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Care sector news

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

The event promises an impressive lineup of speakers, with major CEOs, former CQC inspectors, and social care experts all set to grace the stage. Who can you expect to hear from at the Leaders in Care Conference this year? The post Full list of speakers revealed for Leaders in Care... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Gemma Lloyd
With the Leaders in Care Conference fast approaching (29 May), we’re revealing who is speaking on the staff focused panel Beyond Pay: Innovative Strategies for Recruitment and Retention. Featuring major CEOs and retention experts from award wining work places, some of the biggest care providers will be speaking. Who can... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Gemma Lloyd
Following its launch in North Wales just over 12 months ago, home care specialist Alcedo Care Group has opened a new branch in St Asaph, Wales. The post Alcedo Care Group opens new £225k office in Wales appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Gemma Lloyd

Home Care

Discover the factors impacting vinyl plank flooring installation costs and average price ranges to budget effectively for your project. The post How Much Does Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation Cost? Everything You Need to Know appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Learn how to properly clean and maintain fabric blinds for a healthier indoor environment and improved appearance. Weekly dusting, spot cleaning, deep cleaning, and special considerations covered. The post How to Properly Clean Fabric Blinds appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Transform your space with asymmetric painted shelves. Unique designs, bold colors, and versatile storage for any room. The post Asymmetric Painted Shelving: A Unique Way to Transform Your Space appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Discover the crucial role of honey possums in pollination and their unique adaptations as effective pollinators in their native habitats. The post The Surprising Role of Honey Possums in Pollination: Nature’s Hidden Heroes appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 28 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Discover unconventional methods for catching yellow jackets with unique wasp traps. Protect bees and the environment while effectively controlling infestations. The post Unique Wasp Traps: Unconventional Methods to Catch Yellow Jackets appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Discover how to make penalty-free withdrawals from your 403(b) retirement account. Learn about IRS regulations, tax implications, and common exceptions. The post The Ultimate Guide: How to Withdraw Money from 403b Without Penalty appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Learn how to accurately calculate attic ventilation and determine the right amount of roof vents needed for a cooler and well-ventilated home. The post How to Calculate Attic Ventilation for a Cooler Home appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish

Care Homes

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Care - Generic

A new set of menu planning and food service guidelines for care homes catering to older people has been launched. The Food Services Specialist Group and Older People Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) have worked in collaboration to launch... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Jo Dale
Nourish Care is partnering with Altra, an app that enables people drawing on care to share their experiences and connect with staff. The collaboration is part of Nourish Care’s partner programme, which seeks to improve the platform’s offerings by integrating with apps that complement its system. The partnership between Nourish... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By Jo Dale
After the results of the 2024 general election, the social care sector has released its response to the Labour party’s victory. In a historic election, the Labour party has returned to Number 10. With a new Government in power for the first time in 14 years, the sector is wondering... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By Jo Dale
The National Care Forum (NCF) has announced its Care Innovation Challenge 2024 finalists following the annual challenge weekend. The event was held at Coventry University across two days, June 29th and 30th. There were 13 teams altogether, each creating an intriguing and attention-grabbing pitch for their new innovations to the... Read more
Published on: 14 days ago
By Jo Dale
According to new research from retirement specialist Just Group, voters are sceptical of recent political pledges towards social care. The organisation conducted a survey with Opinium between 19th and 25th June among 2,000 adults of voting age. In 2021, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the social care reforms he... Read more
Published on: 18 days ago
By Jo Dale
New analysis from Fulcrum Care has found links between deprivation, affluence and care home quality ratings. To conduct its analysis, Fulcrum Care compiled a review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) and socioeconomic data from areas across England. It has found a link between low socioeconomic status and low quality of... Read more
Published on: 19 days ago
By Jo Dale
Ian Trenholm, CQC Chief Executive, has announced his intention to step down from his role and as a Board member at the end of June. Kate Terroni, CQC Deputy Chief Executive will be appointed as Interim Chief Executive. A permanent appointment will be made in due course. Reflecting on his... Read more
Published on: 20 days ago
By Jo Dale
The Daughters of Charity Services (DCS) has published a new report based on findings from its 2023 survey of 205 social care providers. The report shines a light on some of the sector’s key challenges, including recruitment, retention and funding. In addition, the report offers the incoming Government an outline... Read more
Published on: 21 days ago
By Jo Dale
The charity Deafblind UK is urging the next Government to do more to help deafblind people across the nation. The week commencing June 24th is Deafblind Awareness week, it is also the week before the general election. Deafblind UK is taking this opportunity to make a call to the incoming... Read more
Published on: 24 days ago
By Jo Dale

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