Voting and Legislative Advocacy - Dawn Brown, MSW

Doin' The Work

Dawn shares what voting means to her as a Black woman, and stresses that voting is important at all levels of government – national, state, and local. Dawn shares what voting means to her as a Black woman, and stresses that voting is important at all levels of government – national, state, and local. Episode 34. Guest: Dawn Brown, MSW. Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW. . www.dointhework.com. Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Stitcher , Spotify.

Prison Abolition - K Agbebiyi, MSW

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They talk about how to get involved in prison abolition on a local level, tracking government budgets to see how much spending is going to policing and the construction of new jails, and connecting with others who want to do something about it. They talk about how to get involved in prison abolition on a local level, tracking government budgets to see how much spending is going to policing and the construction of new jails, and connecting with others who want to do something about it.

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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).

Government scraps NAAS social work accreditation scheme

Community Care

We also know that retaining enough experienced social workers is a big challenge and ADCS urges the government to use this opportunity to develop a national recruitment and retention strategy to encourage more people into the profession, and crucially to want to stay.

‘Councils have been short-changed. We need more government money’

The Guardian

Local government Politics Society Rishi Sunak Michael Gove Tax and spending Council tax Social care Business UK newsAfter years of austerity followed by Covid, local authorities are millions short on budgets. What has happened to ‘levelling up?’

Welsh Government consulting on eliminating profit-making provision for children in care

Community Care

The Welsh Government has opened a consultation on plans to eliminate profit-making residential and fostering provision for children in care. The Welsh Government’s consultation runs until midnight on 7 November 2022.

Government ends interventions at improved councils

Community Care

The government has ended statutory interventions in two council children’s services, while removing a commissioner appointed to direct improvements at a third.

Government to create register of children not in school

Community Care

The government will create a register of children who are not in school following longstanding safeguarding concerns around home education.

How the government plans to implement the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Community Care

The government has decided to produce one overarching code to ensure the principles of the MCA are embedded in the LPS from its introduction. By Tim Spencer-Lane, legal editor, CC Inform.

Government examining how councils can take more social work students

Community Care

The government is examining how councils can place more social work students to meet its ambitions to increase numbers coming into the profession. It added: “The government plans to invest in new and existing training routes for people who want to become social workers.

‘Unsustainable’ reliance on agency care staff needs urgent government action, warns provider body

Community Care

Social care’s “increasingly unsustainable reliance” on agency staff needs urgent government intervention, a provider body has warned. Government seeks overseas care staff to fill mounting shortages.

Mental health detentions increase during Conservative Governments

Martin Webber

The use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England has increased considerably between 1984 and 2016. A new analysis of this trend has been published in the October edition of the British Journal of. Approved Mental Health Professionals Mental health social work

Government boosts nursing home payments as vacancies continue to mount

Community Care

The government has increased weekly payments for care home residents with nursing needs by 11.5% as vacancies for nurses working in social care continue to mount.

Government Covid funding for adult social care ends

Community Care

‘Adding further pressures to underfunded sector’ A Local Government Association spokesperson said: “The loss of funding streams for social care puts councils and providers onto an even more unstable footing and highlights how volatile the financial situation is within social care.

Twenty per cent rise in children’s social workers quitting sector last year, suggest government figures

Community Care

The number of council child and family social workers in England quitting children’s services altogether rose by 22% last year, suggest government figures. Sharp rise in children’s social workers leaving council roles, government figures show. By Charlotte Goddard and Mithran Samuel.

Peers overturn government cap on care costs change for second time

Community Care

The House of Lords has rejected – for a second time – a government change to the cap on care costs that would reduce its benefit to less wealthy people. “The government talk about levelling up for disabled people, but really they are doing the opposite.

Cap on care costs: government change reducing benefit for less wealthy becomes law

Community Care

A government change reducing the cap on care costs’ benefit to less wealthy people has become law, following a parliamentary battle. The government says its change will save £900m a year.

Sharp rise in children’s social workers leaving council roles, government figures show

Community Care

Those who were managers rose to 21.7%, up from 19.9%, a trend described as “concerning” by Josh MacAlister who is leading the government-commissioned children’s social care review. Government examining how councils can take more social work students.

How Inequality and Politics Influence Government Responses to Natural Disasters

Swhelper

By Fernando Tormos, Gustavo García-López, and Mary Angelica Painter After a hurricane strikes, governments and electric utility companies go to work restoring a sense of normalcy to their communities. While governments […]. Fernado Tormos.

Government age assessment changes would undermine social workers, campaigners warn

Community Care

Campaigners have accused the government of undermining practitioners’ knowledge and experience with its proposals to tighten age assessments for unaccompanied young people claiming asylum. Story updated 3 November 2021.

Children adopted from care falls to lowest in 21 years, government figures show

Community Care

In its latest adoption strategy , published in July, the government said it wanted to cut waits for children with a placement order to less than 18 months, saying it was “unacceptable” that 1,000 children were waiting longer than this.

