Care workers

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Care homes in England demand revival of Covid fund to pay isolating staff
Providers and Unison tell Sajid Javid workers are changing jobs or turning to food banks as they cannot afford to stay at home

Robert Booth

05, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Social workers failed to act quickly to protect neglected toddler, inquiry says
Northamptonshire safeguarding report criticises care of child during months before she was hospitalised with fracture

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

26, Apr, 2022 @11:34 AM

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I felt guilty putting my dad in a nursing home, but it brought us closer together | Jen McPherson
I tried to fool myself that I could look after him at a time in my life when I couldn’t even take care of myself, says student Jen McPherson

Jen McPherson

04, Apr, 2022 @10:44 AM

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A fifth of children in care self-harmed during pandemic, research finds
About one quarter said that they no longer had access to any mental health support

Anna Bawden

23, Mar, 2022 @8:58 AM

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Residential childcare is crying out for a complete overhaul | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to to an article about the rigorous regulations every care provider should be subjected to in the wake of the Bolton children’s home scandal

Letters

09, Mar, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Sussex woman forced to sleep in wheelchair due to lack of care staff
Hove MP says lack of care provision for woman receiving dialysis is heartbreaking

Tobi Thomas

28, Feb, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Key workers to take centre stage at Almeida theatre in London
Cycle of short plays will celebrate roles often underappreciated by those in positions of power

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

24, Feb, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Care homes in England lose 1,600 beds in six-month period
Owners hits by staff shortages, mandatory jab policy and Covid cases, finds Care Quality Commission

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Feb, 2022 @6:21 PM

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‘After a week in the job, I couldn’t stop smiling’: the joy – and heartbreak – of life as a care worker
Chevonne Baker loves her work and the elderly people she looks after. But even at the best of times it is exhausting and poorly paid – and this winter she’s had to cope with Covid and a staffing crisis

Sirin Kale

15, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS ‘care hotels’ spark concerns after report of clinical waste in bath
Worker fears people ‘warehoused’ in hotels meant to relieve pressure on beds in pandemic

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Feb, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Alexander Zeldin: ‘We need to find a way to talk about things we don’t want to see’
The playwright found acclaim with works about the devastation caused by austerity. He returns with a drama exploring the realities of ageing

Laura Cappelle

04, Feb, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Family histories of looked-after children are important
Letters: Bedford borough council’s James Valentine says it is common practice nowadays for social workers to engage with children in care to help them make sense of their family history

Letters

31, Jan, 2022 @6:08 PM

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