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    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    Care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives those looking for a career in the sector

    A pioneering care organisation has struck gold for the support it gives to students and those looking for a career in the sector. Pendine Park Care Organisation won the gold award from Careers Wales after demonstrating its commitment to helping students prepare for their future careers. They were among more than 40 companies from across […]

    14th January 2019 | 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 […]

    29th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Springhill Care Group get training with an equine touch

    Springhill Care Group get training with an equine touch

    Senior members of staff from Springhill Care Group went on an equine-inspired team building exercise to help them learn how to connect and communicate more effectively with staff. Three employees from Springhill went on the training session provided for Diamond Ambassador members of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and praised the benefits of using […]

    26th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    How the Workforce Development Fund can help you

    How the Workforce Development Fund can help you

    How the Workforce Development Fund can help you Since its launch in 2011, the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) has helped to support over 140,000 learners complete adult social care qualifications and learning programmes. The WDF is a limited pot of money from the Department of Health disbursed by Skills for Care. It supports the continuing […]

    12th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home managers go from ‘Good to Great’ with leading Scottish care provider

    Care home managers go from ‘Good to Great’ with leading Scottish care provider

    A leading Scottish care provider is paving the way for excellence in care home management thanks to its introduction of an exclusive leadership initiative. Inverness-based Meallmore Ltd. has developed a new ILM accredited, four day interactive programme, ‘Good to Great Leadership & Management Skills’, which enables its top performers to strengthen and develop their care […]

    5th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    Northumberland home care organisation appoints in-house trainer

    A Northumberland homecare organisation has appointed an in-house trainer to support its expansion plans.   Helping Hands Community Care, which provides social and specialist care to hundreds of people across Northumberland, has welcomed Natalie Perera to its Cramlington branch.   Before joining the organisation, Natalie worked in a range of job roles, including senior lead […]

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    Why Specialist Care Training is Important

    It’s inevitable, but during every carer’s career, they’re going to encounter patients they’re ill-equipped to support, let alone nurse; especially if they have progressive conditions like dementia. Rob Elsmore of Oxbridge Home Learning explains how specialist training can make a difference to staff, patients, and the sector.   Recently, the care sector was hit with […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Recruiting for values, not qualifications, can help you find more of the right people

    Recruiting for values, not qualifications, can help you find more of the right people

    Skills for Care is working with four local initiatives that put values, individuality, diversity and life experience at the heart of adult social care recruitment.   Jeanine Willoughby, Project Manager at Skills for Care says: “Recruitment should be about talent, not background. To meet the growing demand for workers, social care employers need innovative ways […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Local project inspires young people into social care in Lincoln and Skegness

    Skills for Care funded a local project that supported 17-24 year olds from a range of backgrounds to do a work-based social care placement. The project wanted to break down some of the barriers to employment that people can face, and support local employers to find potential talent in new places. Some people face barriers […]

    5th 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
    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home

    The Chase care centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, has welcomed seven new carers to the home, and as part of the home’s induction programme has provided ‘Dementia Friends’.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is providing Dementia Friends training as mandatory practice to all new members of staff that join the […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    The Secret Ingredient to Simplify Learning Compliance

    The Secret Ingredient to Simplify Learning Compliance

      Still using spreadsheets? Meet Qintil Learning Manager – The Secret Ingredient to Simplify Learning Compliance If you still use spreadsheets to manage learning and training compliance, you’re not alone. But how effective is it?  And is there a better solution?   With spreadsheets, you manually track training, certification, expiration dates, add/remove agency staff and […]

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    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
    Halton and Merseyside care homes explore new ways to support residents to lead full lives

    Halton and Merseyside care homes explore new ways to support residents to lead full lives

    Care home providers across Halton and Merseyside came together at the Halton Stadium last week for a special event, exploring new ways to support care home residents to lead full lives.   The ‘Activity Academy’ event was delivered in partnership with Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG, Halton Borough Council and the Widnes-based national social care […]

    18th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

    Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

    You could claim money towards developing your employees If you’re an adult social care employer in England, you can claim the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the costs of your employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes. If you’d prefer to read our leaflet, you can download it here. If you are […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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
    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
    Social Care charity looks to encourage local students into sector

    Social Care charity looks to encourage local students into sector

    A local social care and support services charity is hoping to encourage students in Redbridge to progress into the sector at the New City College Careers Fair.     Vibrance, a social care provider situated across London and the South East, will be attending the fair, taking place at the Redbridge College Campus on the […]

    6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bluebird Care appoints company’s first Training Manager to ensure consistency

    Bluebird Care appoints company’s first Training Manager to ensure consistency

    One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care, has appointed Nicola Walmsley to the newly-created role of Training Manager.  Nicola will be responsible for the delivery of training and induction courses for new staff at Bluebird Care’s three regional offices in Kent (Maidstone, Tonbridge and Gravesend). Prior to the creation of the Training Manager role, […]

    23rd 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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