Adults

News, practice information and opinion on older people, disability and adult social care
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Adults, Children

How structural racism faced by Roma families in the child protection system can be tackled

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Adults, Workforce

Care worker pay falls behind that of retail staff and cleaners, as turnover continues to mount

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Adults

‘Worrying’ rise in ‘inadequate’ inpatient care for people with autism and learning disabilities

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Adults, Coronavirus

Face-to-face DoLS assessments strongly discouraged in high-risk Covid areas

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Adults, Social work leaders

Care home provider ‘broke law’ by charging extra fees to NHS-funded residents, rules regulator

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investigations

Adults

Council failed to meet woman’s eligible need to maintain home

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Adults, Coronavirus

Costs of administering Covid social care fund may outweighing benefits, warns provider leader

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Adults, Coronavirus

‘Why social workers should oppose the continuation of the Care Act easements’

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Mental Capacity Act

Adults

Single code of practice planned for Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty

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Adults, Workforce

Chief social workers to pilot workforce race and equality standard

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Matt Hancock

Adults, Mental Health

Government to drop Coronavirus Act provisions weakening Mental Health Act protections

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Adults, Coronavirus

Self-isolation law puts disabled adults at risk of prosecution or unreasonable force, warn experts

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Ending free movement poses ‘stark’ risks to social care without extra funding, warn government advisers

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care staff need new pay structure, on par with NHS, within months, government told

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Dictionary, definition of the word abuse.

Adults

Staff abused women at learning disability unit, finds CQC

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Adults, Workforce

Higher NHS pay for forensic social workers causing recruitment challenge for councils

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