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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

‘The injustice exposed by Covid has left me angrier’, says outgoing social care directors’ leader

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government proposes mandating Covid-19 vaccination for care home workers

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Social care cuts and increased charges causing ‘huge distress’ to disabled people

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Adults, Workforce

Government to spend £1.2m on AMHP training to “urgently address” workforce shortages

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Adults

Ending eligibility: ten tests for establishing a human rights-based approach to adult social care

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Adults, Social work leaders

‘Short-termist’ government approach to adult social care starving sector of investment, says watchdog

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government scraps coronavirus provisions allowing councils to suspend key Care Act duties

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Adults

Employers saved £400m after Supreme Court finds care staff not entitled to minimum wage for sleep-in shifts

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Adults

Do not resuscitate orders have risen during pandemic, amid “serious” human rights concerns, finds CQC

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government finds additional Covid social care cash at 11th hour with services on ‘financial cliff edge’

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Adults, Children, Coronavirus, Workforce

Supporting social workers in 2021

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Adults

Council had no regard for man’s human rights in leaving him in care home for five months, report finds

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Community Care, Adults, Inform Adults, Inform Children, Mental Health

How social workers can work with domestic abuse, substance use and mental ill health

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Adults, Social work leaders

Budget cuts planned for social care as councils count cost of pandemic, public spending watchdog finds

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Adults, Social work leaders, Workforce

Government opens migration route for some overseas care staff but providers say more must be done

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Adults, Social work leaders

People denied entitlement to continuing healthcare because of assessment backlog, experts warn

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