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    Care providers get involved in Caring at Christmas

    Care providers get involved in Caring at Christmas

    Spare a thought on Christmas Day as you sit down to watch the Queen’s speech or prepare to tuck into your turkey, for all the care workers who are putting the needs of others before themselves this festive season. It is estimated that a staggering 176,000 care workers in the UK will be working this […]

    19th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Chocolate treats for all give care staff a golden glow

    Chocolate treats for all give care staff a golden glow

    Care sector staff who told Investors in People inspectors how much they ‘love coming to work’ have even more reason to be happy after being rewarded by their employers – with chocolate! Comments from staff were instrumental in the Regard Group, the UK’s third largest private care provider in its sector, retaining the coveted Investors […]

    14th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scottish Care Awards praise Meallmore for exceptional employee training and development

    Scottish Care Awards praise Meallmore for exceptional employee training and development

    A Scottish care provider has scooped a top industry award for exceptional employee training and development at this year’s Scottish Care National Care Home Awards. Inverness-based Meallmore triumphed in the coveted Training and Staff Development category for its ‘Good to Great Upskills Academy’ Senior Care Worker programme. The CPD accredited, three day interactive training course […]

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    Department of Health and Social Care launches care worker recruitment pilot

    Department of Health and Social Care launches care worker recruitment pilot

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is launching a month-long pilot communications programme to promote jobs in the adult social care sector. The pilot starts October 31st and is taking place in Gloucestershire and Tyne and Wear. This will test and identify the optimal marketing channels in different geographical locations to inform a […]

    31st October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire care provider welcomes two new Home Managers to the family

    Shropshire care provider welcomes two new Home Managers to the family

    Experienced nurses Rhea Paller and Joanne Hicks have stepped into new roles as Registered Home Managers for leading Shropshire care provider, Morris Care.   Rhea Paller has reached a new height in her career following promotion to Home Manager at Stretton Hall Nursing Home, Church Stretton.   Set in the heart of the village of […]

    16th August 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Care industry ball looks to raise £100,000 for charity

    Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England will attempt to raise £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.   Over 250 people are invited to attend the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September.   The special event […]

    13th July 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
    Burnley care home staff redecorates with dementia-friendly colour scheme

    Burnley care home staff redecorates with dementia-friendly colour scheme

    Staff at a care home in Burnley are redecorating the communal rooms in dementia-friendly colours to create a relaxed environment for its residents. The team at Wordsworth House, which is based on Wordsworth Street in Hapton, conducted research to identify the best colours to help residents living with dementia feel at ease. The staff from […]

    22nd June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff

    Hft hails Royal College of Nursing’s call for NHS pay deal to be extended to social care staff, but warns local authorities must be properly funded to meet rising wage bills   Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has welcomed the news that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Strictly Ultra Ballroom – Fighting Cancer Together

    Strictly Ultra Ballroom – Fighting Cancer Together

    The stage is set, the training has commenced, the fundraising continues – Carol and Thomas McKenna are beginning one of the most exhilarating and rewarding 8 weeks of their lives. Carol a Nurse at Stocks Hall Nursing Home in Skelmersdale and her husband Thomas, (a former Senior Carer) also at the Home are partnering up […]

    8th 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
    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    Sheffield Lord Mayor awards “a true role model for the care industry”

    A Sheffield care worker that once performed life saving CPR on a resident has been personally thanked by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield for her exemplary 22 years service at Rosebank Nursing Home in S4. Helen Ibottson was full of emotion at the surprise visit by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, who […]

    10th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    6 Ways to Boost Staff Retention in Your Care Home

    6 Ways to Boost Staff Retention in Your Care Home

     StriveCare have examined the working methods of the few care homes that have the lowest staff turnover rates – those that lose less than 1 in 10 of their staff each year. They wanted to discover if there are any common practices these care homes employ to retain staff. And there are. In this free […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    It’s Snow Problem! Care group invites youngsters in to ease pressure on staff

    It’s Snow Problem! Care group invites youngsters in to ease pressure on staff

    A care home company invited the care staff on shift to bring their school age children to work with them.   Ashmere Derbyshire, which has seven care homes in Derbyshire wanted to make it as easy as possible for their staff to attend work despite school closures.   A team from each of its homes […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increased interaction improves quality of life for those in care homes living with dementia

    Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care. A large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found that the approach also saves money. Previous […]

    23rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    Dept. of Health & Social Care launches consultation on care workforce

    A consultation which will focus on the adult social care workforce has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in partnership with Skills for Care.   Those with an interest in social care are encouraged to share their views on what could be done to address a number of challenges facing […]

    22nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Historic underfunding of social care puts severe pressure on care workforce-Report

    Inaction by the Government in its approach to the social care workforce in England has been roundly criticised in a new report from the National Audit Office United Kingdom Homecare Association welcomed the NAO report for highlighting that a lack of action by the Department of Health and Social Care has not achieved value for […]

    8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

    Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

    Are you looking to get on the radar of your local schools, colleges and University? January is the perfect time to do this, as students start to make decisions about their careers or further education. One way to do this is by joining I Care…Ambassadors. This initiative is facilitated by Skills for Care, and supports […]

    28th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder

    What about the carers and loved ones presents at Christmas asks The Purple Angel founder

    Norman Mc Namara was diagnosed with dementia 9 years ago. He was 50 years old. In 2012 whilst out shopping he was rudely spoken to by a shopkeeper and decided to change the way people see dementia and treat others. He later founded a steering group called The Purple Angel; to try and make Torbay the first Dementia […]

    27th December 2017 | 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 […]

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