About Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter is Community Care’s adults social care journalist

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Adults

Strengths-based practice: the overlaps between improving social work and managing resources

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Adults

Service users left isolated as councils fail to meet eligible social support needs, say social workers

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‘We are fighting for funding’ – 15 examples from social workers of the impact of care cuts on people’s lives

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What Dorset’s local government reorganisation means for the county’s social care services

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Adults

Accelerating closure of user-led bodies, amid care cuts, creates ‘perfect storm’ for disabled people

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Scheme to help learning disabled people move out of hospitals ‘floundering’, warn NHS leaders

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Adults’ principal social workers ask to join ADASS membership

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Children

Special guardianship assessments ‘rushed’ by 26-week care proceedings timescale, study finds

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Adults

Adults’ social workers: take our survey on care package cuts

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Children

Ray Jones: ‘If councils lose accountability for children’s services then families will lose the help they need’

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Rob Greig: ‘We are going backwards on learning disability – there needs to be a fresh narrative’

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‘There is no faith in us as workers’: social workers on presenting cases to panel

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The funding panel policies testing the limits of the Care Act

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‘We’re told the panel doesn’t make the final decision – clearly that’s not the case at all’

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Councils reducing delayed discharges at faster rate than NHS

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Children

Social worker struck off over supervision failings

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