It’s that time again for the SSA Christmas jokes to spice up your work’s party, or drinks with the neighbours. Here are some of our favourites from 2016…
· What has 100 legs and no teeth? The front row at a Cliff Richard concert!
· Did you hear about the man who swallowed a box of scrabble letters? The doctor said going to the loo could spell trouble!
· Bad news! The London Origami Club has just folded.
· I said to the doctor, "A row of books fell off the wall and landed on my head!". She said, "You've only got your shelf to blame!".
· I was playing a piano in a bar when an elephant walked in and started crying. I said “Do you recognize the tune?” He said, “No, I recognize the ivory!”.
Here is your collaborative news and job vacancies, for the last seven days. This is your last newsletter of 2016 and we look forward to seeing you in the new year….
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Residents in Dorset have given their ‘clear backing’ for changing local government structures. Read more >>>
Health & Social Care
Harrow is a fairly typical outer London borough, distinguished by its diversity, history (with its famous school) and strong family appeal – including low crime, green space and good schools. Read more >>>
This Lords Library briefing provides information on service user representation in health and social care and Healthwatch. Read more >>>
Peabody and Family Mosaic have agreed to merge together, creating a new housing group to provide 55,000 homes. Read more >>>
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