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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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Master adjustable shelf installation with our expert tips on finding studs and using wall anchors for a secure, stylish setup. The post Did You Know These Tips for Finding Studs and Using Wall Anchors? appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Introduction The real estate housing market is constantly changing, influenced by various factors like policy changes and economic shifts. It’s where people’s dreams of owning a home come true and… The post How Global Events Are Shaping the Real Estate Housing Market appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
Introduction Welcome to the world of 203k loans, a lesser-known but highly effective tool for buying and renovating homes. In essence, a 203k loan is a type of government-backed mortgage… The post Surprising Benefits of 203k Loans for Buying and Renovating Homes appeared first on UkhcaBlog.... Read more
Published on: 22 days ago
Source: UHCA
By Perla Irish
From 6 April 2024, employers need to be prepared to deliver changes to the way support is offered to all unpaid carers in their workforce The post What do care providers need to know about the new Carer’s Leave Act? appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
By Sam Lewis
The International Women's Day event will be hosted by the brilliant Nadra Ahmed, starting at 10am with brunch and coffee The post Tickets available NOW for first Leading Women in Care Awards, 8 March appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
By Sam Lewis
After the government announced its additional funding of £500m for social care this week, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity’ Karolina Gerlich expressed her concern for its heavier focus on child rather than adult social care. She pens her thoughts below. The post Government’s new funding raises alarm over emphasis... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
By Gemma Lloyd
Hales Home Care is creating 130 jobs after being awarded a new contract to provide domiciliary care in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. The provider will be supporting existing service users to transition into its care. The jobs on offer cover various positions covering supervisory, quality assurance and care delivery. As part... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
By Gemma Lloyd
UK Care Week has today announced its 'surprise guest' for the event, taking place 20 - 21 March at the NEC, Birmingham. The post UK Care Week reveals special guest: Helen Whately, Minister of State for Health and Social Care appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 28 days ago
By Gemma Lloyd
The National Care Forum CEO Vic Rayner has responded to the government’s announcement of an additional £500m being made available to social care. The news comes on the back of huge concerns raised by both local government and care providers about underfunding in the provisional local government financial settlement.  It is positive... Read more
Published on: 28 days ago
By Gemma Lloyd

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Almost one fifth (19%) of British care workers are now managing multiple jobs with different employers, according to a new report. The finding is one of many in the new report, The Big Shift: Navigating the Future of Work in the UK. With analysis by independent economist, Dr. Shashi Karunanethy,... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By Jo Dale
Government has launched its new Disability Action Plan, aiming to make the UK the most accessible place in the world for disabled people. Specific actions announced include: A new fund to support disabled people who want to be elected to public office. Building an online information hub for local authorities... Read more
Published on: 16 days ago
By Jo Dale
New research from retirement specialist Just Group has revealed the financial responsibilities facing Generation X. The latest data from Just Group has shed light on the contribution Generation X is making towards the care of older relatives – creating a significant financial and emotional burden on this generation, the organisation... Read more
Published on: 16 days ago
By Jo Dale
Care England has launched a new end-to-end solution to aid issues arising from recruitment and retention for providers and local authorities. Care England has partnered with four organisations – Care Character, Care Friends, Jobtrain and Vivup to create its new recruitment solution. Care England's new partnership sets out to offer... Read more
Published on: 17 days ago
By Jo Dale
Leading social care sector voices have issued their response to Government's latest plans to overhaul the UK’s legal migration system. The latest measures announced by the Home Secretary include: Reforms that will restrict care workers from bringing dependants and require care providers to register with the Care Quality Commission if... Read more
Published on: 20 days ago
By Jo Dale
Councils across England will receive a £600m support package to help them deliver key services, the Levelling Up Secretary has announced. The support package will primarily see an additional £500m added to the Social Care Grant to bolster social care budgets. In response to the announcement, Cathie Williams, joint Chief... Read more
Published on: 24 days ago
By Jo Dale
Nursers and care workers are skipping meals to afford mandatory training, according to new research from FuturU. The online education and career development hub's research found that nearly half (42%) of nurses and care workers in the UK are paying for mandatory training out of their own pockets. Additionally, nearly... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Jo Dale
The new Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has been confirmed as Amerdeep Somal, for a term of seven years. The appointment was announced yesterday (18th January 2024) by Levelling Up Secretary, Michael Gove. Ms Somal will start in post on 1st February 2024, and has previously served as... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Jo Dale
Care Management Matters (CMM) has announced this year's finalists for the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2024. The finalists will be subject to a further round of judging next Friday 26th January to determine the winner in each category. The winners will be announced at a daytime ceremony, taking place... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Jo Dale

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