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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

Scottish HSCP are being urged to change “outdated thinking” and look at digital workforce mapping technology to support vulnerable people. The post Workforce specialist proposes ‘radical shake-up’ of social care recruitment appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The recruitment platform originally launched with the Department of Health and Social Care in May, but will now act independently. The post Join Social Care cuts ties with government, launches campaign to recruit 100,000 care staff appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Promedica24 said that Post-Brexit rules have led to care providers facing “even greater” difficulties in recruiting a suitable workforce. The post Immigration policy making it ‘impossible’ to recruit staff from EU, warns live-in care provider appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 8 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Guidance has been published on a ring-fenced £120m grant designed to boost social care staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Government publishes guidance on £120m Workforce Capacity Fund appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Lee Peart
The charity Shared Lives Plus has created 160 jobs providing people the opportunity to look after someone in their own household. The post Charity seeks carers to look support people in own household appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Lee Peart
Netli believes the public’s renewed respect for the role of social care will play a key role in the UK's recovery from COVID. The post Workforce specialist predicts post-COVID boom in care sector recruitment appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The position offers a competitive salary and numerous benefits, including regular training and a Refer a Friend bonus. The post JOB: Hales Home Care seeks new Registered Branch Manager appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Both carers, from Norfolk provider Extra Hands, opted for a career change as a result of the pandemic and haven't look back. The post Recruitment success story: Former retail worker and cinema manager named care company’s Rising Stars appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Home Care Insight is pleased to announce the launch of a new recruitment service for domiciliary and live-in care providers. The post Looking to recruit the right people? Home Care Insight can help appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

Leaders from Care England, Right at Home, Age UK and the National Care Forum (NCF) have all reacted with ‘disappointment’ after Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to offer a long-term support plan into social care in his Spring Budget earlier today.... Read more
Published on: 10 hours ago
Source: Home Care
The leader of the Labour party has criticised the Chancellor for failing to address social care reform in this afternoon’s Budget. The post BREAKING NEWS: Labour leader calls out Chancellor over social care’s omission from Budget appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 13 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
Derek Luckhurst has spoken about the launch of Agincare and said he “couldn’t imagine anything more profound” than the impact of the pandemic. The post ‘I’ve never felt so proud’: Agincare founder looks back on 35 years in the care sector appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 15 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
The managing director of two Caremark branches and her field supervisor have been nominated in this year's awards. The post Caremark professionals nominated for three women in franchising awards appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
Home Instead Wimbledon and Kingston has become the first home care provider in the country to have received three consecutive CQC outstanding ratings.... Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
Source: Home Care
Seven in 10 adults in the UK say their parents are now open to having preventative care technology installed in their homes, a study has found. The post Pandemic triggers interest in preventative care tech among elderly parents appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 16 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
An investigation commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better has revealed the damaging impact of homes in poor condition on older people. The post Charity calls for greater access to home improvement support appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 17 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
Researchers would like to talk to home care workers who have experience of both single and double-handed home care. The post Northumbria University seeks home care workers for study on double-handed care appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 18 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
In 2020, the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) paid out over £2.2 million worth of grants to care workers during the pandemic, an increase of 1,150 per cent compared to 2019, according to their annual report.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Home Care

Care Homes

A growing number of care home providers are taking the plunge and making it a requirement for any new staff to have the COVID-19 vaccine, so they can offer greater protection to residents.... Read more
Published on: 9 hours ago
Source: Care Home
Leaders from Care England, Right at Home, Age UK and the National Care Forum (NCF) have all reacted with ‘disappointment’ after Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to offer a long-term support plan into social care in his Spring Budget earlier today.... Read more
Published on: 10 hours ago
Source: Care Home
The boss of an events company has revealed how care home visitor pods saved his business, after their income was decimated due to events across the UK being cancelled due to Covid.... Read more
Published on: 14 hours ago
Source: Care Home
Care leaders are calling for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to act now and "tackle the social care crisis” in tomorrow’s Budget.... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
Source: Care Home
HC-One which runs 328 care homes for around 14,000 residents, has revealed it is putting 52 of them up for sale and is planning to close four.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
A couple who have been married for 65 years, have been reunited after being separated for three months by the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
Source: Care Home
A care home owner has admitted he had to ‘pull the plug’ on £7m plans to open a fourth care home with 96 beds in Wales and the chance to create 150 new jobs because of poor funding from councils.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: Care Home
The government has revealed that all people on the GP register with a learning disability will now be prioritised for the Covid vaccine, with presenter Jo Whiley whose sister was hospitalised with the virus, saying she is “so happy” and “so relieved”.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
Rashellee Wauchope, is a care worker who contracted the coronavirus twice and is having received her first dose of the Covid vaccine now is urging all care workers to have the jab.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

Leading social care organisations and charities have expressed disappointment that adult social care did not receive due recognition in the Chancellor’s Budget today. There has been a hopeful momentum to the past few weeks from the social care sector calling on the Government to include detail on social care in... Read more
Published on: 9 hours ago
By adminuser
But the weekly total keeps falling Care providers today mourned the 30,000 lives that have been lost in care and nursing homes and prayed that the ongoing fall in Covid-19 fatalities continues.... Read more
Published on: 17 hours ago
Source: The Carer
By News
A major poll of politicians from across the political spectrum carried out by YouGov, on behalf of the Health for Care coalition, reveals the pressing need for widespread social care reform. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak prepares to set out his budgetary statement on 3rd March 2021,... Read more
Published on: 1 day ago
By adminuser
As the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak prepares to set out his Budget statement on 3rd March 2021, two leading social care organisations have published their calls on the Government. Care England has written to the Chancellor urging him to make good on the Government’s commitment to adult social... Read more
Published on: 2 days ago
By adminuser
16 frontline charities have formed a new partnership to encourage those with long term health conditions and their carers to get the Covid-19 vaccine.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The Relatives & Residents Association (R&RA) is calling for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to monitor care homes’ compliance with new Government visiting guidance. This forms part of the charity’s six point plan on the change needed to end isolation in care. R&RA’s six point plan sets out the charity's... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
Everyone across the UK is being reminded of the importance of staying at home and the risks in relaxing their behaviour at this crucial point... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
The latest statistics on adult social care staff employed by local authorities in England have been published today by NHS Digital. The report, Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments, England 2020 covers the 114,100 jobs in local authorities in adult social care services – accounting for approximately 6.9%... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By adminuser
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the Government and the NHS to invite more people with learning disabilities to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Those with severe learning disabilities are already included in the priority group six, while adults with less severe conditions are not prioritised but the... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
By adminuser

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