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Children’s trust defends chief executive appointment for social worker criticised by judge 

19 Jul 18

A children’s services trust has defended the appointment of its new chief executive, a social worker whose practice was criticised by a judge but cleared by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and her former employer.


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.


Blog comment
Valerie attends community pharmacy briefing event 

17 Jul 18

I attended the community pharmacy briefing event in Parliament on Tuesday 17 July 2018.


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.