Monthly Archives: July 2014

Community Care Assessment – guide to Service Users

An assessment is carried out by someone from or acting on behalf of the local authority social services department. More than one person could be involved in carrying out the assessment, including a social worker, a physiotherapist and an occupational … Continue reading

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Revision of the Code of Practice

Many social workers feel there is no point contributing to the debate concerning the new Code of Practice. Why? It is important for Service Users thats why! Please consider this carefully and do not leave the decisions solely in the … Continue reading

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integrate health and social care…why?

The current drive to integrate health and social care is undoubted one of the most ambitious policy changes to public services seen in a generation. The long-term aims of this are to create better care pathways for local populations and to minimise … Continue reading

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Consultation on revised Mental Health Act code of practice

The Department of Health is seeking views from social workers on proposed revisions of the Mental Health Act code of practice. A draft code of practice put out to consultation this week marks the first revision of the code since 2008. Significant … Continue reading

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Wotton Lawn Hospital

Wotton Lawn Hospital is a 88 bed Acute Mental Health Hospital situated near the centre of Gloucester and provides inpatient services for the county of Gloucestershire. The hospital has four admission wards, a Nurse ledPsychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a … Continue reading

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