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27 February 2015
| Community Commissioning
Individuals who are able to make use of the therapy do so with
the aim of supporting the recruitment of new staff into the
service. People using the service join the interview panel
and are asked to consider what qualities they think are most
important in a staff member. Existing...
25 February 2015
| Substance Misuse
Westminster clinic for steroid users responds to changing client demographic
Recently, Smart Muscle has seen a significant rise in the number
of younger adults attending its services. This is in contrast to
previous users of the services, who have generally been older men,
engaged in body-building or similar activities. Some of the young
adults who visit the service now...
19 February 2015
Paws for thought
Animal assisted therapy, including caring for and interacting
with animals, has been consistently shown to have both short term
and long-term benefits for those recovering from serious mental
health conditions, building self-confidence and self-esteem,
tackling anxiety and depression, and facilitating social
interaction, learning and self-motivation.
Midpoint has two cats, two chickens,...
18 February 2015
Lord Adebowale joins call for statutory PSHE classes in schools
The letter was signed by the chairs of several all-party
parliamentary groups, royal medical colleges, royal societies,
teaching unions, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the
Office of the Children's Commissioner, and Public Health England.
In it, they highlight the benefits of PSHE for children's safety
and well-being, as well...
05 February 2015
| Learning Disability
Fiona Ritchie, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point, responded to the publication of the National Audit Office’s report ‘Care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour’
"It is appalling that so many people with learning disabilities
are still living in hospitals, away from their families and
friends. That so many people still have no planned date for
transfer to the community is equally troubling.
"As the NAO report recommends, we need to see a greater...