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Helping you find the right Community and Social services

Helping you find the right Community and Social services

complex network of an estimated 5,000 community and social services available in our province.. 211 SERVICE..[r]

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Community & Social Services 2015 Business Plan & Budget

Community & Social Services 2015 Business Plan & Budget

receptionists all wore pleasant smiles and eager to assist. They brought out snacks and peanut butter for anyone who needed it. My case worker Jeff Freeburn has been exceptionally helpful in providing resources and avenues to help better myself. He is always cheerful and motivated to help, these qualities are echoes by people who have had him as a case worker. Cathy Ferguson has also been a great help. She is generous with her time and will see through to the end for any issue one needs resolved. The offices and reception area are always spotless and clean. Everybody that I see working there displays a courteous and professional manner that reassures one they are receiving the best help available. Northumberland County Social Services office should be commended and recognized for their work and contribution to the community.
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Report of the Social Protection Committee on the application of Community rules to social services of general interest. 16062/08 Add 1, 20 November 2008

Report of the Social Protection Committee on the application of Community rules to social services of general interest. 16062/08 Add 1, 20 November 2008

In November 2007, the Commission adopted a Communication on "Services of general interest, including social services of general interest: a new European commitment" 1 . This Communication builds on a large consultation process, to which the SPC's contribution was significant. It acknowledges the difficulties experienced by public authorities and service providers, in particular at the local level, in understanding and applying Community rules and the need to provide better explanations and practical guidance on how to apply these rules. In this context, two Staff Working Documents, dealing respectively with public procurement 2 and state aid rules 3 , have been issued. These documents provide answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the application of State aid and public procurement rules (PP rules), most of which were collected during the consultation process in the area of social services. They are complemented by an ‘interactive information service’ (IIS), which is a web service aimed at providing concrete guidance to citizens, public authorities and service providers in the area of services of general interest (SGI).
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Community Work in Social Services Departments: The Case of the Social Housing Finance Corporation’s Community Mortgage Program

Community Work in Social Services Departments: The Case of the Social Housing Finance Corporation’s Community Mortgage Program

In this circumstance of transfer and reconfiguration of power, roles and structures, public administrators have been looking for alternative pathways to pursue public policies that lead to building and strengthening the nation state, national economy, citizenry and achieving shared prosperity among its constituents. Related to this is the pursuit of social policies for social inclusion through, but not limited to, working with communities. According to Fawcet, Goodwin, Meagher and Philips (2010), policymakers in both developed and developing countries are underscoring the role and participation of communities in various areas of social policy with the distinct aim to manage social and economic inequalities. This has led to the “explosion of concepts” and mainstream use of terms like social capital, partnerships, community engagement, regeneration, renewal and capacity building which “strengthen and legitimize the role of civil society [and the community] in some areas of social policy” (2010, pp. 188-189). However, this has also led to the “convergence of policies on communities across advance capitalist states” (Somerville, 2016, p. 92) that has been “dominated by a neoliberal agenda” (Newman and Lake, 2006 as cited in Sommerville, 2016, p. 92). An agenda in which governments attempt to “govern through communities’ (Rose, 1996 as cited in Sommerville, 2016,p. 92) by “construct[ing] communities” of governable subjects (Somerville, 2016, p. 112) in parallel with providing an “‘institutional fix’ for problems of social services and social policy” (Macmillan and Townsend, 2006 in Sommerville, 2016, p. 92).
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Social services, community and equality : a perspective on the provision and use of child care

Social services, community and equality : a perspective on the provision and use of child care

Data were processed using the procedures of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (Nie et al. 1975). These included the multiple response procedure to aggregate data in which the respondent gave more than one response to the same question. For example, in Section C of the quetionnaire, question 4 askeo respondents to indicate their reasons for using various forms of child care. The responses fell into three broad categories and often the same reason was given twice if more than one service was needed. The main value of multiple response tables is that they indicate the proportion of responses attributed to a specific variable. On the other hand, a limitation to their use is that no significance tests can be employed.
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Community Care Statistics, Social Services Activity: England , Provisional Release

Community Care Statistics, Social Services Activity: England , Provisional Release

In 1999-00, there were problems with the size and representativeness of the sample used to derive the sample estimates. The councils in the sample may have had more activity in certain services than councils which did not respond that year. These concerns cast doubt on the P2f analysis for 1999-00, and the whole of this section was therefore withdrawn from January 2003. This means that there are no figures for 1999-00 for meals on wheels, home care/home help, professional support, transport and equipment. Time trends which use data for these items from previously published RAP reports are not valid.
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Application of Community rules to social services of general interest: Operational conclusions of the Social Protection Committee. 16062/08, 20 November 2008

