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12 hours ago
Too many people still receive 15-minute visits, leaving them forced to choose between a cup of tea and going to the looAt least 34 councils in England, more than a fifth, admit they still commission 15-minute visits to provide personal care to disabled and older people, despite official guidance tha[...]
PolicyHealth and CareDisabilities
13 hours ago
My mantra was: all things in moderation. But as the evidence against sugar stacks up, I’m growing anxious. Although I won’t give up fruit…One day earlier this month, I opened The Oxford Companion to Food, for so long a bible to me, and looked up sugar. The entry ran to several pages, taking me[...]
Health and Care
14 hours ago
To some, communications is shorthand for public relations and spin, but patients are at the heart of what we do“Can I speak to Peter Sutcliffe?” The journalist was perfectly serious. I was working in communications at Broadmoor hospital and he saw me as a route to people he thought were patients[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
14 hours ago
Community land trusts battle gentrification by linking house prices to local wages rather than the market rate. But can this growing movement for ‘permanently affordable’ homes really ease Britain’s housing crisis?A forbidding clock tower rises above the arched windows of a former Victorian wo[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
15 hours ago
early 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly ...
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
15 hours ago
nd preserve human dignity by restoring access to basic social services and livelihoods. The security situation has deteriorated markedly, particularly in the second half of 2016, with a growing number of hot spots. This degradation has generated new ...
General Social Work
15 hours ago
ome will point to studies showing that undocumented immigrants are a drain on our system, although most of the largest estimates of how much they might cost the country in social services (including Trump's $113 billion claim) come from sources seeking to ...
General Social WorkMinorities and Immigration
15 hours ago
t's since been removed amid fears it could have led to awkward questions should it ever have been discovered by own son, or social services. Many years after the Stoke game I attended Palmer's testimonial. We'd grown up together and it felt like a fitting ...
General Social Work
16 hours ago
nd as the president himself likes to brag, crime is down. “And as to the real enemies of the people – joblessness, hunger, poor social services – these cannot by suppressed by the armed forces.” The lawmaker also stressed that martial law was a ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
n October, a parent whose child attended one of Dickinson's elementary schools went to the Dickinson Police Department and Stark County Social Services after she found out that the school had been allegedly putting her child into a padded "quiet room ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
21 hours ago
Red Cross report highlights how unsolicited items often end up in landfill, urging Australians to give cash insteadFiji received the equivalent of 33 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of donated junk after Cyclone Winston hit last year.Sports gear, chainsaws, carpets and woolly jumpers were among the [...]
Charities
22 hours ago
One in seven Britons will be over 75 by 2040 and the babyboomers are leading the way in the transformation of retirementDr David Davies sees more than his fair share of 60 somethings. His clinic is situated in the medieval, west Somerset village of Dunster, which has one of the densest populations o[...]
Children and Parenting

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5 days ago
          Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 Social Work contact hours of CEUs Presenters: Jose Cruz, LCSW, MBA Catherine Saucedo Doug Tipperman, MSW Jennifer Matekuare Individuals with mental heal[...]
 

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Multiple reasons exist for the increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and studies have found that most grandparents assume primary caregiving responsibilities during a crisis. At the same time, grandparents raising grandchildren are represented in all geographic regions, cultures, and socio[...]
 
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NASW Press has published a special issue of the journal Social Work titled “Civil Rights and Social Justice: A Social Work Imperative”. The contents of the journal reflect the theme of the necessity of a social justice emphasis in the practice of social work. In their editorial for the issue, Tr[...]
 
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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes the Senate confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to become Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over concerns he will erode health care protections for millions of Americans and support efforts to repeal the Affordab[...]