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    Recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported care staff has never been more critical

    Recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported care staff has never been more critical

    Findings from the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) ‘Driving Improvement’ report – exploring how adult social care services from across the country have managed to turn around their inspection quality rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ – show that the recruitment and retention of capable, valued and supported staff has never been more critical to achieving the […]

    7th June 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
    Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

    Care providers- Workforce Development Fund 2018/19 now open for applications

    Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2018-19.   The money allows organisations to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing eligible qualifications and learning programmes.   A number of changes have been made to the Workforce Development Fund for 2018-19 […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

    How CPD has changed over the years, but in a good way- Skills for Care blog

    The end of October marked my three year anniversary at Skills for Care. As you might expect, Skills for Care is pretty proactive in supporting continued professional development (CPD), so it’s been a very busy three years, but I’ve been fortunate to work for other organisations keen to support staff development. Let’s jump back a […]

    13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

    Care leadership team working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers

    Care provider Regard is working with one of the UK’s leading specialist learning providers, the Positive Group, to support the company’s leadership team to manage pressure and adapt to change more effectively. The 20-strong team are set to embark on a programme in partnership with Positive to design, implement and measure learning solutions looking at […]

    27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Complex care provider Badby Group launches #whyicare campaign

    Complex care provider Badby Group launches #whyicare campaign

    A COMPLEX care provider has launched a campaign to share the voices of kind hearted and compassionate carers. The #whyicare project records the thoughts of team members who want to combat negative stereotypes of social care. The Badby Group kicked off the campaign with videos from staff members across it’s four sites and have shared […]

    17th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

    Accrington MP takes up campaign for care

    A campaign being run by Springhill Care Group in Accrington to raise awareness of the unsung heroes of the care sector and the dangers it faces is being taken to the top.   Accrington MP Graham Jones is supporting the initiative by the national care group to highlight the sterling work that is carried out […]

    2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
    BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

    BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

    The BBC is launching a range of new online tools to mark Dementia Awareness weeks around the UK.   The tools – ‘RemArc’ and ‘Your Memories’ – have been developed by the BBC to help trigger conversations and memories amongst those living with dementia.  They will continue to be accessible to audiences, including those living […]

    20th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care manager Pearl gets heartfelt send off after 21 years

    Care manager Pearl gets heartfelt send off after 21 years

    A much-loved Black Country care home manager has retired after nearly a quarter of a century of loyal service.   Popular Pearl Bartlett, manager at Chandos Lodge Nursing Home in Hagley, bowed out after a special party was organised by staff and residents to show their appreciation for her 21 years of service and a […]

    6th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Launch of ‘CareBuddy’ app connects carers and patients at the tap of a button

    Launch of ‘CareBuddy’ app connects carers and patients at the tap of a button

    First of its kind health app provides quick response contact, in-built messaging and link to emergency services via GPS Mobile applications developer, AppBox Media, has today launched CareBuddy, a unique app which is designed to allow carers to keep in contact with their patients with a simple tap. CareBuddy also provides an in-built messaging service […]

    25th February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Royal College of Nursing President talks about the importance of overseas nurses

    Royal College of Nursing President talks about the importance of overseas nurses

    Nursing, Social and Homecare agency, Local Care Force has welcomed Cecilia Anim, President of the Royal College of Nursing for a special visit to Leeds. The agency organised and hosted the event at the Doubletree Hilton in Leeds to provide the opportunity to meet with Cecilia and to hear her talk about the importance of […]

    6th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Happy New Year to all UK health care professionals!

    Happy New Year to all UK health care professionals!

    1st January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

    Maria Mallaband Care Group and Countrywide Care Homes sign up for Skills for Care.

    Last week, Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and sister group, Countrywide Care Homes, took part in Social Care Commitment Week with Skills for Care and the Department of Health. The aim was to help to sign up as many employers to the Social Care Commitment as they could and to promote the commitment to the […]

    21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire pair up for highly respected British care award

    Yorkshire pair up for highly respected British care award

    The Independent Care Group is delighted to announce that its Chair and Chief Executive have been named as finalists for a top national award. Mike Padgham, Chair, and Keren Wilson, Chief Executive, are joint finalists for the Outstanding Contribution accolade at the LaingBuisson Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by […]

    1st October 2015 | By | Reply More
    Electrolux Professional announces Care Excellence Day

    Electrolux Professional announces Care Excellence Day

    Care professionals are being urged to consider the benefit of investing in management systems which streamline their existing kitchen and laundry provisions, ahead of a one-day workshop aimed at staff from across the care industry.   Leading laundry and food service provider, Electrolux Professional has announced plans to host a Care Excellence Day at its […]

    23rd September 2015 | By | Reply More
    New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

    New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

    The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, the leading provider of affordable retirement villages in the UK, is pleased to announce that Mick Laverty has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.   Mick, currently Chief Executive at the Student Loans Company and formerly Chief Executive at Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency, takes up his new […]

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