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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 […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Dozens of care workers went the extra mile to take part in a campaign to provide people in residential care with the best quality of life. Teams of staff from across Hull based Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which run 19 homes across Hull and East Riding, came together to complete a 10-mile […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

Dedicated care workers receive a personal letter of thanks from the company CEO!

It is not often that the head of a national home care provider feels moved to write a personal letter of thanks to care workers in his organization but then, there is a first time for everything. Kevin Lewis, CEO of Caremark Limited, was so impressed and touched by testimonials he saw regarding three care […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Care village raises over £1,000 with sponsored cycle to Blackpool

Staff at Belong Atherton, the state-of-the-art care village in Atherton, Greater Manchester, have raised over £1,000 by completing a sponsored bike ride from Atherton to Blackpool. The funds will go towards purchasing specialist ‘Vecta’ equipment for the village. The equipment can transform any room into a multisensory, therapeutic environment for people receiving end of life […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group completes LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group completes LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out – LGBT Awareness Training. The training given by Age Concern Central Lancashire, seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Age UK say “There’s a real diversity of people within the LGBT […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

A Dorset care provider has spoken out over fears escalating recruitment problems and vacancy rates in the care system could get worse after Britain leaves the European Union. Brian Westlake, chairman of Dorset and Somerset care organisation Altogether Care said: “Social care has benefited from free movement of labour across the EU, hence the vision of […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

Suzie and her live-in care worker complete Race for Life

A former primary school teacher who lost her sight after being struck down with meningitis has completed Race for Life with the support of her Live-in Care Worker.   Suzie Prince completed the 5K race in Newbury with her Care Worker Zoe Hunt, who guided her around the course. The pair took part in the […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

A group of hardworking local carers were made guests of honour at a recent community event, which was held during National Carers Week.   The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of carers who support their loved ones. It also marked the latest office opening by the national care provider Clarriots Care […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen members of staff at Park House nursing home in Peterborough have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.    The group have accrued a staggering 222 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

Barchester says a big thank you to all their care staff

This week is Carers’ Week and Barchester is saying a huge “thank you” to all of our wonderful carers! Barchester couldn’t provide the services it does without such hard working and compassionate carers who are committed to the company values. The care and support carers give helps people to live with dignity, choice and as much […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care, the award-winning care charity, is the latest organisation to join the Care Workers Charity Supporter’s Club, which provides vital support to care workers who experience hardship. The Care Workers Charity supports the welfare needs of current, former and retired care sector workers. Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said: “On behalf of […]

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