Application of Community rules to social services of general interest: Operational conclusions of the Social Protection Committee. 16062/08, 20 November 2008

The SPC notes that the FAQs are generally welcomed and considered useful by most Member States and stakeholders. There are however remaining questions regarding the application of PP and state aid rules that the FAQs should address, with a view to reduce legal uncertainty in the social field. These questions relate in particular to the criterion of "affectation of trade between Member States", to the scope of PP rules and to the application of the SGEI package. They are identified in section 2.2 of the present report. The SPC proposes that these questions are taken into account when the Commission updates the FAQs. New relevant case-law - for example the Bupa 4 and the Coditel 5 cases - should also be referred to in the revised version of the FAQs documents. Furthermore, one should explore whether the FAQs should cover other Community rules. The SPC however notes that the FAQs cannot be the answer to all legal issues arising in the social field.
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Community & Social Services Department 2014 Business Plan & Budget

Community & Social Services Department 2014 Business Plan & Budget

The implementation date for the SSSMP set for fall of 2013 has been delayed for the secondtime. End user training scheduled for August 2013 has been changed to November 2013. Budget changes and system delays are reasons that have been given for the delay. Despite the rescheduling, in fact because of the rescheduling, there will be an increased demand on staff time – both for further “Fit Gap” consultation sessions, and for training on the new Social Assistance Management System (SAMS). This will place a strain on the division’s ability to continue to provide quality timely service to our clients whilst meeting training requirements and transitioning to the new system. Projected staff time,yet to be spent, on dedicated training prior to SAMS implementation is a staggering 850 hours. Despite the considerable staff time committed to date, quality service to the public has not suffered due to staff commitment and planning.
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Social services and social exclusion. Report of the European Community Observatory on National Policies to Combat Social Exclusion

Social services and social exclusion. Report of the European Community Observatory on National Policies to Combat Social Exclusion

Department for Social Affairs Welfare organisations Corresponding Ministry at Under level structure varies administration of social welfare&, partly, social from State to State services [r]

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Ministry of Social Development Investing in Services for Outcomes. Community Investment Strategy

Ministry of Social Development Investing in Services for Outcomes. Community Investment Strategy

76. Social Sector Trials have delivered a wide range of changes in their communities, filling service gaps, improving the quality and inter-connectedness of social services, and taking steps towards more systemic changes in social service delivery. These activities have supported increased access to services for children and young people in particular, to support attendance at school, positive engagement in communities and participate in education, training and employment. Cabinet has agreed to extend the trials for another 12 months.

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DELAWARE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES CLINIC PROVIDER SPECIFIC POLICY MANUAL

DELAWARE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES CLINIC PROVIDER SPECIFIC POLICY MANUAL

extent practical and legally permissible, there is communication with the student’s parents and other community-based health care providers who are treating the student to ensure that the child obtains all needed services and to prevent duplication of care. Administrative procedures should also be established and followed regarding the sharing of medical records in accordance with all State and Federal confidentiality laws (including but not limited to Title X).

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Irish Community Services

Irish Community Services

Brian approached the agency in June 1999 and reported that his wife had been arrested for an assault on a neighbour. The couple had been known to the service for a few years. Following a discussion with Brian it emerged that the couple had been experiencing racial harassment from their neighbours for some time. Social services had been brought in to mediate between the neighbours without success. Both families had brought complaints to the housing association and police about each other. The advice worker immediately wrote to the housing officer at the housing association and it was agreed that independent mediators would be brought in to attempt to resolve the situation. Subsequently, the couple completed a housing transfer application on medical grounds with the help of the advice worker. The racial harassment issue and its impact on health were stressed on the form. In October 1999 the housing transfer application was accepted and the couple are currently awaiting rehousing.
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Community-Based Social Economy – Social Capital and Civic Participation in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development

Community-Based Social Economy – Social Capital and Civic Participation in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development

The Vocational Activation Unit - "Laundry Service Facility" in Wodzisław Śląski is a good example of activating bridging social capital enabling effective action for the professional integration of people with disabilities by using the resources of public institutions at various levels. In this case, the professional service activities of the enterprise, which was founded based on public institutions and funds, gained acceptance and demand from both local entrepreneurs and individual clients - residents. This entity, thanks to both these forms of social capital, sells its services on the open market, providing employment to the inhabitants of the community disadvantaged in terms of employment. At the same time, close cooperation with local non-governmental organizations providing social services allows to create a comprehensive support system for people with intellectual disabilities or suffering from mental disorders. It should be noted that the operation of the "Laundry" on the open market is largely possible only thanks to the continuous financial support from the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, which refunds the remuneration of disabled people employed in the Plant as well as in various forms of their rehabilitation. In this way, the plant operates on the market on preferential terms. It does not change the fact that thanks to cooperation with public institutions, professionalism, and care for the high quality of services rendered, the Plant develops by providing employment to the disabled. Thus, it allows greater social integration of this category of people who are most exposed to social and occupational exclusion, i.e. people with mental and intellectual disabilities.
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Department of Neighborhood & Community Services

