Tag Archives: social services

Island’s accuser ‘should never have been given job’

Claire Gannon should never have been employed to run St Helena’s badly neglected social services department, the Wass Inquiry has found. When the job went badly wrong she went to the media with allegations of corruption and widespread abuse. The … Continue reading

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How a ‘lazy, horrible’ man got glowing reference for post

Martin Warsama came highly praised when he applied for a social work job on St Helena, even though the Wass corruption inquiry later found him to be “incompetent, lazy and divisive”. And it was no wonder that his future boss … Continue reading

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Health and social services projects get top marks

Overall ‘A’ ratings have been awarded for two major projects run by St Helena’s Health and Social Welfare Directorate. It means the Healthlink 3 and Health Strategy projects both funded by the UK for three and a half years, achieved their overall objectives when … Continue reading

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Challenging behaviour unit tipped for approval

A proposed challenging behaviour unit in the grounds of the old Half Tree Hollow School has been recommended for approval. Plans include nine bedrooms, a sensory room, a “time out” space and a seclusion room, laid out in two blocks … Continue reading

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Barn View residents to have a change of scene

Residents of Barn View care home at Longwood could soon be moving to Half Tree Hollow as part of a plan to bring social services facilities together in one part of the island. The St Helena Broadcasting Corporation reports that … Continue reading

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