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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

A new survey carried out by the Institute of Health and Social Care Management assesses current perceptions of the social care sector. The post People with social care experience ‘three times more likely’ to consider career in the sector appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 23 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Katie Sainsbury joins the fast-growing home care company as registered manager, having built her career around caring for others. The post Alcedo Care Group appoints new registered manager for Blackpool office appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

The Covid pandemic has led to almost five million people being stuck on a hospital waiting list in England - the highest number since records began in 2007.... Read more
Published on: 12 hours ago
Source: Home Care
Thirty projects providing musical services for people with dementia across the UK are to receive a share of £500,000, a fund launched by Music for Dementia. The post Pianist helps provide £500K for services supporting people with dementia through music appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 15 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
After a successful virtual event earlier this year and demand from the wider home care community, the Home Care Expo will run as a live event at the NEC. The post First live Home Care Expo to take place this year appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
The LSE-Lancet Commission recommends that funding for these sectors should increase by at least 4% every year in real terms over the next 10 years. The post Major report calls for £102bn increase in health and care spending appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
The session will consider how assistive technology is able to support people with a disability to be independent, pursue their hobbies and have contact with friends or carers. The post Interactive webinar to explore the world of assistive technology appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 17 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
The new chair is chief executive of Royal Star & Garter, a military charity which provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. The post National Care Forum appoints new chair of the board appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 18 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
We are all living longer.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Home Care
Home care workers in Wales are demanding they be allowed to work in social care without having to pay a registration fee this year to the regulator Social Care Wales, because it takes “a big chunk out of their household budget”.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Home Care
An employee at UK’s leading care home reviews site, carehome.co.uk, is planning to ride 100 kms in a bid to raise £10,000 for oxygen concentrators for people battling Covid in India.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Home Care

Care Homes

The National Care Forum (NCF) has announced the appointment of Andy Cole as the new chair of its board.... Read more
Published on: 11 hours ago
Source: Care Home
The Covid pandemic has led to almost five million people being stuck on a hospital waiting list in England - the highest number since records began in 2007.... Read more
Published on: 12 hours ago
Source: Care Home
We are all living longer.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
Residents and staff at a care home in Preston have given newlyweds Sarah and Dave Thomas a “magical day to remember” by throwing the happy couple a surprise wedding party.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
Senior living developer Charterpoint has handed over the completion of Fosse Way View, Bingham in Nottinghamshire to care home operator HC-One where it will "formally" open next month.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
An employee at UK’s leading care home reviews site, carehome.co.uk, is planning to ride 100 kms in a bid to raise £10,000 for oxygen concentrators for people battling Covid in India.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
A new campaign, launched by MHA is asking members of the public to use the hashtag #FixCareForAll on their social media to make social care a “key part” of the government’s ‘building back better’ agenda.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
“Proposals on social care reform will be brought forward” in the next parliamentary session, the Queen’s Speech announced, prompting care leaders to criticise Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his failure to bake his “oven-ready” plan for social care.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care home residents will be able to have up to five named visitors and trips out including, parks, beaches or gardens and day centres without the need to self-isolate from Monday 17 May.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

Following one of 2020’s standout television moments - when Paul Harvey, former concert pianist, composer, music teacher and person living with dementia, played his Four Notes composition on BBC Breakfast - 30 projects across the UK, providing musical services for people with dementia, are receiving a share of Music for... Read more
Published on: 10 hours ago
By adminuser
The health service could use this summer to make significant inroads in tackling the huge and growing waiting list backlog if major investment was made available and NHS organisations The post Health Leaders Call For Review Of Social Distancing Across NHS And To Use Summer Months To Tackle Waiting List... Read more
Published on: 15 hours ago
Source: The Carer
By News
From Monday 17th May, care home residents will be able to have more named visitors and more opportunities to make visits out with no need to self-isolate when they return. As part of step 3 of the roadmap, the number of named family members or friends able to visit their... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By adminuser
Leading organisations in the social care sector have expressed their disappointment today, following the lack of detailed mention about social care in the Queen’s Speech. The State Opening of Parliament was viewed as a significant moment for the Government to set out its long-term agenda on social care reform and... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By adminuser
Council leaders are calling on ministers to make good on its promise to 'fix social care' by setting out plans in tomorrow's (11th May) Queen's Speech. Failure to act on securing the future of adult social care as we emerge from the pandemic will be a ‘bitter blow’ to the... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
The National Care Forum (NCF) has announced the launch of its Kickstart Scheme, to support members to access the Department for Work and Pensions Scheme. NCF are pleased to announce that the first applications have been submitted to DWP to recruit 30 young people into roles within the adult social... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By adminuser
A survey commissioned to mark the Local Elections by Dimensions UK, one of the largest not-for-profit providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, sheds new light on the voting experiences of people with learning difficulties. Launched as part of Dimensions’ Love Your Vote campaign, which... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
By adminuser
According to a new poll, conducted by the NHS Confederation and Care Women Leaders Network, the physical and mental wellbeing of female health and care staff in England significantly worsened because of working through the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll took place between February and March 2021. More than 80% of... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
By adminuser
Vaccines tailored to tackle COVID-19 variants are to be accelerated through new state-of-the-art labs, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today (Wednesday 5 May). The post New Cutting-Edge Testing Centre To Fast-Track Covid-19 Variant Vaccines appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News

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