About Mithran Samuel

Mithran Samuel is editor of communitycare.co.uk You can find him on X/Twitter at @mithransamuel and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mithran-samuel-68738021/ Email Mithran with feedback on your experience of the site at mithran.samuel@markallengroup.com

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Workforce

Union threatens court action over council plan to cover social work strike

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Children, Social work leaders

Bill to end profit from children’s care placements in Wales published

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Workforce

Most social work students in NI struggling financially, but executive says it cannot fund bursary rise

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Rishi Sunak

Adults, Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

What the 2024 general election means for social care

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Post-it note on a table with the word 'STRIKE' written on it

Workforce

Council to buy in service to cover social workers during 9-week strike

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Adults, Social work leaders

Good ratings for first three council adult services assessed by CQC

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Pad of paper with 'staff shortages' written on it

Social work leaders, Workforce

AMHP workforce 35% short of what is needed for 24-hour service, say leads

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Social workers on strike in Barnet

Workforce

Social workers escalate dispute with nine-week walkout

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Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Proposed mandatory child abuse reporting law ‘a waste of printer’s ink’, campaigners warn

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Social work leaders, Workforce

Council staff offered ‘full and final’ £1,290 pay rise for 2024-25

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Barnet social workers represented by UNISON on the picket line

Workforce

Social workers reject council offer to settle dispute after more than 40 days of strike action

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Three social workers discussing a case in their office

Social work leaders, Workforce

Social workers doing more with less, seeing increased need and weighed down by admin, finds health check

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The front cover of the Care Act 2014

Adults, Social work leaders

Ten years of the Care Act 2014: ‘the right legislation, undermined by a lack of funding’

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The word price cap written in blocks with red arrows pointing up to it

Children, Social work leaders, Workforce

Agency social work price caps will not come into force until spring 2025

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Workforce

Council staff in Scotland face real-terms pay cut, warns union as it prepares strike consultation

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Diversity Equality Inclusion write on a sticky note isolated on Office Desk.

Social work leaders, Workforce

Councils invited to sign up to scheme to highlight racial inequalities in social care workforce

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