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Archive for the ‘Health & Social Care’ Category

Healthworks Collective

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 27, 2012

HealthCare SocialMedia Review is the blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media.  It is a peer-reviewed blog carnival; the host of each edition decides which of the posts submitted for consideration are suitable for inclusion.



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New UK Equality Law Act 2010

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 27, 2010

A recent blog post by RSC Wales reporting on the new Equality Act has excellent links to guidance notes and JISC TechDis information on equality in teaching resources.

Related articles we have come across which highlight other far reaching consequences of the Act include those from Emplyment Law Watch on the implications for Compromise Agreements and articles highlighted by BBC Ouch discussing how the act could effect jobseekers with a disability or medical condition.

You can also find more guidance details here through the Government Equalities Office – including interim arrangements.

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Skills Cymru – 16th-18th September

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 10, 2010


Skillscymru, which takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, will mark the start of a year-long programme of events and activities taking place across the UK in the run up to WorldSkills London 2011. It is being hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is also a Partner of WorldSkills London 2011, as part of its commitment to raise skills levels throughout Wales. Simon Bartley, chief executive of UK Skills, talks in more detail about the event here. SkillsCymru will also have a huge selection of interactive learning experiences for visitors and a fantastic group of inspirational speakers.

The World Skills competition itself takes place on the 5th-8th October 2011 in London.  Their interactive website is already live. Click on the scrolling skills list to access videos and links to career information. You can choose your national flag and get up dates on that country’s competitors. Check in with the site regularly to watch the ‘Focus On’ series of videos about specific career choices.

Students from Coleg Llandrillo have a fantastic reputation for achieving awards at the UK Skills and World Skills events. Talk to your tutor about how to get involved.



Posted in A Levels, Art & Design, Beauty, Catering, Construction, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Enterprise, Fashion, FE Students, Film Studies, GCSE, Hairdressing, HE Students, Health & Social Care, ICT, Painting & Decorating, PGCE, Plumbing, Staff | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Autism on Film

Posted by LibeRaCe on August 17, 2009

This BBC article – Autistic Impressions – discusses how many films have concentrated only on characters with special intelligences (such as Rain Man) and do not explore the real life experience of those living with the disorder. But the number of films portraying the reality of the situation (with varying levels of success) are increasing. The following have been recommended –


Ben X (dutch with subtitles)



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Teen Health Week – Teachers TV

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 18, 2009

teachers tv

It’s Teen Wellbeing Week on Teachers TV

Scheduled programmes exploring some of the emotional, mental health and social issues affecting teenagers today. Top picks for this week are:

Secondary Health and Welfare

Teenage Mental Health Eating Disorders: A New Solution Secondary Mental Health

What Teachers Should Know

School Matters – Battling Anorexia

Also this week everyone’s favourite Teachers TV series From Good To Outstanding is back and two more teachers are going under the spotlight

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Open University Blogs

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 12, 2008

The Open University’s blog portal is a wealth of information and news on a huge range of subjects. Posts are topical, current and written by OU lecturing/teaching staff.

There are also links back to BBC OU programmes (some are even hosted on the BBC iPlayer if you missed them), with upcoming show lists and some free learning resources available.

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Get Out and About – Prestatyn Walking Fesitval 9th-11th May

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 6, 2008

See more of your local area and keep fit at the same time with this years Prestatyn Walking Festival. Graded walks to suit all ages – see the remains of Roman Britain, take part in a 007 themed walk or try the three hills challenge. The ‘Healthy Prestatyn’ initiative site also provides information on walking routes in the town for everyone to enjoy.

Read more about this and other organised walks throughout the UK in the Guardian Travel section.

Find out more about this and other outdoor education activities in the Library at shelf numbers 372 and 796

Posted in Citizenship, Environment/Green Living, Events, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Social Care, History, Sociology, Tourism, Volunteering | Leave a Comment »

New Intute Guides Online

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 8, 2008

Eight new Intute Subject Booklets have been published this month, each providing a “taster” of the Internet resources that can be found by using Intute. They can be downloaded directly from the site or viewed as a PDF.

The new subject include:

Environmental Science
Materials Engineering
Film and Theatre
Olympic Studies
Biological Sciences
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Over 24 booklets have been published by Intute in recent years, and you are welcome to copy, re-purpose and distribute the printed or electronic versions for non-profit, educational use with suitable attribution, as the work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.


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Social Policy and Welfare Resources

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 4, 2008 

What services are available? Check out the Dept. of Work and Pensions.

Intute host excellent tutorials, resources and links for Social Studies, which are freely available to students.

The British Library also provide a fantastic list organisations and freely available resources on the Internet for Social Welfare as part of its  set of pages (it also highlights resources that are only available in the library itself).

The National Archives also has a section on the start of the Welfare Reforms in 1906 and breaks down the topics by group – older people, young people and working people. This part of a wider project called The Learning Curve, which enriches British historical research.  

Homeless Resource Centre (US) provides over 2000 articles and research papers in their Knowledge Base Centre.

Find a good basic Introduction to Social Policy provided by the Robert Gordon University.

The Higher Education Academy has a dedicated resource and links list for Social Policy & Social Work. This includes specific topics, organisations and learning approaches.  

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation supports programmes of research and development in housing, social care and social policy. Offers several hundred research summaries and information on publications and research programmes. It also has a useful links section to other similar organisations.

Find out more about this subject in the Library at shelf number 361.3

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