Self-neglect cases can be the most alarming and challenging on a social workers’ caseload, writes Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
Social work support for people who self-neglect: wise up on the latest research to help your practice
A third of people who used community mental health services did not receive support for their physical health despite needing it, finds CQC.
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Third of mental health patients want more physical health support
Number receiving council-funded support falls by 7% from 2010-11 to 2011-12, the first year of the government’s deficit reduction programme.
Most users happy with social care but fewer receiving support
Pulling mental health social workers out of NHS trusts risks “losing professional knowledge” and denting social support for service users
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Pulling social workers from NHS threatens professional development
Call for local area co-ordinators to provide support for older and disabled people without eligibility restrictions to promote independence and reverse social care’s crisis emphasis.
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Community practitioners ‘can end crisis-based care system’
Social workers would be given the freedom to innovate in improving support for older and disabled people under draft care and support legislation announced in today’s Queen’s Speech.
Social workers fear referring clients to user-led organisations for support in using direct payments because of concerns ULOs will challenge practitioners’ decisions.
Social workers ‘reluctant to refer clients to user organisations’
An inquiry has been launched into the support available to children who run away or go missing from care in the UK.
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Inquiry to investigate support for missing children