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funding councils

“Unfair” council funding holding back social mobility in rural counties, MPs warn

An inquiry by a cross-party group of MPs has found that the least socially mobile areas in England are counties, and those areas are held back by an ‘outdated’ and ‘inequitable’ method of funding councils and the false perception they are affluent
dementia sufferers

Halloween causes severe fear and confusion in dementia sufferers

Halloween is a fun time for many, dressing up, collecting as many sweets as possible and joining in on the community spirit. However, for dementia sufferers, Halloween can cause severe fear and confusion
social care ecosystem

How will implementing technology help improve the social care ecosystem?

According to Age UK, 97% of the UK population would like to receive care in their own home. With this in mind, Helen Dempster explains why the implementation of effective and intelligent technology across the entire social ecosystem will be key to enabling more people to stay in their homes for longer with a better quality of care
Government Loneliness Strategy

Government loneliness strategy is a major step forward in tackling loneliness

The British Red Cross responds to the launch of the new Government Loneliness Strategy announced today by Theresa May
Open Access Government 20 - October 2018

Open Access Government October 2018

Open Access Government October 2018 highlights a wide array of government policy issues from all around the globe, including health and social care, research and innovation, environment, agriculture, energy, transport, security, ICT, blockchain innovation, government plus HR & training
diabetes and mental health

The link between diabetes and mental health

Open Access Government investigates the link between diabetes and mental health.
health and social care

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government, including the Federal Minister of Health’s ambitions for the elderly care sector.
mobility issues

Disability and public spaces

The UK’s population is living longer, meaning that more of us will experience mobility issues in our lifetime. Although this is the case, there is still an issue when it comes to the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces
child protection

More than 180 children are placed on child protection every day

Six classrooms worth of children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm, according to figured analysed by the LGA
global ministerial mental health summit

World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the UK will host the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London this October The summit will aim to help countries work together to increase the evidence for different treatments, and to ensure healthcare systems around the world...
health and social care ecosystem

Nurses in Europe codesigning an EU value-based health and social care ecosystem

Dr Paul De Raeve, Secretary-General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) provides an in-depth perspective on the extent to which nurses in Europe are codesigning an EU value-based health and social care ecosystem.
informal carers

Millions of informal carers are under significant stress and financial strain

Research commissioned by WeMa Life has revealed that almost 8 million informal carers across the UK are under significant stress and financial strain
smarter homes

Smarter homes for the elderly could save NHS and social care systems billions

Creating more modified homes could save the NHS and social care system over £2.5 billion a year according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers The report, Healthy Homes: Accommodating an Ageing Population, calls for Government to introduce financial incentives for construction companies to build for older...
children and families

Essex County Council – creating a golden thread of support for children and families

Emma Toublic, head of education information and business systems at Essex County Council explains how the secure sharing of key information can make a difference to the support received by children and families When key information can be shared securely and efficiently between teams working with children and families, it...
workplace mental health

Good management is essential for positive mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Europe’s Director Maria Nyman shares insights on how to promote a positive work environment to improve workplace mental health The benefits of promoting positive workplace mental health, as well as the existing psychosocial risks linked to work and employment, are widely acknowledged. Most of us will also know...
Speech, language and communication

Speech, language and communication skills

Director of Education at I CAN, Deirdre Fitzpatrick turns the spotlight on speech, language and communication skills (SLCN) As I CAN’s Director of Education I’m proud to be able to say our schools, Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire and Meath School in Surrey, provide an environment where all children and...
care experienced young people

£1.4 million investment in Who Cares? Scotland

Care experienced young people in Scotland will be supported thanks to £1.4 million funding for Who Cares? Scotland from the Life Changes Trust The money will be used over five years to give care experienced young people a voice so that improvements to the care system are informed by their...
digitalisation

Three million EU nurses leading digitalisation

Dr. Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) explains why the deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies today The deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies. However,...
modern, accessible and equitable health care system

A modern, accessible and equitable health care system

Open Access Government sheds light on the priorities of Sweden’s Minister for Social Security, Annika Strandhäll to promote a modern, accessible and equitable health care system Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for all issues that fall under the concern of the welfare of society. This predominantly...
dementia friendly

Table Tennis Scotland batting for dementia

Table Tennis Scotland awarded £45,000 to become dementia friendly Table Tennis Scotland is receiving £35,000 from the Life Changes Trust and £10,000 from Sportscotland to become dementia friendly. Table Tennis Scotland successfully ran two pilot projects in Dundee and Haddington for over 50's with dementia and Parkinson's disease. As a result, they are now...

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