Charlotte Emily Leah George

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Calling all Mary Berrys and Paul Hollywoods! Help bake cakes for charitable cause

DON THOSE oven gloves, strap on an apron and pre-heat the cooker because the Great Dorset Bake Sale is back for a fifth year.<p>Dorset disability …

Disability

Dorset charity calls for greater awareness about autism

A CHARITY providing support for those affected by autism is raising awareness about the need for accurate diagnoses.<p>Autism Wessex, based in Dorset, …

Autism

Film starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep set for Dorset charity screening

A CHARITY supporting blind and partially sighting people in Dorset is set to host a premiere of a new film starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep.<p>The …

Dorset

‘We were desperate to have the scope for creative social work – now we do’

“There was a lot of fear about jobs being lost. As a senior social worker, I had to re-interview for my role and that provoked a lot of anxiety. But …

Social Work

ADASS chief warns against social work being lost in ‘rush to integration’

Social work’s value is at risk of ‘being lost’ in the drive to integrate services, the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social …

Social Work

Mindful social work: ‘I was really empathising, not just planning my well-versed response’

'I'm now more present in any conversation.' Photo: Photofusion/Rex (posed by models)<p><b>Mia Holmes, social worker, West Berkshire</b><p>I’d heard of mindfulness …

Mindfulness

Greater Manchester begins £6bn 'devo health' experiment

Greater Manchester is to become the first local authority in England to take control of its £6bn health and social care budget in an experiment that has been criticised as being technocratic, undemocratic and understood by almost no one.<p>On Friday, the residents of George Osborne’s favourite city …

Radiation Therapy

Chancellor's Budget ignores the social care elephant in the room

When Chancellor George Osborne finished delivering his eighth Budget, the collective sigh of care home providers across the UK was heard, as he …

Social Work

Social workers cannot ignore the role of social media in the profession

The phenomenal growth in social networking over the past few years has given social workers a multitude of opportunities for promoting the profession and collaborating with service users.<p>However, with the potential benefits come some significant challenges, including notorious cases of social …

Social Media

Cataclysmic or positive? The impact of the national living wage on social care

‘A chance to attract a wider cohort of potential recruits’<p><i>Melanie Weatherley, chief executive, Walnut Care</i><p>Although it is a challenge, the advent of the “national living wage” can also be seen as a positive influence on the adult social care sector in a number of ways.<p>The majority of frontline staff …

Social Work

Funding cuts will make personalised care harder to implement, MPs told

14.04.16<p>Personalised social care will improve the lives of recipients of adult social care but challenges to implementing it include funding and lack …

Social Work

From struggling to success in 18 months – Wiltshire Council’s social care journey

<b>Innovative and committed, Wiltshire Council has transformed recruitment and retention of Social Care</b><p><i>Eighteen months ago, Wiltshire Council was</i> …

Social Work

Britain facing social care 'time bomb'

<b>Lack of planning for later life and a rapidly growing elderly population will see already stretched health and social care services pushed to</b> …

Designing An App For People With Severe Mental Illness

Designers worked alongside a clinical psychologist to create an app that targets smokers with severe mental illnesses.<p>Slowly but surely, America is winning its war on smoking. In 1970, 37% of all Americans smoked cigarettes. Today, it’s less than half of that. Every segment of the population is …

Chancellor attacked for ‘ignoring’ social care in Budget

Chancellor George Osborne has been criticised for failing to address the subject of social care in yesterday's Budget announcement.<p>Professor Martin …

Social Work

What bringing together NHS and care services means for social workers

When she was secretary of state for social services in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, Barbara Castle had a vision for a joined-up health and social care service. Hospital stays would be kept to a minimum and more people with long-term conditions would be looked after in their own homes.<p>Castle …

Social Work

Breaking the silence at 16 years old with the words 'Hello Mum'

<b>Voiceless in his life so far, a severely disabled 16-year-old is marvelling at being able to speak for the first time after breaking his silence with the words "Hello Mum", using a digital communication aid.</b><p>James Walker is a rugby fan, likes pop music, lives with his family in Hull and has a …

Autism

Mental health – “We must have change”

<b>Conferences of the great and the good in areas like science, health and politics take place at Oxbridge colleges most weeks of the year. But this one was like few others.</b><p>Conceived and organised by the father of an 18-year-old who had taken his own life barely a year earlier, this one-day gathering …

Mental Health

Almost half of all older people in care homes are depressed and think condition is a 'normal part of ageing'

Four in 10 people in nursing homes are depressed while one in five older people who live in their own homes suffer from the condition, with rates among older women even higher<p>Almost half of all older people in care homes are depressed and most think that the condition is now a "normal part of …

Mental Health

300,000 elderly people 'have unmet care needs and are chronically lonely'

By<p>Hundreds of thousands of older people in Britain are facing a "double whammy" of unmet care needs and being chronically lonely, a charity has …

Loneliness

Older people living alone at risk of malnutrition because they can't use kitchen safely

Almost a third of older people are not using their kitchen because they cannot get to it safely, according to a poll by Care UK.<p>A survey by the care …

Radiation Therapy

Older people can HALVE risk of dementia by gardening, dancing or going for brisk walks

Older people can halve their risk of dementia simply by gardening, dancing or going for brisk walks, according to new research.<p>The study shows that …

Personalised commissioning in adult social care

More News<p>Theresa May hints at customs union shift ahead of Cabinet showdown<p>Theresa May has hinted that the Government could back a completely new …

United Kingdom

MCA: Respecting the right to make unwise decisions

Respecting the right to make ‘unwise’ decisions<p>A short film depicting scenes in a domestic setting between an older man and his domiciliary care …

Behavior

Matthew Garnett: Teen who thinks he's in prison 'may leave' psychiatric unit

<b>A 15-year-old with autism who believes he is being held in prison after being sectioned may be moved to a treatment unit, following a campaign.</b><p>Matthew Garnett was removed from his home in south London in September after attacking his father.<p>He was placed in a unit normally used for short-term …

Autism

Dementia awareness boost planned for over-40s

<b>People over 40 in England are to be given more information about dementia to help improve early diagnosis of the condition, the health secretary said.</b><p>During their free NHS health check, patients will be told when they should report memory problems to their GP.<p>Jeremy Hunt said the government's aim …

Dementia

'Thousands' set to miss out on new state pension, charity warns

Around 70,000 people in their fifties and sixties will miss out entirely on the new state pension between now and 2030, charity Age UK has …

Retirement

Assessing risk – what social workers can learn from the police

<b>By Dr Jeremy Dixon and Megan Robb, University of Bath, UK</b>A few years ago one of us worked as a senior practitioner in a medium secure unit for …

Sociology