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The Abbeyfield Society celebrates Living Wage Week 2014

The Abbeyfield Society celebrates Living Wage Week 2014

This week The Abbeyfield Society will be celebrating Living Wage Week 2014. As an international housing and care provider for older people, The Abbeyfield Society is the first UK organisation of its kind to pay the Living Wage.   As of 1 April 2014, The Abbeyfield Society have been paying the Living Wage to over […]

November 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Urgent review of Social Work ‘skills crisis. needed to help recruit quality Social Workers

Urgent review of Social Work ‘skills crisis. needed to help recruit quality Social Workers

An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis’ facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need into work as soon as possible. Despite £65 million being spent every year by central government on ‘social worker grants’, which are aimed at getting people into the profession, councils […]

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Workers Charity pays tribute to former Patron, Lynda Bellingham OBE.

Care Workers Charity pays tribute to former Patron, Lynda Bellingham OBE.

It is with much sadness to hear that Actress Lynda Bellingham OBE, died this week, on Monday 20th October, aged 66. Lynda had been a patron of The Care Workers Charity, since 2010.   In an interview in 2013, with Charity Choice, Lynda talked about her reasons for supporting the charity and those working in […]

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Investing in staff is key to business success says giant of social care

Investing in staff is key to business success says giant of social care

A GIANT of the UK social care sector says investing in his staff has been one of the main reasons for his success.   Mike Parsons, the founder and former chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, was a keynote speaker at the recent meeting of the Wrexham Business Professionals where he shared some of the secrets […]

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

With so much negative press surrounding the care industry, we are constantly reminded of the sector’s failings.  In actual fact, the awful stories we watch, hear and read about over-shadow the incredible work that is done everyday by thousands of dedicated carers.   This Friday, the Wales Care Awards will be celebrating all of the […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Learning to care for her grandparents as a young child gave Leanne Tobin a special humanity which helped her win Borough Care’s Chairman’s Award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution’ at their annual Presentation Evening. Leanne, 28, from Heaton Chapel, has had a rapid rise through the ranks at Stockport’s largest care group, starting as a Care […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Personality Profiling Proven to be Significant Part of  Successful Social Care Values Based Recruiting

Personality Profiling Proven to be Significant Part of Successful Social Care Values Based Recruiting

Profiles4Care Exceeds its Care Sector Target by 80% in Values Based Recruitment Toolkit Pilot         Psychometric profiling company Profiles4Care today reports that demand for its online assessments by Care Sector employers taking part in the Department of Health’s Values Based Recruitment Toolkit (VBRT) pilot was 80% higher than expected, and that all […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

Helen Goldsmith is Clinical Lead Nurse for leading Nursing, Social and Homecare agency, Local Care Force. Here, she comments on the new initiative to ensure agency nurses are ‘fit and proper’ and how this is handled by her agency. Last month a national initiative was launched by the LPP to try and ensure agency nurses […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Staff clock up 65 years with Manchester social care provider

Staff clock up 65 years with Manchester social care provider

Three loyal members of The Fed’s staff received certificates and awards on 9th July last week, in recognition of their long-term service for the Prestwich based/north Manchester based social care charity. Lynne Flynn, Maurice Ruebin and Annette Woolfe have together devoted an impressive 65 years service; Lynne and Annette each serving the charity for 20 […]

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lancashire carer one step closer to national carer award

Lancashire carer one step closer to national carer award

A Lancashire carer is one step closer to being named one of her profession’s top individuals  after success at a major competition showcasing excellence in social care. Leah Whelan, 25, a support worker and acting team leader with Accrington-based Affinity Supporting People, part of the Springhill Care Group, was earlier this year nominated for the […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
New CEO announced for New Century Care

New CEO announced for New Century Care

New Century Care (NCC), a leading UK operator of care homes for people with dementia and specialist nursing needs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mel Ramsey as Chief Executive Officer. Mel will join NCC next month when she leaves her current role of Chief Operating Officer of Embrace Group, formerly European Care Group. […]

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
More NHS nurses needed in the private care sector

More NHS nurses needed in the private care sector

A BRADFORD based care provider has launched a recruitment campaign to employ 10 nurses by January 2015. Czajka Care Group, which runs five nursing homes and provides home and domiciliary care to over 550 people in Yorkshire, is targeting both trainee and experienced nurses in the UK and overseas. Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka […]

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