Share your love for all those working within health and social care this Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and whilst it will not be the one that most of us have dreamed of it will be a day to show our love for everyone working within health and social care.
Children's social care crisis continues, with top watchdog considering an investigation
Frontline chief executive Josh MacAlister – appointed by the government this month to head an independent review into children’s social care – revealed on Twitter yesterday that he had written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), calling on it to carry out a study into the social care market.
Competition watchdog mulling probe into children’s social care market, Community Care.co.uk
With the COVID-19 crisis ongoing, will this investigation, pushed forward by the government simply be a sticking plaster? Is it something that will produce results and the change which we all yearn for, or simply be another report that ends up on someone's desk, to be lost under a pile of other pressing reports?
Creating effective change during a global pandemic*
Birmingham Children’s Trust is on an improvement journey, implementing new working practices and computer systems, embedding a change in culture and increasing levels of partnership working across the city – all of which is taking place in the middle of a global pandemic. Jenny Turnross, Director of Practice, explains how this has all been achieved and their ambitions for the future.
Adult Social Care
Strengths-based practice: Maximising potential and achieving results
In this article*, Peopletoo’s associate director Karen De Miranda Candeia provides a summary and analysis of implementing a strengths-based approach to social care delivery.
OLM Systems awarded place on Scotland Excel Framework for Social Care Software Suppliers
OLM Systems, a leading software and services company supporting local authorities and supporting organisations, has been awarded approved supplier status on the Scotland Excel Framework for the supply and delivery of social care case management solutions software.
It is not enough to provide access to software
Creating software is only one part of the puzzle. Ensuring that customers feel safe using and accessing systems is another key consideration.
ECLIPSE for Education continues to grow
ECLIPSE for Education continues to get great feedback from our customers, grow its customer base and great Ofsted ratings as we continue our journey to revolutionise the sector.
The hidden cost of returning to school
Children will soon be heading back to the classroom. This is against a backdrop of exam controversy, six months away from teaching and months’ isolation. It will reveal a raft of changes in each child, ranging from anxiety to being behind in subject knowledge and what most are now worried about, abuse. With the return to school looming in the distance, teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals are bracing themselves for what could be found.
Highly Commended at the MJ Awards 2020
The country's first bi-borough partnership for SEND has been Highly Commended in the prestigious MJ Awards, under the category of innovation in Children's Services. It is a proud moment for all the parties involved and coincides with the one year anniversary of when the project was completed.