Department of Neighborhood & Community Services

The  Community  Interfaith  Coordination  unit  works  with  houses  of  worship  to  provide  technical  assistance  and  support  to  engage  them  in  efforts  that  strengthen  DNCS’  ability  to  address  County  challenges.  The office works to support many different issues and one of the areas of focus is emergency  preparedness.    In  FY  2013  the  number  of  faith  communities  participating  in  emergency  preparedness  planning,  response  and  recovery  training  decreased,  yet  a  higher  percentage  of  faith  communities  involved  in  emergency  preparedness  have  an  increased  ability  to  respond.  Having  approximately  200 faith communities participating in emergency preparedness efforts in FY 2013,  the emphasis shifted  from  recruitment  to  ensuring  those  being  trained  had  acquired  the  knowledge  and  skills  to  better  incorporate emergency  strategies and protocols  within  their houses  of  worship and local  communities.   Through the work of the Community Interfaith Leadership office, 147 or approximately 85 percent of the  173  faith  communities  that  participated  in  emergency  response  efforts  in  the  County  had  a  greater  capacity to provide an interfaith coordinated response to emergencies if such situations occurred.  This is  up more than 20 percentage points from FY 2012, which is directly attributed to the shift in focus. Specific  outreach  efforts  for  emergency  preparedness  will  be  assessed  regularly  to  ensure  there  is  ample  emergency  preparedness  support  from  the  faith  community  as  they  also  aim  to  serve  Fairfax  County  residents in a variety of other areas.  
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Democratic Therapeutic Community in a Network of “Enabling Environments”:  Transformations of Psychotherapeutic Residential Services  in Social Postmodern Crisis

Democratic Therapeutic Community in a Network of “Enabling Environments”: Transformations of Psychotherapeutic Residential Services in Social Postmodern Crisis

In this perspective, the practice of pharmacological therapeutics for severe mental disorders, as well as the structure of psychiatric care in the NHS, should be read as an attempt to make natural rules and social structures that are actually the result of specific configurations of power. They can therefore be interpreted as resistance to the change in the configurations of power between the parties involved. This can then trigger iatrogenic processes rather than therapeutic ones, acting in conflict with the achievement of an improved state of well-being based on more new thoughts, feelings and interactions. Even the use of antipsychotic drugs is included in the New DTC with the common awareness of their relative long-term efficacy, as all recovery oriented research has now shown (Hegarty et al., 1994 Harrow, et al., 2012).
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

units.html#3   Gatekeeper Training: Recognizing  and Intervening with the Suicidal  Patient  up to 3  hours     Geriatric Education for  Emergency Medical Services  (GEMS) ‐ Basic Life S[r]

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FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES

FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES

Quality assurance refers to activities that are carried out to set standards; it involves a process of verifying or determining whether products or services meet or exceed customer expectations. This can be done through continuous monitoring and corrective actions to ensure that services are as effective and as safe as possible. The quality assurance framework should facilitate the promotion and management of quality social welfare services, which will require the timeous revision of legislation and policies that direct social welfare service delivery. The alignment of strategic plans with the policy and legislative framework and environmental assessments will enhance the relevance and appropriateness of social welfare services. This framework should describe the norms and standards for such services and define the indicators to be used for the monitoring and evaluation of service delivery.
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The development of social services in Tasmania

The development of social services in Tasmania

Andrews Club established in 1826 which blended social activities, scottish nationalism and charitable aid, probably to Scots in need, the four main agencies of the period were the Benevo[r]

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Arviat Community Services and Information.

Arviat Community Services and Information.

The name “Arviat” comes from arviq, the Inuktitut name for bowhead whale. The community is located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, north of Churchill, Manitoba. Arviat’s lands and waters are rich in wildlife. The McConnell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, south of town, is a great place to observe thousands of nesting waterfowl. In the fall, beluga whales are frequently seen in the bays around town and caribou are often spotted near the community.

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Housing & Community Care Services

Housing & Community Care Services

We recently established six ‘tasking and coordinating groups’ across Perth & Kinross as a way of bringing key agencies together to jointly address anti-social behaviour and other community problems that impact on residents’ quality of life. These locality groups involve staff from Tayside Police, Tayside Fire & Rescue, Registered Social Landlords. They aim to better address the concerns and priorities of residents.

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