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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 […]

2nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
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 […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home strikes platinum for quality care

Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home strikes platinum for quality care

A Brunelcare care and nursing home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award – for the second time. Brunelcare’s Glastonbury Care Home is among 68 homes from across England to win a Quality Hallmark Award […]

4th 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
Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

Caring Homes celebrate 1000th staff member to complete dementia training

A care worker at Oak Manor care home in Norfolk had a surprise visit from the Caring Homes managing director who presented her with an Ipad as the 1000th person to successfully complete the company’s dementia training.   Marlise Moura, who has worked at Oak Manor for a year alongside her husband Joao was delighted […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group embrace developing their staff potential

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group embrace developing their staff potential

Stocks Hall Mawdesley Home are delighted that Lilian Scullion is working as a Senior Carer at the Mawdesley Home and delivering personalised CQC tutorial sessions to her peers. Meet Lilian Scullion.  Lilian first joined The Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group, Agency run division, before taking up her most recent position. She has been with […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare care staff graduate from Senior Carers Programme

Avery Healthcare care staff graduate from Senior Carers Programme

May 2017 saw the latest dedicated Avery Healthcare employees graduating with flying colours from the Advanced Senior Carers Programme. Talented employees walked away with certificates presented by CEO John Strowbridge at a high-profile luncheon at The Kettering Park Hotel in Northamptonshire.   The Advanced Senior Carers Programme delivers highly trained lead carers that provide enhanced […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

This year sees the introduction of key government reforms to apprenticeship funding and frameworks. It will give many care providers cause to review their current training models, as Tracy Johnson, Head of Quality & Compliance at Heathcotes Group, explains…   From May, the way apprenticeships are financed changed significantly with two new funding models. Employers […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Manchester care home receives high praise as part of Government-backed pilot scheme

Manchester care home receives high praise as part of Government-backed pilot scheme

HC-One’s Rose Court Care Home in Radcliffe, Manchester, has received high praise for its role as part of a successful government-backed pilot scheme in the newly published Teaching Care Home Impact Report. Rose Court (rated ‘Good’ by the CQC in August 2015-read here) was one of a select group of services chosen to take part in […]

15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Blandford care home residents welcome local students to ‘pimp my zimmer’

Blandford care home residents welcome local students to ‘pimp my zimmer’

Residents at Blandford Grange Care home in Blandford near Dorset have enjoyed a morning of fun and creativity with local students ‘pimping’ their ‘zimmers’ and wheelchairs. Thirty-one year three students from Milldown First School, which is situated next to the home, visited the residents on Thursday 4th May, to take part in the exciting project. The […]

10th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Care England a body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.    Professor Martin […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers

Nestlé Health Science launches new online education hub to address lack of dysphagia training and support resources for carers. Nestlé Health Science has launched a new online healthcare professional hub featuring support tools and educational CPD modules following research revealing that 52% of Speech and Language Therapists believe that limited support available to carers leads […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare staff receive specialist support training

Gloucestershire homecare staff receive specialist support training

A second group of staff at Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare have undergone training to support clients with Parkinson’s Disease.   As the latest cohort of 11 trainees at Stroud-based DoCare await the results of their end of course exams, April 10-16 marks Parkinson’s Awareness Week, with World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.   Kate Townsend, […]

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