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Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

Harrogate home care provider goes the extra ‘outstanding’ mile again!

The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Carefound Home Care (Harrogate) to be outstanding following an inspection in August 2017. Carefound Home Care provides local, highly personalised home care services to elderly people enabling them to remain in their own home regardless of their health condition. Rather than working under contracts with […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

Home care provider urges older people to get the flu vaccine this winter

With the weather turning noticeably colder and more autumnal in recent weeks, Tonbridge-based home care provider Bluebird Care Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells is urging older people in Kent to protect themselves and their families from the flu virus this winter.    Older people are more susceptible to the effects of flu, a highly infectious disease, which can increase the risk of […]

17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

Care provider receives government thank you for a good job done

It’s not every day that one receives a personal letter from the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, offering thanks and congratulations for a good job done. However, Caremark’s franchisee in the North East is delighted to have received a letter from Jeremy Hunt. This followed the announcement of their recent […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Domiciliary care provider looks forward to the 2017 Best Franchise Awards

Domiciliary care provider looks forward to the 2017 Best Franchise Awards

Right at Home are looking forward to defending their 2016 Best Franchise title. Research experts, smith+Henderson have just confirmed the quality home care provider is one of the finalists for 2017.   The smith+henderson awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, are highly valued by the franchise sector. They are unique because they are based on the […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Autumn Budget must address social care funding gap

Autumn Budget must address social care funding gap

Responding to new figures from NHS Digital which shows that the annual spending by local authorities on social care rose by £556 million in 2016/17 to £17.5 billion, Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “These figures show that while councils are doing all they can to […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Care provider talks about how to cope when a loved one dies

Care provider talks about how to cope when a loved one dies

National homecare provider, Helping Hands has undertaken research with its expert palliative carers to identify how families can best cope with the passing of a loved one.    The research highlighted both the importance of helping a loved one to pass with peace and the prevailing advice offered to help make this challenging time more […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

United Kingdom Homecare Association announces appointments to board

United Kingdom Homecare Association is delighted to announce three non-executive directors were elected to join UKHCA’s able and committed Board at our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 October 2017.  The new Board members are: ·   David Chalk of Windrush Care Ltd, Gloucestershire ·   Lynn James of Carebridge Staffing Ltd, Kent ·   Gavin Stedman-Bryce, […]

26th October 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 England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

Care England welcomes NHS England’s offer of free flu jabs for care staff

NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement have today unveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter. Intensified preparations include: Providing free flu vaccines for hundreds of thousands of care home staff at […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Westminster based domiciliary care service rated Inadequate by CQC

Westminster based domiciliary care service rated Inadequate by CQC

A Westminster based domiciliary care service has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. Vincentian Care Plus was rated Inadequate for being safe and well-led following an inspection in August 2017. It was rated Requires Improvement for being effective, caring and responsive. At a previous comprehensive inspection in July 2016 CQC identified breaches […]

12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Could the social care issue bring down government?

Could the social care issue bring down government?

Outgoing UKHCA chair Mike Padgham signed off from the organisation with a warning that failing to act on the current crisis in social care could bring down a government. In his last speech to the UKHCA’s Annual General Meeting, after nine years as its chair, Mr Padgham said: “Though they might not realise it yet, […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
1.2 million people going without the social care they need-State of Care

1.2 million people going without the social care they need-State of Care

Frustrated care providers say a lack of action on funding means the number of older and vulnerable adults going without the care they need has shot up to 1.2m. The State of Care report released today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports that care homes are closing and homecare providers are handing back contracts because […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Instead survey reveals exceptional levels of client happiness

Home Instead survey reveals exceptional levels of client happiness

A UK home care company has revealed exceptional levels of client happiness, according to independent research. Home Instead Senior Care announced the results of the research of more than 5,000 clients on World Smile Day, October 6th. The results showed that 92 per cent of Home Instead caregivers have gone above and beyond for their […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

CQC report State of Care brings comments from across the care industry

This year’s State of Care shows that, thanks to the efforts of staff and leaders, the quality of health and social care has been maintained despite very real challenges and the majority of people are getting good, safe care. But future quality is precarious as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access […]

10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Ombudsman publishes rare critical finding against London care provider

Ombudsman publishes rare critical finding against London care provider

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has published a rare public notice against a Wembley care provider, after it refused to put things right for the son of a woman in its care. The man complained about the homecare services provided to his mother by Peepal Care Limited. The Ombudsman’s investigation found the provider […]

28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Swindon care provider awards care team

Swindon care provider awards care team

More than half the team at a Swindon care at home provider have been rewarded for their loyalty to the company at its first annual awards ceremony. The event was staged by Bluebird Care Swindon, where more than 20 carers were given a huge pat on the back for their hard work and dedication.   […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Gloucestershire homecare service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care service in Gloucestershire where staff go out of their way to ensure people’s wellbeing needs are promoted and respected has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June. Inspectors rated Care-Nursing Alliance Recruitment in High Orchard Street, Gloucester Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bluebird Care Kent appoints Live-in Care Manager

Bluebird Care Kent appoints Live-in Care Manager

One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care, has promoted Liz Wilson to the new post of Live-in Care Manager to look after the company’s growing number of live-in care customers.   Liz will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the development and growth of the home care agency’s new Premium Live-in Care Service, which […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

Leaked Brexit report on EU migration policy will create ‘a perfect storm’ for social care

The ability of the homecare sector to recruit and retain sufficient care workers will be significantly challenged if proposals contained in a leaked Home Office paper on EU migration policy are implemented, says the United Kingdom Homecare Association, the professional body for domiciliary care providers. UKHCA notes that this is a leaked report, which the […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider appoints manager to Belong at Home domiciliary service

Specialist care provider appoints manager to Belong at Home domiciliary service

Specialist care provider, Belong, has announced that Louise Chamberlain has been appointed to manage its domiciliary care service, Belong at Home. Bringing with her a wealth of experience in the management of home care organisations, Louise will build upon the service’s recent successes, including being rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and being […]

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