RSSCategory: Social care professionals

Dedicated care worker retires at the age of 82

Dedicated care worker retires at the age of 82

A worker from homecare provider Nurse Plus Dover was praised for her long-standing caring career as she retires at the age of 82.   Sam Sellars, born in Middlesborough in September 1935, joined the Nurse Plus team in 2011, then aged 75.  Her caring career began in 1953 where she was a nurse at Newcastle […]

10th November 2016 | By | Reply More
How can we ensure long-term sustainability of the NHS?

How can we ensure long-term sustainability of the NHS?

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS commissioners and providers wrestle with an annual deficient of £1.85bn and imminent demographic changes promise […]

19th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Carers UK warn that without social care investment the results are potentially devastating

Carers UK warn that without social care investment the results are potentially devastating

Carers UK warns that without urgent and significant investment in social care, the consequences for families, the NHS and the viability of care providers are potentially devastating.   The warning comes in response to the ADASS Budget Survey 2016 [1], which shows that social care funding is not matching the growing need for, and cost […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Encourage the cared for to hydrate says Bluebird Care

Encourage the cared for to hydrate says Bluebird Care

A care provider in South Gloucestershire is giving older people free advice on how to stay cool this summer.   The recent hot weather has all the hallmarks of a scorching hot summer ahead! Whilst this is a real treat, it also brings with it a number of dangers for the more vulnerable and older […]

11th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Hospital or home? Report sheds light on number of people with learning disabilities receiving inpatient care

Hospital or home? Report sheds light on number of people with learning disabilities receiving inpatient care

A report published today provides an overview of the number of people with learning disabilities and/or autism receiving inpatient care in hospital.   The Learning Disabilities Statistics Annual Overview is the first annual report of its kind from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).  It brings together various sources of statistics to produce […]

6th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Dedicated care staff recognised for commitment and long service

Dedicated care staff recognised for commitment and long service

During February a home care provider in Exeter and East Devon Bluebird Care, celebrated and recognised its staff for their achievements and service milestones.   The care provider acknowledges how lucky they are to retain knowledgeable and highly skilled staff in such a competitive industry that traditionally has a high staff turnover rate.   The […]

26th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Innovative new forum to help protect the vulnerable of Peterborough

Innovative new forum to help protect the vulnerable of Peterborough

Peterborough City Council and care providers from across the city have come together in a ground-breaking initiative to ensure consistent high quality care is the norm for all those receiving care in Peterborough.   Peterborough Providers’ Forum has been established to enhance communication, to protect vulnerable adults and provide an efficient and quality service to […]

25th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance, responds to The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance, responds to The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Heather Henry, co-chair, New NHS Alliance says:  “The New NHS Alliance welcomes the ‘The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ and the call for mental and physical health to have equal status and funding. If we want ‘mentally healthy communities’ we must start with what helps people stay well equally with what prevents them from being […]

17th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care shortlisted for Skills for Care Accolades

Community Integrated Care shortlisted for Skills for Care Accolades

Community Integrated Care is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted alongside its partners at Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council for a prestigious awards at the Skills For Care Accolades, taking place in Birmingham this March.   The nomination comes as a result of their thriving partnership with Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council, which […]

20th January 2016 | By | Reply More
West Sussex homecare operator announces pay rise for hard-working care staff

West Sussex homecare operator announces pay rise for hard-working care staff

A West Sussex home care provider has announced that from the 1st February 2016 all care and support workers at its company owned office in Pulborough will be receiving a substantial increase to their hourly rates of pay. In addition to an attractive package, a 23.5% increase is being awarded to the current weekday rates […]

13th January 2016 | By | Reply More
CBE for expert behind pioneering learning disability service

CBE for expert behind pioneering learning disability service

The expert who helped launch two pioneering learning disabilities services has become a Commander of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours. Prof Barry Carpenter, who has a daughter diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, was awarded the honour for services to special educational needs. He is chair of the advisory board of the learning disabilities […]

7th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

A high-flying care organisation from Wales is launching a two-year apprenticeship scheme – with 100 places up for grabs every year. Pioneering Pendine Park has already invested more than £750,000 in developing the training programme that’s set to revolutionise staff development in the social care sector. The structure of the Pendine Pathway programme that will […]

23rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
Getting the message write

Getting the message write

Anoto’s digitial pen technology is transforming business processes in HC-One’s 200-plus care homes, freeing time for staff to spend with patients and delivering real efficiency gains.   Robert Murray, manager of HC-One’s Greenfield Park Home in Glasgow, loves his digital pen. It’s got a long battery life, it’s easy to use and above all it […]

22nd October 2015 | By | Reply More
Skills for Care develops leadership programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)

Skills for Care develops leadership programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)

To support those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to develop the skills they need to progress to top leadership positions, Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, has developed the Moving Up BAME programme. The programme offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, […]

6th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

To support those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to develop the skills they need to progress to top leadership positions, Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, has developed the Moving Up BAME programme. The programme offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, […]

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