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    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
    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
    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
    £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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    “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 […]

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