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Police opens investigation into abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC

Community Care

Police have opened an investigation into abuse of patients at a mental health hospital uncovered by the BBC. Olivia, a patient who agreed to be featured on the programme, saying that her treatment at the hospital had made her serious mental health condition worse. Related articles.

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Older people unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals because of poor DoLS practice, warns CQC

Community Care

Older people are being unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals “in very many cases” because of poor practice around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), the Care Quality Commission has warned. It said the issue was exacerbated for people from black and minority groups living in deprived areas.

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Sharp rise in vacancies placing ‘significant stress’ on social care OTs, warns college

Community Care

A sharp rise in vacancy rates for council occupational therapists is putting “significant stress” on remaining practitioners, OT leaders have warned. The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) said the figures did not come as a surprise to the profession. As of September 2022, 11.3% a year previously and 7.1%

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What to Expect When a Child Discharges From a Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

KVC

When a child is discharged from a children’s psychiatric hospital, they will likely experience a range of emotions and expectations for life after their hospital stay. After discharge from the hospital, there are important factors to keep in mind as your child re-adjusts to family and community life.

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Day in the Life of an NYC Therapist

Social Work Bubble

Being a therapist and social worker can make for chaotic days and constantly changing schedules. Here is the breakdown of my daily schedule (generally speaking) and what my days look like as a therapist in New York City. As a fee-for-service therapist, my schedule is ultimately up to me. Video call my partner.

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NHS to get most of £500m winter adult social care funding

Community Care

The NHS will be given the majority of a £500m fund for adult social care, designed to speed up hospital discharge and bolster the care workforce. 13,000 people stuck in hospitals. Currently, more than 13,000 people who are medically fit for discharge are stuck in hospital every day.

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AMHP workforce 35% short of what is needed for 24-hour service, say leads

Community Care

Councils’ AMHP responsibilities Under section 13 of the Mental Health Act 1983 , councils must engage an AMHP to consider a person’s case if it has reason to believe that an application may need to be made to detain them in hospital or take them into guardianship. The AMHP must then make the application if they consider it necessary.