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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

The care provider has moved to a larger premises to accommodate a growing workforce and a surge in demand from local residents. The post Second Respectful Care branch expands following growth surge appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Respectful Care Rotherham, part of the Respectful Care Group, which has five branches across the East Midlands, has moved to new offices following a surge in growth and new enquiries. The post Respectful Care expands offices following post lockdown growth appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
By Sam Lewis
MPs have warned that NHS and social care workforce burnout has reached an “emergency level” and threatens the future functioning of both services. The post MPs warn of ‘emergency level’ of NHS and social care workforce burnout appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 13 days ago
By Sam Lewis

Home Care

A charity is calling on the government to ensure people who are visually impaired can access support when seeking employment as one in five people with vision impairment did not gain quality employment despite earning qualifications in line with the general population, a new study suggests.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
Blackwood Homes and Care, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and nine other business partners, has won a major funding award to help older people and people with disabilities live "in their communities" for longer and with greater independence.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Home Care
Over 20,000 people have signed a petition against the plan by the government to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for care home workers, which says health and social care workers should be ‘given the right to exercise free will in relation to any medical procedure’.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Home Care
Home care group Alcedo Care has opened a new office on New Crane Street in Chester bringing the total number of Alcedo Care offices in the North West to nine.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Home Care
The mayor of Chelmsford has officially opened Bluebird Care’s new Mid Essex office Chelmsford and Maldon.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Home Care
Charity Age UK is urging older people to apply for a free benefits pension test as statistics show the total number of older people living in poverty in the UK now stands at over two million, up from 1.6m, according to data by the Office of National Statistics.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Home Care
The provider won the accolade at last night’s Living Wage Champion Awards for paying staff above the Living Wage in the face of a generally low-paying sector. The post Home care provider receives ‘against all odds’ Living Wage award appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Radis, a provider of community based social care, has appointed a new head of nursing to oversee and develop its complex care services. The post Radis Community Care strengthens management team appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Bluebird Care Mid-Essex now has two offices, Chelmsford and Maldon, and supports over 100 customers. The post Mayor opens second Bluebird Care Mid Essex office appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

The chair of Care Forum Wales, which represents care homes in Wales, has called on the Welsh government to follow the decision made by England and make the Covid vaccine mandatory for all its care home workers.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
Over 20,000 people have signed a petition against the plan by the government to make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for care home workers, which says health and social care workers should be ‘given the right to exercise free will in relation to any medical procedure’.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
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Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care home staff in England will face compulsory Covid vaccination under plans expected to be revealed by the government "this week".... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
New care home residents in England no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival at the home and residents can now stay overnight with family and friends.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
The chiefs of Age UK and the National Care Forum are just two of a host of social care heroes that played a key role during the pandemic, who have been recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Health Secretary Matt Hancock's statement that only 1.6 per cent of care home Covid outbreaks originated from hospital discharges of Covid-infected patients is one of “a number of inaccuracies” in a Public Health England (PHE) report which the National Care Forum (NCF) says must be rejected as evidence.... Read more
Published on: 9 days ago
Source: Care Home
Health secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs that he knew more testing capacity was needed but lengthy test turnaround times and false negative test results in hospitals had led to infected patients being discharged into care homes.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
People with autism are less able to accurately identify anger from a person’s facial expression, according to new research.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

Leading social media platforms popular with young people including Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, and YouTube, are supporting the vaccination programme by encouraging their users to get COVID-19 jabs.  The post Leading Social Media Platforms Unite To Support Covid-19 Vaccine Drive appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 52 minutes ago
Source: The Carer
By News
More than four in five adults in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccination programme continues at unprecedented pace and scale. The post 4 In 5 UK Adults Receive First Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a new project to investigate how people who live, visit and work in care homes have coped with Covid-19 infection-control measures. The study, which has been funded by the National Institute of Health Research School of Social Care Research (NIHR... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that people working in care homes will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, under a new vaccination law. The new legislation means from October – subject to parliamentary approval and a subsequent 16-week grace period  – anyone working in... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By adminuser
According to findings in the ADASS Activity Survey, published today, adult social services are facing a surge of requests for care and support from older people and disabled people of working age, as society emerges out of the pandemic. The report involved a survey of local councils responsible for social services.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
The government is to make coronavirus vaccinations compulsory for care home staff who work with elderly and vulnerable people according to reports today (June16). The post Covid Vaccination To Be Mandatory For England’s Care Home Staff appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Care home residents will be able to spend more time with family and friends, including overnight stays, as part of an easing of visiting restrictions announced today by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Currently, residents can only leave the care home for a visit if outdoors or... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser
Loneliness Awareness Week takes place this week from 14th – 18th June. Hosted by Marmalade Trust, it's a campaign that raises awareness of loneliness and gets people talking about it. Over one million older people report feeling lonely all the time1 and even when living in a care home, loneliness... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser
Over 70 million COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered to adults in the UK, the latest figures published today (Friday 11 June) show, as the vaccination programme continues at unprecedented pace and scale. The post Over 70 Million Total Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Administered In UK appeared first on The... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News

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