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‘A huge step back for the city’: people in Birmingham on council budget cuts

The Guardian

Proposals to reduce funding for services from bin collections to social care, arts and libraries leave many worried for the future It wasn’t long ago that the people of Birmingham were being told the city was on the brink of a “golden decade”, with record levels of investment off the back of events including the Commonwealth Games and the arrival of HS2.

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Call for Abstract – INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Title: “Uniting for Change: Addressing the Grand Challenges for Social Work in the 21st Century” Date: 22 March 2024 Venue: Virtual, Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CT) Call for abstracts: Organizers invite submissions from social work students across the globe on any of the conference themes. Submissions can be fieldwork projects, case studies, innovative practice models, and research papers.

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Why Do I Snap So Easily And How To Deal With It?

Blurt It Out

Depression can cause us to feel increasingly irritable. This can lead to us snapping at people, which is often followed by a wave of guilt. We might not be able to explain our irritability or know what we can do to reduce our snappiness. What Is Irritability? When we’re irritable, we tend to become annoyed easily. We’re often over-sensitive to both our environment and things that other people say or do.

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‘Pretty dodgy’: alarm over suspect care agencies granted Home Office licence to act as visa sponsors

The Guardian

Campaigners against labour exploitation urge government to conduct more stringent checks before awarding powers Hundreds of newly established care providers have been granted licences by the Home Office to sponsor workers from abroad, despite being newly established and having no track record of providing services in Britain, the Observer can reveal.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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How To Let Go Of Past Mistakes

Blurt It Out

We all make mistakes. It’s part of what makes us human. For some of us, it can feel as though our past mistakes follow us around. It’s almost like they form part of our shadow, and whatever we do, we can’t get rid of them. We struggle to let go of them. When we can’t let go of our mistakes, they can impact our day to day life and the way that we speak to ourselves.

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We must end the callous disregard for child refugees | Letter

The Guardian

News that child asylum seekers were told to guess who would be placed in foster care is distressing and dystopian, say a group of organisations including the Refugee Council One of the 13 reports by the independent borders inspectorate finally released last week details a series of disturbing findings about unaccompanied children seeking asylum, including the appalling revelation that they were forced to play a game which involved them guessing who would be the next one to be placed in foster ca

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Celebrating Social Work Month 2024: Empowering Social Workers

Relias

Theme for this year’s Social Worth Month is “empowering social workers.” Though it’s easy to understand why this is important, I’d like to take the time to innumerate a few of the many ways social workers help our society. Once, when I was a student in graduate school, I was waiting for a flight from North Carolina to Michigan to visit some family members.

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Podcast: Part Two: A conversation with Ronald Greer on his new book, “The Quiet House.”

Hospice Chaplaincy

This is Part Two of Saul’s conversation with Ronald Greer about his new book, “The Quiet House.” Ron Greer is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, having been with this ministry for forty years.

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Punished for Dreaming

Beyond Advocacy

I am late sharing my thoughts on Black History Month this year because I have been concentrating on our upcoming Social Work Day on the Hill and Student Advocacy Days. Each year, I look for history that helps me understand the current circumstances of black people in America. Two years ago, I had an awakening after reading W. E. B. DuBois’s Black Reconstruction America.

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