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Research and resources round up week commencing 20 January 2021Research and resources round up week commencing 20 January 2021

Evaluation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - this research draws on the feedback from the workforce and organisations to evaluate the Social Services and Well-being Act. Both positive examples of change and challenges were identified. A further study will be undertaken to seek feedback from service users, carers, families and communities.

The Open University have published a report focusing on social care and social work staffing. Key findings include that whilst 76% of leaders and managers thought their service was sufficiently staffed, 44% said they only had the bare minimum skills required to operate and 54% were worried that Brexit would impact recruitment of skilled staff. The report calls for sustainable funding of the sector; promoting social care to a new audience; creating structured career development and targeting skill gaps.

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has published a position statement on nutrition in older adults living in the community.

The NHS Confederation and NHS Providers hosted Community Network representation to the Spring Budget 2021, which includes calls for increased funding for domicilliary care.

WHO introduction to the UN Decade of Health Ageing 2021-2030.

The CPA have updated their briefing on the End of the Transition Period: Keeping data safe

Free stress control classes are being offered in Northern Ireland. Press release. Access the classes.

The Care Provider Alliance has said that there is an urgent need for a social care people plan.

The Scottish Social Services Council have published their Annual Report 2019-2020.

Healthwatch FAQs COVID-19 Vaccination

Social care blog: Lockdowns unlock innovation

UNICEF Vaccine misinformation field guide

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Loneliness Annual Report January 2021

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