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    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 […]

    13th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Operations Manager celebrates seven years at one of Kent’s leading home care providers

    Operations Manager celebrates seven years at one of Kent’s leading home care providers

    Clare Mortlock, Operations Manager at one of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care, has celebrated her seven year anniversary with the company. Clare has worked in the care sector for 16 years and joined the company in 2010.     As Operations Manager, Clare works alongside franchise director to develop and implement the business strategy for Bluebird Care’s offices in Maidstone, […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

    Healthcare Homes launch accredited apprenticeship programme

    The Healthcare Homes Group, a leading provider of residential and domiciliary care services, is announcing the introduction of a brand new role to support nursing care across the group.  The new Health Care Practitioner role has launched, which offers staff an accredited apprenticeship programme that results in them transitioning to a skilled post alongside the […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Stay well this winter as Public Health England urges people to get the flu jab

    Stay well this winter as Public Health England urges people to get the flu jab

    Public Health England urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.   The Chief Medical Officer has warned that flu and complications associated with it cause […]

    21st October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

    Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

    NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

    13th October 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 […]

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