Social Care

  • Child protection – UK response is inadequate.

     More questions than answers. There has been so much on Twitter and in the press about the on-going investigation into alleged sexual abuses perpetrated by Jimmy Saville, that as an organisation involved in adult and child protection we have been very wary and ...

    Posted at November 8, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • 25% increase in alcohol related deaths

    Report warns more people are dying from liver disease than ever before The number of people dying from liver disease in England is rising, according to the first ever national report on the statistics published today by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network. Deaths from liver disease: Implications for end ...

    Posted at March 22, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • Adult protection TV advert launched

    Don’t just walk on by if you see an adult being hurt. Scottish local authorities are in the midst of a major campaign to raise awareness of issues of adult protection and support in the country. Running from 22 - 31 March, the TV advertising campaign ...

    Posted at March 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • Call for compassion in older people care

    Ageist language needs challenging The long awaited interim report of the Commission on Dignity in Care has been published and the response of the media has been intriguing. Two main stories dominate - one on the use of offensive language , the other about how compassion rather than qualification should be ...

    Posted at February 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • Call for dignity to be at heart of care

    National dignity campaign launched. A national campaign has been launched to highlight the importance of achieving dignity for older people. NHS nurses and care workers should sign up to a code of conduct guaranteeing that elderly patients are treated with dignity and respect, according to an alliance of politicians, regulators and charities. Pensioners ...

    Posted at February 23, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • PM calls for alcohol controls

    The terrible costs of alcohol abuse Already this year we have witnessed calls from medical professionals to introduce price controls on alcohol and to lower our alcohol consumption. Now the Prime Minister is to highlight the massive fiscal and personal costs of Britain’s addiction to alcohol. Prime ...

    Posted at February 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • The drive-through funeral parlour.

    Untouchable bereavement. They say that the most previous gift you can give someone who is important to you is your time. I thought of that as I came across a story in the Metro. It describes the events at the Robert L. Adams drive-through funeral home first opened in 1974 which is ...

    Posted at February 10, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • New guidance on assisted suicide

    GMC guidance launched. The General Medical Council is seeking views on guidance for its decision makers when they are considering allegations about a doctor’s involvement in encouraging or assisting suicide. This is a major and sensitive issue as we have often said here at Equal and Diverse and so this step from ...

    Posted at February 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • Major social care case at Supreme Court

    Implications could be massive Perhaps one of the most significant cases ion recent legal history comes to the Supreme Court this week. The case is one challenging the way councils in England can consider their finances when assessing people for social care. A severely disabled man - known as KM - and ...

    Posted at February 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
  • Social workers need more mental health capacity training

    Research highlights training weaknesses. Decisions around mental capacity are never easy to make. In our mental capacity training at Equal and Diverse we are continually aware that for many staff it is an area of decision making and risk engagement which causes particular challenge and dilemma. ...

    Posted at February 2, 2012 | By : | Categories : Social Care | 0 Comment
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