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16/05/21

"Why here? Why now?": Lessons for Living, by Dr Neil Thompson

Life is never without its challenge, but there is always the opportunity to learn and grow from those demands made on us. Dr Neil Thompson offers advice to tackle these problems and help social workers and care professionals to realise their potential.

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14/05/21

Integrated Care System reforms could improve care services for patients, MPs say

A report by the Health and Social Care Committee into Government reforms of the NHS and social care is supportive of proposals, subject to accountability mechanisms on the safety and quality of care being built into legislation.

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13/05/21

Ten million people in England will need support for their mental health, experts say

Centre for Mental Health analysis says COVID-19 will cast five-year shadow over nation’s mental health.

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13/05/21

‘Homes not Hospitals’ campaign launched for autistic people and people with disabilities

A new campaign argues autistic people and people with learning disabilities should not be in hospital units but supported to live independent and fulfilling lives.

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12/05/21

Leaders and campaigners split over controversial plans for new age assessment board

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services says it supports the establishment of a new National Age Assessment Board, with the caveat that it “must be driven by a child-centric approach”, but campaigners oppose the changes.

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12/05/21

“The oven-ready plan is burning”: Social care leaders react to Queen’s Speech

Meaningful social care reform has been “kicked into the long grass again”, say campaigners, after reform plans were absent from the Government’s agenda.

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11/05/21

New study to explore switch to online communication with care-experienced young people

A new research project has been launched to investigate how COVID-19 and lockdown measures have affected ‘family time’ and the move to online communication with care-experienced children and young people.

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11/05/21

More visitors and outside visits allowed as restrictions eased for care home residents

From next Monday care home residents will be able to have more named visitors and more opportunities to make visits out with no need to self-isolate when they return.

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