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More council ‘bankruptcies’ predicted as government rejects calls for extra social care funding

Community Care

Experts are predicting that more councils will declare ‘bankruptcy’ after the government rejected calls for extra social care funding for authorities in 2024-25. Authorities must continue to meet their statutory duties, meaning social care spending is largely protected. This is up by almost £4bn on 2023-24, a rise of 6.5%

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Local government pay dispute remains unresolved following union meeting

Community Care

The local government pay dispute for England, Wales and Northern Ireland remains unresolved following a meeting between the three unions last week. The pay settlement covers the majority of councils across the three countries – those that are covered by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC).

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Government seeks new chair for Social Work England

Community Care

The government is seeking a new chair for Social Work England , in the wake of Lord Patel’s resignation from the role in March. The chair’s role is to run Social Work England’s governing board, holding its chief executive, Colum Conway, to account for the regulator’s performance.

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When Governments Practice Foresight

Social Work Futures

What does it look like when an entire government or a large government agency commits to a futures lens? Africa Foresight Academy (both private sector and government mentioned). Foresight, insight and oversight: Enhancing long-term governance (2019). Foresight for Governance in Singapore (2019). The Next 25 (2021).

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

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. Download this guide to learn the five things case management software must do.

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Government bar on overseas care staff bringing over families sparks workforce concerns

Community Care

Government plans to prevent overseas care staff from bringing family members with them to the UK risks worsening the sector’s already significant staff shortages. James Cleverly He also said the government suspected that there was “significant surplus demand” from overseas staff to work in the UK care sector.

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UNISON announces more strikes as other unions accept local government pay offer in Scotland

Community Care

UNISON has announced a fresh round of strikes after its members overwhelmingly rejected an improved pay offer for local government staff in Scotland. Nine in ten members who voted rejected the offer from employers’ body COSLA, on a 57% turnout, after UNISON members had taken strike action in schools over it last month. in September. .