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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. 

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Care Recruitment

Netli believes the public’s renewed respect for the role of social care will play a key role in the UK's recovery from COVID. The post Workforce specialist predicts post-COVID boom in care sector recruitment appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The position offers a competitive salary and numerous benefits, including regular training and a Refer a Friend bonus. The post JOB: Hales Home Care seeks new Registered Branch Manager appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Both carers, from Norfolk provider Extra Hands, opted for a career change as a result of the pandemic and haven't look back. The post Recruitment success story: Former retail worker and cinema manager named care company’s Rising Stars appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Home Care Insight is pleased to announce the launch of a new recruitment service for domiciliary and live-in care providers. The post Looking to recruit the right people? Home Care Insight can help appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The care provider said it has recognised the Kickstart scheme as an “incredible opportunity” to help young people back into work. The post Hales Group welcomes young recruits through Kickstart scheme appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The tech-enabled home care company also confirmed that it is already EBITA positive, meaning that it is profitable at an operating level. The post Cera reaches $120m in revenue, creates 5,000 new jobs appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The provider’s Franchise Support Office, based in Poole, has taken on a new care manager, live-in care manager, and project coordinator. The post Good Oaks hires new franchise support staff after successful year appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Staff from across the charity star in a new comic-book style photoshoot, which promotes each of their 'superpowers'. The post Brunelcare staff star as superheroes in new recruitment campaign appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

The Welsh government has increased its support fund by a further £250k to help unpaid carers through the financial pressures of the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
Netli believes the public’s renewed respect for the role of social care will play a key role in the UK's recovery from COVID. The post Workforce specialist predicts post-COVID boom in care sector recruitment appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The Minister has outlined the actions care providers should take to support the vaccination of all community-based frontline care workers. The post Minister of Care: What community care providers must do to support staff vaccination appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The owner of a new home care service has smashed her target of delivering 500 care hours six months earlier than planned. The post New provider hits care hours milestone six months early appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has urged everyone to take the coronavirus vaccine offer and says "vaccines are the way out of this pandemic" after his mother receives her first COVID-19 vaccination.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
As Care Coordinator, you will maintain the continuity of care to service users and ensure care calls to service users are assigned at all times. The post JOB OF THE WEEK: Hales Home Care seeks Care Coordinator for South Tyneside branch appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The COVID recovery app is designed to offer people a bespoke tool and personal coach to help them on their road to recovery. The post App launched to support people with long COVID appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The Department for Health and Social Care has written to local authorities, care providers and directors of adult social services in England providing details on how all frontline social care workers will be contacted to receive their offer of vaccine by mid-February.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
CSN Care Group has announced it has secured an investment of £4 million from BGF to fuel its long-term growth. The post Home care business eyes more acquisitions following £4 million investment appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

Investigations into Covid-related deaths at more than 450 care homes in Scotland have been criticised as “wholly disproportionate” and are “causing irreparable damage to the professional integrity of nurses and carers”.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
The weekly average cost of private residential care in the UK is £848, according to financial analysts, who have found fees are very much a postcode lottery with a care home in Wales costing just over £600 and one in London costing over twice that at nearly £1,500.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care homes in England that have agreed to take Covid patients from hospital can now use a state-backed insurance scheme.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Lound Hall Nursing Home in Suffolk has now got its very own professional clown who is also president of the World Clown Association.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
The government has announced that care homes and home care services in England struggling with rising absence rates due to Covid, will be able to access a £120m fund to pay for extra staff or to pay existing staff overtime.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Prime minister Boris Johnson has told MPs he will deliver social care reform “later this year” as care homes demand assistance as they tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
Source: Care Home
Having a healthy heart can provide cognitive benefits in older people and can help delay the onset of dementia, according to new research.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
An appeal for new recruits and immediate funding to help the care sector’s ‘exhausted workforce’ combat COVID-19 cases is being made by social care leaders.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
GPs have been told by NHS England to give the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents and in England’s care homes by the end of the week and use the military if needed to get the job done.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

On 7 January, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a formal consultation on their future strategy. The draft strategy is the product of over 10,000 interactions with stakeholders and sets a bold ambition for CQC over the next five years. This week, the consultation went live to invite feedback on... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By adminuser
Researchers have been carrying out a randomised controlled trial for several years to test the effectiveness of a tool called Dementia Care Mapping (DCM), which is used in care homes to improve care for people living with dementia. The Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University (LBU), which aims... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
The Open University is today calling for significant reform in adult social work and social care to aid the sectors’ recovery from COVID-19. In its new report, The path forward for social care in England, the Open University’s School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care has made a number of recommendations... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By adminuser
The Government has announced a state backed scheme to indemnify care providers operating in designated settings. Care England, the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, has welcomed the Government’s decision to help designated care sites with their insurance. Care England has long called for the Government to... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
Care England, the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, has welcomed the Government’s decision to help designated care sites with their insurance. Care England has long called for the Government to help with insurance, including a letter to the Prime Minister at the end of last year. ... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
Statistics out from the Office for National Statistics today (Monday 18 January) show coronavirus has been the leading cause of death in England for the second month in a row The post Monthly Mortality Figures Bring Home Extent Of COVID Emergency appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
More than four million people in the UK have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination programme in British history. The post More Than Four Million People Receive First Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine In UK appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Inglewood Nursing Home has played a key part in the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme among care homes in East Sussex. The post Inglewood In The Covid-19 Vaccination Vanguard appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The Government has announced a new £120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels within the social care sector. The impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser

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