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Social Care Bulletin

The Social Care web pages now provide a new interactive platform, where you can comment on stories and contribute to discussions, as part of the Social Care community.

The link below will take you straight to the March issue, where you will find short, informative news items with links to more information.

http://socialcarebulletin.dh.gov.uk/2012/03/30/social-care-bulletin-issue-20/

Articles in this quarter’s issue include:

Ask David
David Behan's Voicepiece

Mental health
Great examples of innovative working
Standing up against the safeguarding trend
New report highlights the need to improve dementia care

Children and families
Take part in Games4Life this summer
Families with multiple problems

Older people
Commission on improving dignity in care
Housing innovation could benefit older people and the taxpayer

Health
Tobacco cover up
Campaign warns of the dangers of secondhand smoke in the home and car
Be Clear on Bowel Cancer
Stop the alcohol sneaking up on you
‘Act FAST on Stroke’ campaign launch

Carers
Update on the DH review on Winterbourne View and CQC inspections
3millionlives and the WSD Programme
Self Care Week 2012
The National End of Life Care Programme publications
Great British Care Shows

Service improvement
Local Government update
Update on JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies
£6.8 million to benefit patients through charities
Public Health Outcomes Framework Published

Training and development
Record number of adult social care apprentices
The Social Work Reform Board: Progress
Launch of the College of Social Work

News in brief
Your experiences of improvement in care homes
Proposed final agreement on reforms to NHS Pension Scheme
Consultation on the UK Plan for Rare Diseases
SCIE’s new strategy to work towards co-production
Better care for patients with learning disabilities