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New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

I know we’ve only just got our heads around the move from NVQs to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) but we will soon have to move with the times again and get used to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF will replace the QCF from 1 January 2018 but anyone who has enrolled […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Have you signed up to the Social Care Commitment Week?

Have you signed up to the Social Care Commitment Week?

Social Care Commitment Week kicks off on Monday 7 November both to celebrate the progress of those that have already signed up and also to encourage more employers to make the commitment.   Over the last three years more than 3000 employers – and thousands of their employees – have used the commitment’s seven ‘I […]

2nd November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care worker shows commitment to care by completing NVQ training in record time

Care worker shows commitment to care by completing NVQ training in record time

A Gloucester care home worker has won plaudits for completing her qualifications in record time – and while pregnant.   Hannah Muggleton, who works at The Knoll Care Home, finished her NVQ in an astonishing three months, when she was expected to take a year.   Now the 23-year-old, who is expecting her first baby […]

31st October 2016 | By | Reply More
Social Care Week 2016: It’s no secret; Care Council for Wales take great pride in its workforce

Social Care Week 2016: It’s no secret; Care Council for Wales take great pride in its workforce

June 20-24 marks Social Care Week 2016, a week dedicated to the workforce – the 88,000-plus practitioners who are the backbone of social care and early years and childcare services in Wales.   Each day, more than 150,000 people depend on the dedication and devotion of this skilled and essential workforce, and with the needs […]

20th June 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 73 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 53 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as Good, 18 have been rated Requires Improvement, one was rated Inadequate […]

9th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate

Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate

Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:   “The announcement of the Department of Health’s intention to create a nursing associate role is welcome to the care sector. However, several initiatives to create a hybrid, or intermediary role […]

19th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home company to pay above Governments National Living Wage

Care home company to pay above Governments National Living Wage

Hartford Care is a growing care company which currently operates a total of 12 homes with 7 in and around the New Forest and Southampton area.  They have a real mission to become both the Home of choice for older people and also the employer of choice for fantastic care staff.  Treating its team members […]

13th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Age UK launches new training to help care workers meet Care Certificate standards

Age UK launches new training to help care workers meet Care Certificate standards

National training provider, Age UK Training, has introduced a new learning solution in response to the recent changes in care industry standards and the introduction of the Care Certificate in April this year. The online tool supports workers in the care sector by offering them an easy-to-use, web-based assessment and evidence monitoring system.     […]

17th September 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
From Apprentice to Carer, how Abbeyfield is supporting employment for young people

From Apprentice to Carer, how Abbeyfield is supporting employment for young people

At a time when over 700,000 young people aged 16-24 are unemployed and there is little inspiration or motivation for building careers, we chat to three Abbeyfield employees about their journey from apprentice to carer, through the Abbeyfield Care Academy.       “It’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made.” Says 17-year-old Kayleigh Baber of her decision […]

30th April 2015 | By | Reply More
College enters training partnership with company that cares

College enters training partnership with company that cares

A Mansfield Woodhouse provider of home care to elderly and vulnerable people has joined forces with West Nottinghamshire College in a bid to drive-up standards throughout the industry. Respectful Care – which provides personalised care, support and companionship services to clients across Mansfield, Ashfield and surrounding areas – has formed a training partnership with the […]

28th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Home care provider launches City & Guilds accredited Care Certificate

Home care provider launches City & Guilds accredited Care Certificate

National homecare provider Right at Home UK has used the new Care Act legislation as an opportunity to introduce the country’s first City & Guilds accredited Care Certificate training platform. As part of the Care Act 2014, all care providers in England must begin training their carers to pass 15 new core standards in order […]

23rd March 2015 | By | Reply More
Public to see CQC ratings displayed across care services

Public to see CQC ratings displayed across care services

People and their families who use care services will soon be able to make more informed choices about their care by seeing first-hand if the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has judged them as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. New rules mean health and care providers will have to make arrangements to prominently display their CQC […]

12th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Information published on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

Information published on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is today (Thursday 12th February) publishing information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone’s care. Commenting on today’s information for members of the […]

12th February 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC sets out guidance for providers to display ratings

CQC sets out guidance for providers to display ratings

The regulator of health and adult social care has issued draft guidance for consultation on how providers across England can make sure they are meeting the Government’s new requirement for them to prominently display their performance ratings from April. This follows an amended regulation laid before Parliament yesterday (Wednesday 28 January) by the Department of Health that […]

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