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    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
    Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

    Claim money towards developing your employees in adult social care

    You could claim money towards developing your employees If you’re an adult social care employer in England, you can claim the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) towards the costs of your employees completing adult social care qualifications, units and learning programmes. If you’d prefer to read our leaflet, you can download it here. If you are […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Hat-trick of quality care awards for Worcestershire nursing home

    Hat-trick of quality care awards for Worcestershire nursing home

    The quality of care provided by staff at a Worcestershire nursing home has been recognised with a prestigious industry award for the third time in a row. Kidderminster’s Brookdale Nursing Home, which cares for up to 40 residents, is one of only two care homes in Worcestershire to have received the 2017 Gold Standards Framework’s […]

    30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Further pressure for care homes as deaths could more than double in the next 25 years

    Further pressure for care homes as deaths could more than double in the next 25 years

    Researchers from King’s College London have found that deaths occurring in care homes in England and Wales could more than double in the next 25 years if recent trends continue. They argue that investment is urgently needed to ensure all care homes are prepared to support residents as they reach the end of their life. […]

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    Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

    Dementia care leader comments: Stop stigmatising care homes

    Paul Smith, Dementia care leader speak earnestly in defence of dementia care in care homes. Care homes have been getting their fair share of media attention recently as the General Election looms; the various political parties jostle for a hearing in regards to social care and health care funding. It was back in April 2014 […]

    6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

    Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

    Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

    24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

    Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

    This year sees the introduction of key government reforms to apprenticeship funding and frameworks. It will give many care providers cause to review their current training models, as Tracy Johnson, Head of Quality & Compliance at Heathcotes Group, explains…   From May, the way apprenticeships are financed changed significantly with two new funding models. Employers […]

    23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

    Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

    Lancashire-based care home leader Springhill Care Group has appointed a Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take the training of its employees to an even higher level.   Mike Lakins joins the group to help in the development and management of the organisation that employs 200 staff spread across its three sites in Accrington, Skelmersdale and […]

    7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

    Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

    Local authorities are funding access to a unique learning and development solution to evidence the competence of the social care workforce – and it has just gained Recognised Provider status. The Grey Matter Group’s unique solution that facilitates the evidencing of competence, wins endorsement as a Recognised Provider from the strategic sector workforce lead, Skills […]

    10th February 2017 | By | Reply More
    New carers’ training facility is Gloucestershire homecare provider

    New carers’ training facility is Gloucestershire homecare provider

    A new training facility complete with bed, chair, clothes, ornaments and all the home comforts elderly people enjoy has been unveiled by Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare.   The Stroud-based company set up the facility, which is set out like a client’s home, to help their trainees understand what it will be like when they are […]

    3rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
    Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

    Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

    Skills for Care has launched new learning activities to help care workers develop English, number, digital and employability skills such as team work and problem solving. Core skills ensure workers deliver high quality and safe care and support, to complete everyday tasks such as communicating with the individuals they support, writing a care plan, booking […]

    16th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Outlook Care demonstrates its expertise in new educational video

    Outlook Care demonstrates its expertise in new educational video

    Customers and staff from an Essex social care provider are set to star in a video to share best practice in their sector. Outlook Care became involved with ACC, an organisation that produces videos of people receiving care and providing care for educational purposes, earlier this year. Not-for-profit social care provider, Outlook Care, delivers person […]

    12th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

    Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

    An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

    9th December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

    Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

    Health and social care provider Shaw healthcare has been endorsed by charity Skills for Care for its staff training courses.   The endorsement means that Shaw healthcare will now be able to provide accredited training to staff working in other care homes and services in the sector on-site, alongside the training and development it currently provides […]

    15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    MSP Nicola Sturgeon opens innovative learning centre designed for care users

    MSP Nicola Sturgeon opens innovative learning centre designed for care users

    Glasgow Southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon today officially opened an innovative new learning centre designed to support people receiving care and support.   The First Minister was given a guided tour of the Gorbals-based Academy – and saw for herself how the facility’s special features encourage learning and discussion among staff at Loretto Care and the […]

    22nd July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Felixstowe Care Home Manager completes My Home Life training

    Felixstowe Care Home Manager completes My Home Life training

    Two of Felixstowe’s residential care homes will be benefitting from enhanced management support following the recent success of their manager, Judith Morgan-Worrall. Judith who serves as Home Manager for Foxgrove and Maynell House, both situated on the High Road in old Felixstowe, has successfully completed the ‘My Home Life Leadership Support Programme’. MHL is a […]

    4th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    ‘National first’ for Oxfordshire care home with Stroke Association award

    ‘National first’ for Oxfordshire care home with Stroke Association award

    A care home in Stanford in the Vale is celebrating this week after receiving confirmation that it will be the first in the country to receive a Stroke Association Care Award, meeting the five standards to help improve Stroke care. The Grange Care Centre, which has been run by husband and wife team, Ian and […]

    19th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care staff walk in the shoes of those with dementia

    Care staff walk in the shoes of those with dementia

      The session was part of an ongoing staff development program covering all aspects of dementia care, with the primary focus on “being person centered”. Participants experienced first-hand what it would be like not to be treated in a person centered way and how their interactions make a difference to their residents well-being. As Susannah […]

    17th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Social care company honours its first Care Certificate ‘graduates’

    Social care company honours its first Care Certificate ‘graduates’

    Eighteen carers from SweetTree Home Care Services say they are ‘thrilled’ to have become the company’s first Care Certificate ‘graduates’.   The Care Certificate was introduced last year for all new carers working within a health or social care setting. The programme requires carers to reach a high standard in areas including communication, privacy and […]

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