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    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    An apprentice at 50, Shelly can’t believe how good she feels

    Shelly, is a bubbly bright Support worker who takes huge pride in her role and the difference she makes every day to the lives of people she supports at Holland House, a Consensus service which provides support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Eighteen months ago, Shelly had reached the big 50 and had taken time […]

    23rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    6 Ways to Boost Staff Retention in Your Care Home

    6 Ways to Boost Staff Retention in Your Care Home

     StriveCare have examined the working methods of the few care homes that have the lowest staff turnover rates – those that lose less than 1 in 10 of their staff each year. They wanted to discover if there are any common practices these care homes employ to retain staff. And there are. In this free […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    The power of networks in adult social care

    The power of networks in adult social care

    Good managers and leaders in social care are committed to embedding best practice through engaging with their peers, sharing information and growing their knowledge. The importance and value of networking shouldn’t be underestimated. Skills for Care facilitates registered manager networks, covering every local authority area in England. They offer registered managers the chance to meet […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

    Bluebird Care Swindon has appoints a new director

    Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon has appointed a new director.   Katrina Simms, who joined the company in 2014 as care manager, becomes operations director, supporting founder and managing director Ben Curtis.   “Katrina has, in the time she has been with Bluebird Care Swindon, played a huge part in helping make it […]

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    How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

    How can adult social care employers get involved in National Careers Week 2018?

    National Careers and Apprenticeship week will be taking place between 05 and 09 March 2018. It’s a great opportunity to link up with local schools, colleges and job centres to promote adult social care as a positive career choice – and you can help! There are lots of low cost and easy ways you can […]

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    Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

    Bridging the gap between schools and adult social care employers- are you ready?

    Are you looking to get on the radar of your local schools, colleges and University? January is the perfect time to do this, as students start to make decisions about their careers or further education. One way to do this is by joining I Care…Ambassadors. This initiative is facilitated by Skills for Care, and supports […]

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    Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

    Councils must meet all assessed care needs says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

    People who need care should not be asked to choose which of their needs, identified through an assessment, their council should meet, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said. An investigation by the Ombudsman found a man was placed in this situation, incurring him more than £17,000 in costs, by Northamptonshire County Council. […]

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    Prime Minister Theresa May called to put our eldest and vulnerable at the top of her New Year resolution list

    Prime Minister Theresa May called to put our eldest and vulnerable at the top of her New Year resolution list

    A social care provider is calling on the Prime Minister to make looking after our oldest and most vulnerable top of her New Year resolution list in his third letter to her. Mike Padgham has told Theresa May that the crisis in the care of our oldest and most vulnerable continues to get worse and […]

    27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    ‘Elf & Safety’ top of the agenda for healthcare professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

    ‘Elf & Safety’ top of the agenda for healthcare professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

    Bluebird Care Shropshire is supporting The Alzheimer’s Society this Friday (Dec 8) as they take part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. The award-winning company provides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and the surrounding areas. It will be holding activities at its head offices […]

    5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    Worrying number of care homes not up to scratch!

    A lack of good quality care means some parts of the country have more than half of their care home beds in homes rated as requiring improvement or inadequate, according to a new investigation by consumer champion Which?. Which? analysis of Care Quality Commission (CQC) data shows that in six local authority areas, good quality […]

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    Request for cross-party action on social care ignored in Budget 2017

    Request for cross-party action on social care ignored in Budget 2017

    Today’s budget has completed a nasty double-whammy for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable, a social care group says. Philip Hammond’s budget speech contained no mention of social care, despite figures showing that the number of older and vulnerable adults going without the care they need has shot up to 1.2m. This follows hot on […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

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    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
    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
    CQC give ‘Outstanding’ rating for Guisborough home care provider

    CQC give ‘Outstanding’ rating for Guisborough home care provider

    Management, staff and care workers at Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland), the Guisborough based home care provider, are feeling elated following the result of their latest inspection by their regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The company, which employs over 200 staff and delivers 4000 hours of care and support each week to vulnerable people […]

    10th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

    No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

    Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care England warns about CQC next phase

    Care England warns about CQC next phase

    The closing date has now passed for the Care Quality Commission’s recent consultation on their next phase of regulation. This was the second consultation on proposed changes to the way the CQC regulate health and adult social care services. They asked for views on how the CQC should respond to our changing society and the […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

    Fears grow that Brexit could cause staff shortages in social care

    A Dorset care provider has spoken out over fears escalating recruitment problems and vacancy rates in the care system could get worse after Britain leaves the European Union. Brian Westlake, chairman of Dorset and Somerset care organisation Altogether Care said: “Social care has benefited from free movement of labour across the EU, hence the vision of […]

    2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

    User and community-owned care poorly understood, new research finds

    The growing desire for user and community-led approaches to social care is being held back by a lack of understanding of how to make them work, says a report described as a ‘wake-up call’, published today. Read here With social care in need of transformation and political parties focused on finding solutions, the new report […]

    27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

    Care Inspectorate award coveted six star reviews for West Coast care services

    A leading housing and care provider has received glowing praise from the Care Inspectorate after gaining five and six star reviews for its West Coast services. Blackwood’s Care Home and Care at Home/Housing Support services across North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and West Dumbartonshire received an overall five star review – a […]

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