Social Welfare News

SFA: Suicide First-Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention

Cardiff, 6th December 2018 We are pleased to continue our exclusive one-day training solution for suicide intervention skills, developed in partnership with our international suicide prevention colleagues, the UK initiative Suicide-Safer London and the International City & Guilds Approved Centre … Continue reading

Person Centred Planning

Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and Relational Working

Person Centred Planning in Dementia Care

Mental Health Recovery

All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Course

Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and danger. This course is suitable for those new to safeguarding or who are looking to refresh their safeguarding knowledge, … Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness

A short introduction to Mental Health in the UK. The course will outline the medical model and identify the main categories of mental illness. A brief cultural history will explore the changing attitudes of societies toward mental illness, and identify … Continue reading

8 March 2018: Number of social security appeal cases outstanding increases by almost half in the last year

Number of social security appeal cases outstanding increases by almost half in the last year New Ministry of Justice statistics also highlight that the mean age of a case at disposal has increased by 8 weeks The number of social … Continue reading

8 March 2018: Median clearance time from initial ESA claim to DWP work-capability assessment decision is 19 weeks

Median clearance time from initial ESA claim to DWP work-capability assessment decision is 19 weeks New DWP figures also show that the median time taken by assessment providers from receiving an initial referral from the DWP to making a recommendation … Continue reading

15 November 2017: Definition of ‘safely’ and effective dates for determining increased PIP entitlement

Definition of ‘safely’ and effective dates for determining increased PIP entitlement New DWP guidance issued further to recent three-judge panel Upper Tribunal decision in ‘RJ’ New guidance has been issued in relation to the definition of ‘safely’, and the effective … Continue reading