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£50 million from National Lottery players goes to communities this Carers Week

£50 million from National Lottery players goes to communities this Carers Week

Schemes supporting carers of all ages are amongst the 1,903 projects sharing in more than £50 million of National Lottery funding across England today.    This coincides with Carers Week (12 – 18 June), an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

seakr care workers celebrate Living Wage commitment

A growing Berkshire care provider is taking an innovative approach to how care is provided in the community and celebrating after being accredited as a Living Wage employer.   Slough based seakr give carers the freedom and flexibility to take control of their own care career, with the support of a large network of community […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

Care group makes pledge to improve social care with commitment to care staff

A care home group in the South East, Forest Healthcare, has pledged to fight an industry-wide reputation for poor pay and conditions with a commitment to salaries above the living wage and career development packages via their Talent Strategy to attract and retain a higher calibre of carers and staff.    Forest Healthcare, which has […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Care providers invited to give their opinion on Brexit and migrant workers

Launch of Inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration: “Beyond the highly skilled – The Needs of other Economic Migration Stakeholders” The All-Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for Migration today launched an official inquiry into the effects of Brexit on immigration. The theme of the inquiry – Beyond the highly skilled – the needs of […]

2nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Buckinghamshire home care provider, Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) celebrated years of dedicated service of 20 of their care workers at a recent Midsummer event.   The Midsummer celebration provided an ideal opportunity to show the importance of the care worker in the local community and enabled the Whitchurch based company to recognize and celebrate the […]

2nd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Could a lack of core skills be costing you?

Could a lack of core skills be costing you?

Could a lack of core skills be costing you? Everyone working in social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills, including team work, and problem solving skills. Together these are known as core skills. Research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that workplaces with basic skills gaps (where one or more […]

29th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Care operators feel the squeeze as National Living Wage kicks in

Care operators feel the squeeze as National Living Wage kicks in

Average business property prices in all sectors once again increased in 2015 according to Business Outlook 2016 – the annual state of the markets report from property specialists Christie & Co. The increase in average prices across the Care sector was 4.7% which is weighted by sector according to transaction volume, compared to 9.0% across […]

20th January 2016 | By | Reply More
All party support gained for the preservation of the vocational volunteer co-worker model at Botton village

All party support gained for the preservation of the vocational volunteer co-worker model at Botton village

An Early Day Motion – No 249 – filed this Parliamentary session which supports the preservation of the proven Shared Living Community model at the Botton community for the learning disabled near Whitby has won support from over 35 MPs drawn from every UK political party. The EDM calls for Camphill Village Trust management to […]

24th November 2015 | By | 12 Replies More
“Spend an hour in the arms of my husband”- What would carers like to do with this weekend’s spare hour?

“Spend an hour in the arms of my husband”- What would carers like to do with this weekend’s spare hour?

As the clocks go back this weekend, many of the UK’s seven million carers said if they had an extra hour they would get back into bed and sleep or go out and get active, according to a poll by Carers Trust. The UK’s largest charity for carers found that many unpaid carers who are […]

23rd October 2015 | By | Reply More
Twenty five care jobs created with West Fife care home expansion

Twenty five care jobs created with West Fife care home expansion

Benore Care Home in Lochore has opened a specialist complex care unit and expanded its dementia care provision creating 25 full-time jobs thanks to support from Clydesdale Bank.    Part of the Avondale Care Group, Benore’s new Robert Allan unit will provide high quality care for residents with complex needs. The new facility can cater […]

20th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Shared Living community village under threat as benefits far outweigh other choices for learning disabled

Shared Living community village under threat as benefits far outweigh other choices for learning disabled

Newly formed campaign group Alliance for Camphill, set up to inform and promote the benefits of Camphill Shared Living communities, last Tuesday presented to MPs, Lords and other disability stakeholders ‘Choice for Intentional Community’, highlighting the many benefits of community in delivering support to learning disabled adults. There is strong evidence that Shared living and […]

23rd September 2015 | By | 5 Replies 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
Activities assistant says goodbye to long locks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Activities assistant says goodbye to long locks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

An inspirational lady has already raised over £700 for a national charity by taking part in the Brave the Shave fundraising drive for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Ruth Joynes, who is an activities assistant at Sanctuary Care’s Hastings Residential Care Home in Malvern and an adult education tutor, said goodbye to her long locks on […]

2nd September 2015 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh-based carer saves patients life

Edinburgh-based carer saves patients life

A care support worker from Edinburgh has been praised by emergency services for her ‘quick-thinking’ after saving the life of an elderly service user.   Julie Anderson, 60, a care support worker at Shaw Community Living in Edinburgh, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on 80-year-old Donald Mutch after discovering he was struggling to breathe and choking […]

28th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider thanks care staff during Carers Week

Care provider thanks care staff during Carers Week

Care provider Barchester Healthcare celebrated Carers Week 2015 (8th – 14th June) by sending baskets of sweets to every Barchester care home across the UK. The tuck-shop treats were a thank you to Barchester’s 9,000 carers, who they believe are the best in the business. Carers do such a vital job and form very special […]

10th June 2015 | By | Reply More
People who access support develop unique voting guide for General Election 2015

People who access support develop unique voting guide for General Election 2015

People supported by the national charity Community Integrated Care have developed a unique guide, giving people who work in social care services their top tips for enabling people to vote. The guide, which is available to download for free from the Community Integrated Care website, was developed by the charity’s Peer Reviewers in Leicester, Heidi […]

29th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Botton Buddies Aim for 500 Supporters As Campaign Grows

Botton Buddies Aim for 500 Supporters As Campaign Grows

The campaign to save Botton Village has gained significant backing over the last few weeks successfully galvanising both local and worldwide support.   The Botton Buddy scheme – launched in early March – has really taken off with nearly 350 individuals already “matched” to provide support to specific Co-worker households.   A meeting is being […]

14th April 2015 | By | 29 Replies More
Norman Lamb condemns 15-minute care appointments

Norman Lamb condemns 15-minute care appointments

Norman Lamb MP, the Minister of Care and Support, visited leading West Yorkshire care provider Czajka Care Group earlier this month to gain an up close view of how home care is provided and to establish where reforms could be made. Mr Lamb also spoke to members of the Bradford Care Association to gain a […]

13th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Kent care provider announces 270 new jobs

Kent care provider announces 270 new jobs

Superior Care has announced plans to expand across Kent, with new offices in Dartford, Ashford and Ramsgate creating a total of 270 new jobs. Superior Care is Kent’s only Living Wage care provider, and the company is now launching a recruitment drive aimed at attracting registered nurses, support workers, healthcare students and office staff to […]

7th January 2015 | By | Reply More
Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

A care spokesman today urged everyone to remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas and New Year period. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) said those providing care over the holidays were often forgotten. “Far too many times carers, both paid and unpaid, are left out like Cinderella during the […]

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