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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

UKHCA has written to the Minister of Care to highlight the shortage of care workers in home care and what can be done by the government to help. The post UKHCA proposes solutions to tackle shortage of home care workers appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Adult social care leaders have come together for the first time to offer a collective vision for a future workforce strategy. The post Adult social care leaders offer future workforce strategy vision appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By Lee Peart
COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the longstanding issues of recruitment and retention in the home care sector. The post Home care worker recruitment and retention ‘harder than ever before’, UKHCA finds appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 14 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The live-in care company is planning to increase its workforce by another 2,000 people over the next 18 months. The post Promedica24 creating 2,000 jobs as demand for live-in care soars appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 27 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Providers must demonstrate clear career pathways in social care and engage with schools in order to attract people to the sector, leaders in care have said. The post FUTURE OF CARE: Let’s give people a clear vision of career pathways to boost recruitment in care appeared first on Home Care... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The care provider, which has more than 110 existing franchisees in its UK network, said it still has new territories available in the "ever-growing market sector". The post Caremark to undergo brand refresh in franchise recruitment drive appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month ago
By Sam Lewis

Home Care

Changes are being made to self-isolation rules in Scotland to allow close contacts of COVID cases to return to critical roles, including in social care. The post Some care workers to be exempted from self-isolation rules in Scotland appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 hour ago
By Sarah Clarke
The online tool also allows care providers follow key trends like vacancies, and chart the impact COVID-19 is having on the workforce. The post New tool allows care providers to monitor workforce trends appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By Sarah Clarke
Age UK is urging the Prime Minister to fulfil the promise he made two years ago to fix social care 'once and for all'. The post Over 1.4 million requests for social care rejected since PM pledge, Age UK finds appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By Sarah Clarke
Care England said the government is failing to deliver on its commitment of deliver parity of esteem to health and social care workers. The post Government not delivering on workforce parity of esteem, says Care England appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By Sarah Clarke
Belong, which operates care villages and care at home services, said the recruitment of a successor was underway. The post Belong chief executive to retire after four years at the helm appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By Sarah Clarke
Registration is now open for Future of Care North following a sell-out conference in London, organisers have announced. The post Bookings open for Future of Care North conference appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By Sarah Clarke
The news came after The Times reported that National Insurance payments will rise by 1 percentage point to fund social care reform. The post NHS pay rise ‘likely to come out of social care tax’, reports say appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Backed by nearly £75 million in the first year, the strategy aims to tackle the inequalities and barriers autistic people face. The post Government publishes five-year strategy to improve lives of autistic people appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The carers were also awarded 'Carer of the Month' and nominated for the 'Carer of the Year' award. The post Caremark care workers receive ‘outstanding contribution’ awards after saving client’s life appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

A care home owner is calling on the government to make the Covid vaccine only compulsory for new employees, after staff told him they are leaving.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
The Covid vaccine will be mandatory for all care home workers in England from 11 November, with the government admitting that up to seven per cent of the workforce, equating to 40,000 staff, could lose their jobs.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
The number of people who died with Covid-19 in each care home in England has been published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with its chief inspector calling out care staff as having done “everything they could”.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
Twelve disabled care home residents drowned in their care home because of catastropic floods in Germany, prompting the boss of a care home to describe his staff as 'traumatised'.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care providers Care UK and Signature Senior Lifestyle (Signature) will be taking over the leadership and management of all of Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare’s care homes in the UK.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected a lockdown last Autumn, preferring instead to let Covid “wash through the country” because he thought only people aged 80+ were dying, his ex-chief advisor Dominic Cummings claims.... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
Source: Care Home
Double vaccinated care workers and NHS staff in England can keep working rather than self-isolate from today (19 July) under 'exemptional circumstances', the government has confirmed.... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
Source: Care Home
According to Skills for Care, 82 per cent of the adult social care workforce are female, with an average age of 44 years.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
‘Freedom Day’ on 19 July was meant to bring an end to most restrictions for care home residents in England, however, following new guidance published today, care home residents will now have to isolate on their return from overnight stays in hospital.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

CMM is delighted to announce that the nominations for the highly regarded Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards are now open. The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards were originally created to celebrate the work of small, not-for-profit providers who didn’t necessarily have a PR team or lots of resource to dedicate... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By adminuser
Commenting on the latest test and trace figures, Layla McCay, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said: "As new cases of COVID-19 continue to soar, with almost 260,000 people testing... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published new data yesterday, outlining death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10th April 2020 and 31st March 2021. More than 39,000 care home deaths were recorded over the period. The highest number of care home deaths over the period were registered... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
The Government has launched a new multi-million-pound strategy today, to help improve the lives of autistic people. Backed by nearly £75m in the first year, it aims to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people. The funding includes £40m through the NHS Long Term Plan to... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser
Adult social care leaders have come together for the first time to offer a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the growing sector. The leaders of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care Provider Alliance (CPA), Care and Support Alliance (CSA), Local Government... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser
The Department of Health and Social care announced a new self-isolation rule for health and social care staff this week. Double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England, who have been told to self-isolate, will be permitted to attend work in exceptional circumstances and replaced by testing mitigations... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By adminuser
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England who have been told to self-isolate will be permitted to attend... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
From today(Monday 19 July), double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England who have been told to self-isolate will be permitted to attend work in exceptional circumstances... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) updated guidance last night, relating to visits out of care homes. The guidance applies from 19th July 2021. It accompanies the Government roadmap to ease restrictions across England and replaces all previous guidance on visits outside of the care home. The Government... Read more
Published on: 11 days ago
By adminuser

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