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News
New approach to reduce hospital admissions due to falls 

18 Jul 18

THE number of frail older people needing to attend hospital in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to reduce, thanks to a new approach developed to identify people at risk of falling.


FOI
Adult Social Care Contract – Residential care (with nursing) – over 65’s 

16 Jul 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andrew Statham on 16 July 2018 .


Blog comment
Concerns about the health of our NHS at 70 

6 Jul 18

Our NHS and Social Care services are suffering from a chronic lack of funding.


NHS
Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

6 Jul 18

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Board meeting next week and members of the public are invited to attend.


Rugby
Warning over £8 billion funding gap for social care and help for the homeless 

3 Jul 18

UK council chiefs issue major warning ahead of their conference Birmingham…


News
Why practice leadership needs to be closer to the hard realities of social work practice 

2 Jul 18

by Tony Stanley The recent Care Crisis Review  called for more inclusive social work practice and a far less adversarial approach by workers, with proportionate involvement and respectful relationships being at the heart of good practice.


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

27 Jun 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by HCT Group on 27 June 2018 .


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

27 Jun 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by HCT Group on 27 June 2018 .


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

27 Jun 18

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by HCT Group on 27 June 2018 .


FOI
Adult Social Care Contract – Residential care (with nursing) – over 65’s 

27 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andrew Statham on 27 June 2018 .


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

26 Jun 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by HCT Group on 26 June 2018 .


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

26 Jun 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by HCT Group on 26 June 2018 .


FOI
SEND and ASC transport spend 

26 Jun 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by HCT Group on 26 June 2018 .


FOI
Adult Social Care Contract – Residential care (with nursing) – over 65’s 

25 Jun 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Andrew Statham on 25 June 2018 .


FOI
Social Care Case Management System – Legacy system/data archive access 

20 Jun 18

Response by Coventry City Council to Melanie Sweet on 20 June 2018 .


Blog feature
New Chair of the Board of Trustees for SCVO 

20 Jun 18

SCVO have appointed Geoff Foster as the new Chair of their Board of Trustees.


News
How this adult social care service’s open culture supports brave social work 

18 Jun 18

Want to be part of Gloucestershire County Council’s open and supportive adult social care service? Find out more about joining a service that helps you make the brave decisions that transform lives for the better.


Blog feature
Do We Care? 

15 Jun 18

It’s a simple, four letter word.


News
Monitoring visit finds uneven progress being made at children’s trust 

15 Jun 18

Ofsted has given children’s social care in Birmingham a mixed bill of health following its latest monitoring visit, noting “progress” in some areas but warning of a “lack of focus” in others.


News
Social workers honoured on Queen’s birthday list 

12 Jun 18

This year’s Queen’s birthday honours list has recognised a number of social workers and managers, and others involved in social care, for their services to the sector.


News
The original social work Try Before You Apply day returns 

11 Jun 18

To find out more and secure your place on Somerset’s ‘Try Before You Apply’ day phone Claire Nuttall on 07855 287 139 or email CNuttall@Somerset.


News
Where councils are going wrong in their implementation of the Care Act 

8 Jun 18

By Belinda Schwehr CASCAIDr (Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution) has been open for five months now as a legal advice charity.


Council
Innovative drug and alcohol support services launch in Coventry 

6 Jun 18

On Monday 4 June, national health and social care charity Change Grow Live (CGL) together with Coventry City Council officially launched their new drug and alcohol support service for adults.


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

4 Jun 18

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Ruth Bryan on 4 June 2018 .


News
‘As poverty has become more about individuals, child protection has become more authoritarian’ 

4 Jun 18

by Simon Haworth Poverty is an increasingly dominant context for social work in times of austerity.


FOI
Social Care Case Management System – Legacy system/data archive access 

31 May 18

Response by Coventry City Council to Melanie Sweet on 31 May 2018 .


Blog feature
Communities in Sync Limited (CIS) is Recruiting a Development Manager 

29 May 18

Are you a self-confident and enthusiastic ‘go-getter’ who can spot create opportunities within the Health, Wellbeing and Social Care sectors to develop needs-led services and persuade others to support your ideas? CIS is looking to recruit an …


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

29 May 18

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ruth Bryan on 29 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

24 May 18

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ruth Bryan on 24 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

23 May 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Ruth Bryan on 23 May 2018 .


News
As a social worker, should I keep sharing personal stories with the families I am working with? 

23 May 18

by Andrew Matthews As part of a learning day for my course to become a practice educator we were required to speak with students about experiences and challenges around boundaries.


News
Marie curie Hospice team handed top charity award for Motor Neurone Disease clinics 

22 May 18

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a health and social care team were handed a pretigious award from the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.


Blog comment
Dementia Awareness Week 

19 May 18

The week 21st-25th May marks Dementia Awarness Week.


News
Frontline social work training costs ‘excellent value for money’, minister told 

17 May 18

A group of directors of children’s services has told the children’s minister that the “quality of practice skill exhibited by Frontline participants” represents “excellent value for money” after the model was challenged by groups earlier …


News
‘You’re doing social work like you would anywhere else; but you’re doing it in a way that allows innovation’ 

16 May 18

Since its launch in 2014, Achieving for Children (AfC) has increased the number of local authorities in its umbrella by one third.


News
Government orders ‘inadequate’ council to cooperate with ‘peer support’ programme from other London borough 

11 May 18

The Department for Education (DfE) has ordered an inadequate-rated council to comply with a two-year ‘peer support’ programme from a fellow London borough as it seeks to get its children’s services back on track.


FOI
Childrens social services gender proportions 

11 May 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by tonytrude on 11 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

10 May 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Ruth Bryan on 10 May 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

8 May 18

Response by Dudley Council to Celia on 8 May 2018 .


NHS
Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

4 May 18

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Board meeting next week and members of the public are invited to attend.


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

2 May 18

Clarification sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Ruth Bryan on 2 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

1 May 18

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ruth Bryan on 1 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

1 May 18

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Ruth Bryan on 1 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

1 May 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Ruth Bryan on 1 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

1 May 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Ruth Bryan on 1 May 2018 .


FOI
Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

1 May 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Ruth Bryan on 1 May 2018 .


News
Why you should start your social work career in Oxfordshire 

30 Apr 18

Get your social work career off to the very best start by applying to join Oxfordshire’s assessed and supported year in employment programme (ASYE) .


News
Why are more social work assessments leading to no further action? 

26 Apr 18

by Katherine Purvis Children’s social workers are assessing more referrals that lead to no further action due to cuts to early prevention services and a lack of understanding around thresholds, experts say.


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

23 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Celia on 23 April 2018 .


FOI
The Number of Individual Referrals to Childrens Social Care Services 

16 Apr 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Celia on 16 April 2018 .







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