elderly woman with continence problems, despite her being a formernurse.The housing association said her actions breached its procedures for dealingwith the elderly and vulnerable.Would you help someone like this if you had the training but it breachedpolicy? Let us know […]

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