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  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...
  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges....

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    05 Dec 2016

  • Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2016
    Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges. How well can you connect families and...
  • Caring for adults

    This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a...

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    19 Jul 2016

  • Caring for adults

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    This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.
  • What's it like being a social worker in the cancer field? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What's it like being a social worker in the cancer field?

    Open University social work graduate, Deanne Yarnold-Hill, tell us in this video interview how she worked with...

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    25 May 2016

  • What's it like being a social worker in the cancer field?

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    What's it like being a social worker in the cancer field? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 May 2016
    Open University social work graduate, Deanne Yarnold-Hill, tell us in this video interview how she worked with those affected by cancer.
  • Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Oleksandr Marynchenko | Dreamstime.com

    Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer?

    Which little kindnesses can you employ to help someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer and their families?...

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    20 May 2016

  • Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer?

    Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Oleksandr Marynchenko | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 May 2016
    Which little kindnesses can you employ to help someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer and their families? Join our discusion forum to have your say.
  • World Social Work Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ISFW

    World Social Work Day

    March 15th is World Social Work Day. Explore social work in more detail with our range of free resources including...

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    14 Mar 2016

  • World Social Work Day

    World Social Work Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ISFW
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    March 15th is World Social Work Day. Explore social work in more detail with our range of free resources including interactives and free courses.
  • How To Die: Simon's Choice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Graham Smith - Minnow Films

    How To Die: Simon's Choice

    The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.

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    11 Mar 2016

  • How To Die: Simon's Choice

    How To Die: Simon's Choice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Graham Smith - Minnow Films
    Updated 11 Mar 2016
    The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.
  • Everybody's looking for love Creative commons image Icon Juliana Coutinho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Everybody's looking for love

    By Chido Ndadzungira

    Having a learning disability doesn't mean you don't want the same things as other people when it comes to love - why...

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    12 Feb 2016

  • Everybody's looking for love

    Everybody's looking for love Creative commons image Icon Juliana Coutinho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
    Having a learning disability doesn't mean you don't want the same things as other people when it comes to love - why would it?
  • Do we have a right to die? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Do we have a right to die?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?

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    Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?
  • Should the NHS try a Dutch model for social care? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Lisa F. Young | Dreamstime.com

    Should the NHS try a Dutch model for social care?

    By Dr Elizabeth Cotton

    By adopting the approach used in the Netherlands, the NHS could cut costs but maintain quality, suggests Dr Elizabeth...

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    17 Aug 2015

  • Should the NHS try a Dutch model for social care?

    Should the NHS try a Dutch model for social care? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Lisa F. Young | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2015
    By adopting the approach used in the Netherlands, the NHS could cut costs but maintain quality, suggests Dr Elizabeth Cotton.

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  • Caring in hospitals

    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jan 2017

  • Caring in hospitals

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 Jan 2017
    This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in...
  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

    This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

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    50 hours

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    11 Oct 2016

  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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    Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 11 Oct 2016
    This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the...
  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner

    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2016

  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Oct 2016
    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Understanding the past

    Care can make deep inroads into personal lives and life narratives, so it is essential that care workers are sensitive to this and provide...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Mar 2016

  • Understanding the past

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 04 Mar 2016
    Care can make deep inroads into personal lives and life narratives, so it is...
  • Care relationships

    To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this free course we...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

  • Care relationships

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you...
  • The boundaries of care

    In this free course, The boundaries of care, we will look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Feb 2016

  • The boundaries of care

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
    In this free course, The boundaries of care, we will look at a number of...
  • An introduction to social work

    Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice?...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to social work

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your...
  • Lennox Castle Hospital

    This free course, Lennox Castle Hospital, looks at the history of institutions in the twentieth century, starting with a case study of Lennox...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • Lennox Castle Hospital

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    This free course, Lennox Castle Hospital, looks at the history of institutions in...
  • Living with death and dying

    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people's...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • Living with death and dying

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    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and...
  • Bedfordshire Mencap

    This free course, Bedfordshire Mencap, enables you to hear some of the founding members of the Bedfordshire Mencap organisation talk about how the...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • Bedfordshire Mencap

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    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 26 Feb 2016
    This free course, Bedfordshire Mencap, enables you to hear some of the founding...