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    Christchurch Group wins high profile Health Investor award – for Complex Care Provider of the Year

    Christchurch Group wins high profile Health Investor award – for Complex Care Provider of the Year

    Neurological rehabilitation specialists Christchurch Group have been named Complex Care Provider of the Year at the high-profile Health Investor Awards. The awards highlight excellence in independent healthcare across the UK. Christchurch Group won the award after demonstrating ‘excellence within care that is focused on patients with multiple needs that are interconnected or who have profound, […]

    5th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Is national taxation the solution to funding care?

    Nine in ten (89 per cent) of councils say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.   Ahead of its Annual Conference in Birmingham next week, the Local Government Association has polled the leaders and adult social care cabinet members in all 152 councils […]

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    As the NHS marks its 70th birthday care leader asks for better support for social care

    As the NHS marks its 70th birthday care leader asks for better support for social care

    Properly funding social care would help transform the next 70 years of the NHS, a care leader said today. As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, Mike Padgham says the best present it could be given would be better support for social care. He is so worried about the current crisis in the care of […]

    29th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    67% think a career in social care is undervalued by society

    67% think a career in social care is undervalued by society

    A host of influential social care organisations have united to warn Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of an impending workforce crisis and the dire need to improve the public perception of social care.   In a joint letter, Anchor, Care England, and United for All Ages urge the government to demonstrate it values social care and […]

    25th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    GMB joins forces with UK’s largest care provider to champion careers in care

    GMB joins forces with UK’s largest care provider to champion careers in care

    HC-One, the UK’s leading care home provider, and the GMB Union have today come together at the House of Commons to launch Careforce, a new initiative to champion careers in care. Devised by HC-One and GMB, Careforce has been prompted by a triple-whammy of increasing demand caused by an ageing population, low pay caused by […]

    20th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Ellesmere Port event aims to improve services for people with learning difficulties

    Ellesmere Port event aims to improve services for people with learning difficulties

    Improving the lives of people with learning difficulties was top of the agenda at an event organised by Ellesmere Port social care provider 1st Enable.   Service users and carers joined commissioners from the NHS and local councils to discuss ways to improve services at the event at Inglewood Manor in Ledsham, Cheshire.   1st […]

    14th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    Most vulnerable people in Birmingham targeted in fire safety scheme

    People over the age of 65 “are most likely to die or be injured in a house fire” according to the Station Commander of a Birmingham fire station who has joined forces with Ageing Better in Birmingham to help keep the most vulnerable people in the city safe.   Latest figures show that during a […]

    13th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    SweetTree Home Care Services scores hat-trick with IiP Gold award

    SweetTree Home Care Services scores hat-trick with IiP Gold award

    They’ve done it again! SweetTree Home Care Services, which provides home and live-in care services to people across London, has been re-awarded the Gold Investors in People accolade, recognising the company’s commitment to helping its staff deliver their best performance in the workplace. It comes just months after SweetTree was announced as one of the […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Esk Valley Camphill Community launches £1million appeal

    Esk Valley Camphill Community launches £1million appeal

      Some 200 people gathered in Danby Village Hall to celebrate the launch of a new, 80-strong Camphill community.   The Esk Valley Camphill Community  is working in partnership with The Avalon Group which is the approved Shared Lives provider for North Yorkshire County Council. The Esk Valley Camphill Community (EVCC) already rents 19 properties at […]

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    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    A former nursery nurse, who became an apprentice aged 55, has been named this year’s top health and social care apprentice at Cheshire College South and West, beating 200 other health and social care apprentices to the top spot.   Angela Roberts, now 57 and a support worker at Belong Warrington, was a nursery nurse […]

    5th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    Care Provider Alliance seeks views on STP engagement with the health and social care sector

    The Care Provider Alliance brings together the main national associations representing social care in England. The Alliance is calling on adult social care providers, from small local services to large national organisations, to share their experience of and views about engagement with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). STPs bring together health and care services in […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    It’s inevitable, but during every carer’s career, they’re going to encounter patients they’re ill-equipped to support, let alone nurse; especially if they have progressive conditions like dementia. Rob Elsmore of Oxbridge Home Learning explains how specialist training can make a difference to staff, patients, and the sector.   Recently, the care sector was hit with […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis

    The Government can learn important lessons from the Japanese social care system in achieving public buy-in, an easy to navigate system and a strong focus on prevention of loneliness and ill health, experts suggest today.   These are the key findings from the Nuffield Trust report, What can England learn from the long-term care system […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    LGA responds to report by Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce

    Responding to a report by the Public Accounts Committee on the adult social care workforce in England, which states that a credible plan to sustain the underfunded care sector is needed this year, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This report lays bare the stark facts […]

    9th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Seeing the potential in people can boost your recruitment

    Seeing the potential in people can boost your recruitment

    Some people face barriers to moving into work, and not everyone has recent experience or qualifications to support them. However, people from all kinds of backgrounds can have the right values to work in our sector. Taking an open approach to your recruitment can help adult social care employers to recruit from a wider talent […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Lord O’Shaughnessy discusses how GDPR can benefit care homes

    Data protection laws are set to change in a few weeks as we prepare for the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what do the new rules mean, and why do they matter for care homes?  The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act, and will set a stronger framework for […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Skills for Care funded a local project that supported 17-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds to do a work-based social care placement. The project wanted to break down some of the barriers to employment that people can face, and support local employers to find potential talent in new places. Some people face barriers […]

    5th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Handford House care home in Ipswich is helping students studying careers in the healthcare industry understand more about residential and nursing care. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, was approached by the University of Suffolk, who were keen for staff at the home to act as mentors for some of its […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Awareness and adjustments are key to tackling health inequalities

    Awareness and adjustments are key to tackling health inequalities

    Greater awareness of the health issues experienced by disabled people and the use of reasonable adjustments are vital if individuals are to have better health outcomes. These are among the good practice steps for health and care staff outlined in a new publication released today.   The VODG discussion paper, Tackling Health Inequalities, sets out […]

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