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The only way to keep up to date with changes and events in our sector means spending a lot of time reading and reviewing news from various sources. 

To help us (and you) we have collated below a selection of news articles and blog posts from leading industry sources.

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Care Recruitment

Care Friends gamifies employee referral process by incentivising care staff to share jobs with their friends and contacts straight from their phones. The post Bluebird Care to roll out Care Friends employee referral app appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 19 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The £2bn Kickstart scheme aims to encourage employers to create job placements for young people who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The post Funding available to recruit young people under new Kickstart scheme appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

Masen and Selvie Naidoo, owners of Bluebird Care’s offices in Mendip and Ferndown, have recently taken over home care provider, Bluebird Care Swindon.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Home Care
A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the government to use the forthcoming spending review to invest £7bn more per year in adult social care by 2023/24.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
The Awards were launched earlier this year to celebrate the outstanding achievements of social care professionals throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The post Finalists announced for the 2020 Care Heroes Awards appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
This category honours the care staff who pulled together as a team to not only ensure the safety of their clients, but also to support each other's wellbeing. The post CARE HEROES AWARDS SHORTLIST: Home Care Hero (Team), sponsored by CarePlanner appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
This category honours innovations by staff or teams which helped ensure that service users continued to receive outstanding care during the pandemic. The post CARE HEROES AWARDS SHORTLIST: Home Care Hero (Innovation) appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
This category recognises the individuals that went above and beyond to ensure the safety and well-being of their clients during the pandemic. The post CARE HEROES AWARDS SHORTLIST: Home Care Hero (Individual) appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Older people and women are more likely to suffer long-term effects of COVID-19, according to a new study which found 10 per cent of 18-49 year-olds suffer long-term, with the rate rising to 22 per cent of people over the age of 70.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Home Care
Hourly pay rates for social care workers has fallen behind that of retail assistants and cleaners over the last eight years, while staff turnover has increased. The post Care worker pay drops below that of cleaners, Skills for Care report finds appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Excitement is building for the Care Heroes Awards – and there is a unique branding opportunity for suppliers wanting to be involved. The post Care Heroes Awards offers unique partnership opportunity for industry-focused suppliers appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

Police officers are gathering evidence on all COVID-19-linked care home deaths in Scotland with some frontline care workers undergoing “distressing” questioning, as part of an investigation into Scottish care homes.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the government to use the forthcoming spending review to invest £7bn more per year in adult social care by 2023/24.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is being repeatedly denied weekly COVID-19 tests by the government despite it planning to visit hundreds of care homes over the next six weeks.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care homes are urging the government to put England into a national lockdown to halt the threat of more coronavirus deaths and “protect our oldest and most vulnerable”.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care homes run by St Monica Trust have installed thermal imaging cameras at entrances to check everyone's temperatures.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
New laws mean a wider range of healthcare workers, including student nurses and doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics, independent nurses and allied healthcare professionals, will be able to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
A care home manager who captured the life stories of residents with dementia on film to help them remember lost memories and relieve their anxiety, says she feels "humbled" to be honoured by the Queen for her efforts.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
A care home worker for Nellsar Care Homes group shaved her head raising over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
Source: Care Home
COVID-19 has exposed an ‘already fragile’ social care system which has faced 'significant challenges' due to lack of PPE, staffing and testing, with long-standing need for reform ‘thrown into stark relief by the pandemic’ warns the Care Quality Commission (CQC).... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

Over two thirds (70%)1 of nurses felt it was harder to have compassionate conversations with patient’s families during the pandemic an exclusive survey has revealed... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The finalists in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2020 have been announced, and have been interviewed by the event's selection of judges. After the already difficult task of narrowing down the finalists in each category, experts in 3rd sector care have now virtually 'met' and interviewed finalists across all... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By adminuser
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published Out of Sight - who cares?, its findings and recommendations from its review into restraint and segregation. CQC was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to review the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation for autistic people and... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By adminuser
Skills for Care has published its annual The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England 2020 report, which states that the adult social care sector in England still needs to fill around 112,000 job vacancies on any given day. Using data provided by employers to the Adult... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
A survey of UK Retirement Community operators has found a 'very significant' increase in those seeking more information about retirement communities. This increase has been seen in older people enquiring about and moving to retirement communities providing care and support (such as retirement villages or extra care housing). Associated Retirement... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By adminuser
A nationwide Reach Out and Help Out campaign is being launched to help recognise and support professional and personal carers across the UK who have sacrificed so much for others throughout the pandemic. The #ReachOutAndHelpOut initiative is aimed at helping to connect carers and care workers with others, by encouraging... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released its annual State of Care report for 2019/20, looking at the quality of care over the past year. This includes the period before the full impact of COVID-19 began and CQC’s routine inspections were suspended as a result of the pandemic. The State... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
By adminuser
The UK’s retirement community operators have issued a call for a Government taskforce to help tackle the obstacles which are holding back the growth in supply of good quality housing-with-care for older people. At the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) AGM, operators threw their weight behind the initiative which is... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
By adminuser
A new report from the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Insight Group highlights how the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic affected people who use care and support services. The Insight Group brought together TLAP partners and allies to build an understanding of the impact and experiences of COVID-19 on... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
By adminuser

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