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Reform Mental Health Act and implement LPS: new ADASS president’s message to next government

Community Care

The next government should take forward reform of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) in its first 100 days in office, the incoming Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) president has said. Labour has said it will take forward the reform, if elected.

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Government readvertises chief social worker post at higher salary

Community Care

The government has readvertised the chief social worker for adults position at a higher salary , six months after it started recruiting for a successor to Lyn Romeo. Having a proven track record of operating successfully in a senior leadership role within social work, adult social care or local government.

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Boost bursary and placement funding to attract more people into social work, sector tells government

Community Care

The government needs to boost funding for social work bursaries, placements and apprenticeships to attract more people into the profession and tackle persistently high vacancy and turnover rates.

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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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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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Welcoming a new Government and what this means for adult social care

Social Care

The new Government is now busy setting out its priorities and future direction as set out in its election manifesto. Recent activities Upon the general election being called six weeks ago, there began a period of intense planning and briefing preparation for the incoming government.

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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).