NEWS

October 7, 2021

Taking a data led approach to help Vulnerable People

It’s a fact that’s impossible to ignore: public services are under constant pressure to do more with less. The Global...
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August 3, 2021

Community care needs investment and reform to become a key pillar of social welfare

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a grim toll on community social care across Europe. Previous lack of adequate investment had...
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August 3, 2021

Going digital – new challenges and opportunities for social services

Technology has been instrumental in improving services, including remote counselling, individual support, case management and the collection, analysis and use...
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August 3, 2021

Exploring person-centred approaches to community care

A central component of community care is ensuring that services are tailored to the needs of the individual in terms...
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August 3, 2021

The ethics of care – addressing moral dilemmas in social services

For social services working with vulnerable populations, ethical issues are often present in practice. The Covid-19 pandemic has only added...
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August 3, 2021

The economic argument for community care

Is it possible to get value for money when investing in community care? That was the question discussed at the...
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August 3, 2021

Opportunities and challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic for the social services workforce

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a stress test of enormous proportions for the social services workforce. With the national spotlight...
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June 2, 2021

Efficiency of social vouchers to deliver quick and person-centred support to fragile population confirmed during the COVID-19 pandemic

With millions of people worldwide thrust into poverty due to the coronavirus pandemic, public authorities have needed to act fast...
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May 31, 2021

It’s time to choose your ESSC panel discussion

Safeguarding, Self-help and Community Support, and the integration of benefits and social services are crucial elements in making community care...
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May 26, 2021

Responsive Social Services: What does it mean to be “responsive” in the new normal?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has explained the need for governments to become responsive: “Governments need to find innovative solutions to respond to fast-changing needs with limited resources in order to preserve responsiveness and a client focus.”Read more Responsive Social Services: What does it mean to be “responsive” in the new normal?
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