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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 […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Ombudsman welcomes latest Healthwatch England report

Ombudsman welcomes latest Healthwatch England report

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has welcomed the latest Healthwatch England report, which looks at the experiences of people who receive care delivered within their homes. Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, said:  Michael King, “We welcome Healthwatch England’s report on the quality of homecare providers. Our own review of social care complaints […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Healthwatch report on homecare

ADASS responds to Healthwatch report on homecare

Responding to a report by Healthwatch England on homecare services, Margaret Willcox, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said:   “This report provides a welcome insight into a vital service which many of us will need at some point in our lifetimes.   “Homecare is essential to enabling older and […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report points out fragility of care system says UKHCA

Healthwatch report points out fragility of care system says UKHCA

Welcoming an analysis of the views of older and disabled people by Healthwatch England, Bridget Warr CBE, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, said: “As a society, we should be proud that the vast majority of people receive good support at home, but concerned that this is not always the case. “Healthwatch’s report […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report opens the door on home care services

Healthwatch report opens the door on home care services

Across England there are more than 8,500 home care providers, collectively helping an estimated 673,000 people to continue living independently within their communities. Over the last year, the number of local Healthwatch citing home care as a priority has doubled. Home care, also known as domiciliary care, can include regular visits from a carer to […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Married couple separated for 10 months due to lack of available homecare

Married couple separated for 10 months due to lack of available homecare

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has asked Lincolnshire County Council to review other families’ cases after a man was separated from his wife for 10 months because there was no homecare available in his area. The man’s wife, who has mobility problems, should have returned home with the help of a care package […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare provider creates role to smooth the path for people arranging their own care

Gloucestershire homecare provider creates role to smooth the path for people arranging their own care

Leading Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare has created a new role within the business to help improve liaison with private clients, their families and social services. The role of Client Services Co-ordinator has been taken on by Karen Houghton, who first joined the company as a support worker in 2014 and most recently has been based […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra social care funding: Sheffield City Council aims to increase carer pay

Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead gains first CQC Outstanding in Shropshire

Home Instead Senior Care has announced that its Telford office has been awarded a coveted ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first homecare provider in Shropshire to achieve the highest rating possible from the care regulator. Nationally, Home Instead now has 17 outstanding ratings – more than any other homecare […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

Additional support for social care providers announced by government today

The government today announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to concerns over the combined impact which financial penalties and arrears of wages could have on the stability and […]

26th July 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson praises home care provider’s new live-in care service

An MP has praised a local home care company for launching a new premium live-in care service, which means older people who need round-the-clock care no longer need to leave the comfort of their own homes. Dartford’s MP Gareth Johnson visited local home care provider Bluebird Care Gravesham and Dartford at its offices in Gravesend […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

Scottish home care provider Constance Care acquired by City & County Healthcare Group

City & County Healthcare Group, the UK’s largest national provider of home care, has acquired Constance Care Limited in a move to strengthen its presence in Scotland.   Constance Care is a family-run Scottish domiciliary care business based in Kilmarnock with six branches covering central and western Scotland. It employs more than 400 staff who […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed commitment […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

ADASS responds to Jeremy Hunt’s written statement on Delayed Transfers of Care

Last night Jeremy Hunt speech on delayed transfers of care confirmed how social care and NHS funding to support integration is to be spent.  He said: ‘I would like to update the House about action we are taking to address delayed discharges from hospital in advance of this winter. Last year there were 2.25 million […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing’s first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London, Rosebank Park, opened in Essex on Thursday 22 June. The pioneering £11 million development in Harwich is the first of One Housing’s current wave of expansion into older people’s housing and care outside London. Rosebank Park offers 70 high quality apartments for local people aged 55 […]

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