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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

Speaking at the Home Care Expo, the chair of the Homecare Association expressed deep concern for the growing workforce shortages in social care. The post Workforce crisis: ‘I’ve never known it so bad’, says care boss appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The aim of the event is to encourage adults across the country to start a career in social care and learn more about the sector. The post Helping Hands to host recruitment day across 140 branches appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The Care Hub has been rebranded as Purpletribe as it looks to help providers find the right staff with the right values. The post Rebranded service pledges to take recruitment stresses away from care providers appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The company will be working with local councils and the government to train new arrivals from Afghanistan as professional carers. The post Home care provider pledges to recruit 500 Afghan refugees appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 24 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The proposed scheme, Now Care, aims to tackle long-standing recruitment and retention issues in social care and attract high-calibre talent. The post New social care talent and leadership development programme ‘strongly welcomed’ by sector appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
To bolster the ‘100 in 7’ recruitment initiative in Northern Ireland, the company said it is implementing a 4% pay increase. The post Connected Health on track to recruit 100 care workers in seven days appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The new managers will act as designated points of contact for customers, with the aim of maintaining and enhancing the provision of high-quality care. The post Respectful Care appoints client relationship managers to enhance customer support appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Skills for Care will be sharing information and ideas through articles and social media posts to ensure providers are #RecruitmentReady. The post Skills for Care launches recruitment resources page to support providers appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The new recruits join the company with a combined experience of over 30 years’ in the care sector. The post Promedica24 appoints two new care managers to support teams across England appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed former Skills minister Gillian Keegan as the country’s new care minister as part of his Cabinet reshuffle to replace Helen Whately who will take up a Treasury post.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
Speaking at the Home Care Expo, the chair of the Homecare Association expressed deep concern for the growing workforce shortages in social care. The post Workforce crisis: ‘I’ve never known it so bad’, says care boss appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
UKHCA has announced a new brand identity at a time of “significant opportunity for transformation” in the home care sector. The post WATCH: UKHCA unveils new name and brand identity appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The new end-to-end care management system is designed to bring together all the features that care providers need. The post Unique IQ announces ‘revolutionary’ care management system launch appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The update comes amid growing concern that COVID and flu vaccinations will be made a condition of deployment for home care staff. The post Care workers can opt-out of COVID vaccinations on medical grounds appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
A third dose of a Covid vaccine will be given to care workers, NHS staff, over-50s, and people with health conditions across the UK from 20 September.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Home Care
Click here to find out which suppliers serving the social care sector have been shortlisted ahead of the gala dinner. The post LEADERS IN CARE AWARDS 2021: Supplier shortlists revealed appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
This award recognises the most supportive businesses providing training, recruitment, compliance, financial and other services. The post 2021 LEADERS IN CARE AWARDS SHORTLIST: Business Services  appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
This award honours suppliers who have come up with innovative solutions that streamline business processes and improve client outcomes. The post 2021 LEADERS IN CARE AWARDS: Innovation in Home Care appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

Channel 4’s care home drama Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham has been commended by the Care Workers’ Charity for “accurately portraying the feelings of despair and abandonment” by care workers during the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed former Skills minister Gillian Keegan as the country’s new care minister as part of his Cabinet reshuffle to replace Helen Whately who will take up a Treasury post.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Families have marched to 10 Downing Street to deliver a 267,000-strong petiton demanding care home residents like 100-year-old Frances be allowed to see their families when they want and penalise care homes that fail to allow it.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care home staff who are pregnant, have severe allergies or had an adverse reaction to the first dose, will be exempt from mandatory vaccination.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care homes are feeling a ‘slap in the face' from the government’s decision to provide an insurance indemnity for music festivals, while care homes fear closure as they struggle to get insurance protection against Covid-19 claims.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
A care provider has been fined £363,000 for failing to prevent a male resident raping a woman and committing 79 incidents of “verbal or physical sexualised behaviour” against five residents and eight staff members in a care home.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
A third dose of a Covid vaccine will be given to care workers, NHS staff, over-50s, and people with health conditions across the UK from 20 September.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care home staff have launched legal action against the government and Health Secretary Sajid Javid for introducing a mandatory Covid jab requirement for care workers, which they call an “unlawful and unnecessary restriction.”... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
With care homes struggling to find enough staff to fill care vacancies across the country, the government has been urged to change immigration restrictions on low paid foreign workers to address the staffing crisis in the care sector.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

UNISON, the public service union, believes mandatory vaccination should be scrapped or thousands of people may lose out on the support they need. Care workers must have had their first vaccination this week (Thursday 16th September) to beat the Government’s deadline of 11th November to be double-jabbed or be banned... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By adminuser
The NHS has this week started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups from, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Today is the last date for care home workers to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, so they are fully vaccinated by the time the compulsory vaccines regulations come into force on the 11th of November. After the 11th November, anyone working or volunteering in a care home... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
16th September is the last date for care home workers to get their first dose of the COVID vaccine so they are fully vaccinated by the time the compulsory vaccines regulations come into force... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its autumn and winter COVID-19 plan this week. Prior to the latest Government announcements, Stephen Chandler, ADASS President, said, ‘Adult social care must be central to the Winter Plan and not an afterthought. We hope that the plan incorporates the recommendations... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By adminuser
Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
A new rapid survey of ADASS members shows that whilst councils are delivering more care and support in people’s homes, people are waiting longer for vital care assessments and reviews.  It suggests that the number of people waiting for assessments and reviews has increased over the last three months. It... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
By adminuser
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a project to increase the number of care home staff that take up the flu vaccine.... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
Source: The Carer
By Editor
The Government is seeking views on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines to protect vulnerable people. A six-week consultation will be launched today, looking at whether requirements should apply for health and wider social care workers: those... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
By adminuser

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