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Social Care staff in the UK: Driving quality or political stagnation?

March 19, 2015
by Luke Goater via Work Thought Blog

The adult social care sector provides care for adults with a range of support needs including those with physical or learning disabilities and older adults, many of whom have dementia. These are some of the most vulnerable members of our society as well as being groups of people who are more likely to have significant […]

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Open Data: are local councils getting the message?

March 11, 2015
by Tim O'Riordan via WSI | WSI

I attended a highly inspirational talk at the Ordnance Survey last Thursday. The key speaker, Chief Technology Officer at the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, Liam Maxwell, spoke on “Government as a Platform” (GaaP) under the auspices of the Southern Policy Centre to a distinguished group including local and national politicians, academics, CEO’s and researchers. Maxwell is in charge of streamlining …

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Web Science Public Engagement Lecture

March 11, 2015
by Lisa Harris via WSI | WSI

Web Science iPhD students are hosting a Public Engagement Lecture to discuss a series of Computational topics as they relate to the socio-technical nature of the World Wide Web. Web Science explores the technologies, policies and practices of the interchange of data, information and knowledge, on the web in a cross & multi-disciplinary fashion. Students come from many different backgrounds. …

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The first UK Open Data Camp, Winchester

March 2, 2015
by Johanna Walker via WSI | WSI

As the first ‘unconference’ I’ve attended, I was initially nervous that sanctioned chaos was about to break out. Thankfully, due to a deceptively laid-back but in fact highly efficient organising team, everything ran like clockwork. Subjects were not arranged in advance but any attendee was free to run a session over the two days, ranging from organised presentations to more …

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