More social workers needed to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments, government confirms

Community Care

Councils will need to recruit more adults’ social workers to deal with hundreds of thousands more assessments and reviews per year on the back of care funding reforms, the government has confirmed.

Government must fund £10.50 social care minimum wage, urge migration advisers

Community Care

The UK government must fully fund the introduction of a £10.50-an-hour minimum wage for adult social care care workers in England, its migration advisers have urged. Government to consider recommendations. “We

What the U.S. Government Can Do to Address Energy Insecurity

Swhelper

Government Can Do to Address Energy Insecurity. Sanya Carley. By Sanya Carley and David M. Konisky Energy insecurity—defined as the inability to pay one’s energy bill or avoid utility disconnection—is a pervasive and growing problem in the United States. Approximately 4.7

Ordinary residence: section 117 approach remains unsettled despite government court win

Community Care

The way ordinary residence is determined for mental health aftercare remains unsettled, despite the government winning a court ruling relating to its radical new approach to the issue. Learn about the government’s new approach. High Court rules against government… .

Cap on care costs ‘will do little for less well off’ following government change

Community Care

The government’s care funding reforms will do very little for those with longstanding needs and modest wealth, following changes that reduce their benefit for the less well-off.

Care review ‘will address social work caseloads’, says Northern Ireland government

Community Care

Social work caseloads will be explicitly addressed in a government-commissioned independent review of children’s social care in Northern Ireland, launched last week. The UK government has said MacAlister cannot assume additional government funding to implement his recommendations.

Government reinstates cap on care costs change that cuts benefit to less well-off

Community Care

The government has reinstated a change to the cap on care costs that will reduce its benefit to less wealthy people. ” The government also overturned a Lords vote to bring forward the implementation of the cap to April 2023, in order to maintain its planned October 2023 start date.

English councils need £2.7bn more for children’s social care by 2025, LGA warns government

Community Care

English councils need £2.7bn more in funding for children social care by 2024-25, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned, ahead of the government’s spending review this week.

Government should be required to ensure enough secure placements, says Children’s Commissioner

Community Care

The government should be responsible for ensuring there are enough secure placements for looked-after children to address the current shortage, the Children’s Commissioner for England has said.

Devolved governments raise funding concerns about UK policy compelling councils to take asylum-seeking children

Community Care

The Scottish and Welsh governments are seeking an urgent meeting with the Home Office to raise concerns over its now-mandatory requirement for UK councils to take unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Care cap: government change leaves less well-off at risk of ‘catastrophic’ bills, analysis finds

Community Care

People with less wealth and in poorer regions will have significantly reduced protection against “catastrophic” care costs due to a government change to the way the cap on care costs will work, an analysis has found.

Government needs ‘compelling reasons’ not to remove children’s services from council

Community Care

Currently, children’s social care services are run outside of council control in 11 of the 152 English council areas, either because of voluntary decisions by councils or through government imposition.

UK government has abandoned its own Covid health advice, leak reveals

The Guardian

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said to have agreed to decision not to follow public health advice on testing in vulnerable settings Public health advice is no longer being followed under Boris Johnson’s “living with Covid” strategy to end mass testing, senior civil servants have acknowledged in a leaked account of a cross-Whitehall briefing.

Ukraine refugee payments should not count for care charges, says government

Community Care

People who take Ukrainian refugees into their homes should not have the money they receive for doing so counted for the purposes of care charges, the government has said.

Government introduces target on percentage of agency social workers in children’s workforce

Community Care

The government will assess the percentage of agency social workers in the children’s services workforce as a measurement of how successful its latest spending review has been. Cafcass asks government to fund agency social worker recruitment as staff reach ‘breaking point’.

Another U-turn likely from UK government on care costs bill

The Guardian

In one day, the government has broken two key promises to its new voters | Polly Toynbee

The Guardian

Another day, another assault by this government on the very voters who gave it such a stonking majority. People trusted Boris Johnson on social care and HS2. Will they punish him for these twin breaches of faith? The change in social care subsidies in England, sneaked out under the shield of their own sleaze scandal, is a finely targeted strike on older, less affluent homeowners living in northern English seats. These are the very people Boris Johnson now likes to claim as his own.

Finally, this reckless government faces a reckoning for Covid deaths in care homes | Charlie Williams

The Guardian

I felt every emotion you could think of when I heard the news that the government’s early policy on care homes in England – when elderly and vulnerable people were discharged from hospitals into care homes without being isolated – had been ruled unlawful. The anger rose because the ruling is proof that our government was so extraordinarily reckless.

Does the Albanese government want to be the one that stripped older Australians of their rights? | Sarah Russell

The Guardian

But there is an alternative Does the Albanese government really want to be remembered as the one that stripped many older Australians of their fundamental legal and human rights? The federal government has recently made numerous, welcome commitments to improve the lives of older people living in residential aged care. Granting aged care providers an immunity provision relating to restraint practices is unjust.