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    Delayed transfer due to lack of social care is costing the NHS £550 per minute

    Delayed transfer due to lack of social care is costing the NHS £550 per minute

    New analysis by Age UK highlights the enormous cost to the NHS of delayed discharges due to a lack of social care, and how more older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need.   The numbers of older people in England who struggle without the help they depend […]

    9th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Richmond care provider celebrates 1st anniversary with a big party!

    Richmond care provider celebrates 1st anniversary with a big party!

    In-home care provider, Caremark (Richmond-upon-Thames) hosted a special party to celebrate their first anniversary of their business and invited along clients and staff to share in the occasion.   Since launching in May last year, Caremark (Richmond) has gone from strength to strength and has acquired a solid reputation within the local community as a […]

    2nd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shared Lives goes from strength to strength in Surrey

    Shared Lives goes from strength to strength in Surrey

    A service that matches adults who need support with host Carers is continuing to go from strength to strength in Surrey. Shared Lives is a service provided by carefully chosen single people, couples or families who offer support and accommodation within their own households. The people they support live or stay as part of the […]

    2nd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Roller coaster joy for Worthing’s Sam

    Roller coaster joy for Worthing’s Sam

    A young autistic man from West Sussex who has never been on holiday before because he experiences severe anxiety is celebrating making an overnight trip to Alton Towers.   Sam Motton, aged 25, made the 230-mile to journey alongside two members of staff from Coneyhurst Lodge residential service in Worthing where he lives.   ‘It […]

    28th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    GMB joins forces with UK’s largest care provider to champion careers in care

    GMB joins forces with UK’s largest care provider to champion careers in care

    HC-One, the UK’s leading care home provider, and the GMB Union have today come together at the House of Commons to launch Careforce, a new initiative to champion careers in care. Devised by HC-One and GMB, Careforce has been prompted by a triple-whammy of increasing demand caused by an ageing population, low pay caused by […]

    20th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    A former nursery nurse, who became an apprentice aged 55, has been named this year’s top health and social care apprentice at Cheshire College South and West, beating 200 other health and social care apprentices to the top spot.   Angela Roberts, now 57 and a support worker at Belong Warrington, was a nursery nurse […]

    5th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    Homecare service launched in Swansea with HSBC finance package

    A Swansea franchisee has opened the city’s first Right at Home homecare service after securing an £83,000 finance package from HSBC.   James Foley, who was awarded the Franchise in Swansea, has used the finance package to launch Right At Home in Fforestfach. The company has already created seven new jobs for the local economy, […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Loneliness minister praises Kent home care provider’s hospital visits service

    Loneliness minister praises Kent home care provider’s hospital visits service

    Tracey Crouch MP, the government minister with responsibility for reducing loneliness in the community, has praised a Kent home care provider’s new hospital visits service during a visit to a Bluebird Care customer.     Bluebird Care launched its hospital visits service in Kent to provide companionship and support to its customers when they are in hospital, in order to reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety.    Visits from loved […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Northumberland carer and charity volunteer retires after two decades

    Northumberland carer and charity volunteer retires after two decades

    A well-known charity volunteer and Northumberland care worker has stepped down from her role and retired, after almost 25 years of service.   Mary Robinson, MBE, worked for Helping Hands Community Care for over two decades, providing care to hundreds of people across West Northumberland.   Mary, 74, from Hexham, celebrated her long length of […]

    4th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care UK silver and gold wins in national awards

    Care UK silver and gold wins in national awards

    Members of Care UK’s residential care team are celebrating  after winning in two categories of a national award scheme open some of the biggest household brands in the country – not just those in the care sector.   At a ceremony in London attended by representatives of employers as diverse as Laing O’Rourke, RBS, Nationwide […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Government must act quickly as social care now on tipping point

    Government must act quickly as social care now on tipping point

    The battle for survival of provider Allied Healthcare signals a descent into crisis for social care and the government must act or thousands more old and vulnerable people will face uncertainty over their care too, a fellow homecare provider warned. Allied Healthcare, which provides care for 13,500 older and vulnerable adults, is seeking a rescue […]

    27th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Recruiting for values, not qualifications, can help you find more of the right people

    Recruiting for values, not qualifications, can help you find more of the right people

    Skills for Care is working with four local initiatives that put values, individuality, diversity and life experience at the heart of adult social care recruitment.   Jeanine Willoughby, Project Manager at Skills for Care says: “Recruitment should be about talent, not background. To meet the growing demand for workers, social care employers need innovative ways […]

    25th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Ipswich care home joins forces with University of Suffolk

    Handford House care home in Ipswich is helping students studying careers in the healthcare industry understand more about residential and nursing care. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, was approached by the University of Suffolk, who were keen for staff at the home to act as mentors for some of its […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    House of Lords report urges government for clarity on EU healthcare deal

    The House of Lords EU Committee has today published its report Brexit: reciprocal healthcare. The Committee warns that in the absence of an agreement on reciprocal healthcare, the rights of UK citizens to hold an EHIC card for treatment in the EU will cease after Brexit. Other rights, provided for by the S2 scheme and […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    National skills organisation throws its weight behind campaign led by Lancashire care home network

    A national skills organisation has thrown its weight behind a campaign led by Lancashire care home network Springhill Care Group to highlight the growing skills shortages facing the care sector.   Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has come out in support of the Caring Heroes campaign which was launched by the Accrington-based […]

    21st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bluebird Care Maidstone launches companionship service to reduce loneliness

    Bluebird Care Maidstone launches companionship service to reduce loneliness

    One of Kent’s leading home care providers, Bluebird Care Maidstone, has launched a new service to provide companionship and support to its customers when they are in hospital, in order to reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety.    The new service, which will be delivered to customers free of charge, will see Bluebird’s Care Assistants visit customers when […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    Family team open new home care business in Bromley with help of HSBC

    SureCare, one of the UK’s fastest growing care companies, has opened a new franchise in Bromley. SureCare Bromley will supply people in the area with a range of dedicated care services including person centred care for the elderly and vulnerable, child care, home services and staffing solutions for care homes. The new franchise, based in […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    South Gloucestershire Council names Brunelcare as primary social care provider

    South Gloucestershire Council names Brunelcare as primary social care provider

    The charity Brunelcare is celebrating the news that South Gloucestershire Council has named Brunelcare as the primary provider responsible for delivering care, support and reablement services within the following areas: Hanham, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Cadbury Heath, Warmley, Downend, Emersons Green, Wick and Marshfield. Brunelcare is a well established care provider and in over 75 years […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    One of the UK’s leading healthcare providers will start providing home care at three of Borough of Poole’s extra care facilities. Shaw healthcare will be providing over 1500 hours of care to residents at Borough of Poole’s extra care services – Trinidad, Delphis and Belmont. Shaw was recently selected through an open tender process to […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

    Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The findings come as the quality regulator is raising public awareness about how its inspection findings can help support people […]

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