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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

Care Hall says she will use her experience in banking to improve rotas, client interaction and relationship management in her new role. The post Former banker joins Brunelcare as registered manager appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
A professional actress who has appeared in Coronation Street and Emmerdale has swapped life in front of the camera for a role in caring for vulnerable people.   Nikki Helens has played various characters in Emmerdale, including a nurse, and has appeared in Coronation Street as Peter Barlow’s solicitor and,... Read more
Published on: 12 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Survey reveals COVID-19 mental health impact on care workers The post Survey reveals COVID-19 mental health impact on care workers appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 20 days ago
By Lee Peart
Care providers employing 20% of England’s entire adult social care workforce have enquired about the new Care Friends app. The post Social care employee referral app sees ‘unprecedented’ interest appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
The news comes as Cera strengthens it recruitment strategy with the aim to retrain those recently furloughed from sectors such as hospitality. The post Cera appoints new HR and recruitment director appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) chief executive and registrar, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, has highlighted how the COVID-19 crisis has changed the perception of social care nursing and can inspire new entrants to the profession. The post COVID-19 has changed perception of social care nurses, says NMC appeared first on Home... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Lee Peart
The independent body has partnered with Care Friends to boost the number of quality social care job candidates through sector workforce recommendations. The post Skills for Care joins forces with employee referral app Care Friends appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
Erin Smith, who has played football for West Brom and Coventry United, began working at Caremark after COVID-19 emerged. The post Former footballer and Miss England contestant joins Caremark as frontline worker appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke
John Preston has been appointed to the role following major work to expand the CRG Homecare business and diversify its offices across 18 offices.. The post Allied Healthcare and CRG Homecare appoints new CEO appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 month ago
By Sarah Clarke

Home Care

The nominations for the revamped Leaders in Care Awards, held in association with Home Care Insight and Care Home Professional, are now open. We are calling for members of the industry to put forward those who have shone brightly prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Awards... Read more
Published on: 1 hour ago
By Sarah Clarke
UKHCA has warned that there is a lack of clear guidance for employers on how they should create a safe work environment for shielded staff in social care. The post Guidance needed for social care employers as shielding ends, urges UKHCA appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 1 hour ago
By Sarah Clarke
The head of inspection for Adult Social Care said the efforts of home care providers in protecting vulnerable people during the pandemic must be acknowledged. The post Home care ‘overlooked’ during COVID pandemic, says top CQC inspector appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 2 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
A new report shows that that while the number of deaths reported in domiciliary care is smaller than in care homes, the proportional increase is greater. The post ‘Action needed’ to address rising number of deaths in home care, says Health Foundation appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 3 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
The provider, whose services in Cheshire and Yorkshire are rated Outstanding, will open a new office in West Bridgford, creating 50 jobs. The post Outstanding home care provider expands to Nottinghamshire appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 hours ago
By Sarah Clarke
Staff at the home care firm Bluebird Care have been offered paid leave to volunteer in the community to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with some helping at food banks and even baking bread.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Home Care
The Workforce Development Fund was previously suspended after funding was diverted to train new staff coming into the care sector. The post Social care training fund reopens after temporary freeze appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
The Workforce Development Fund was previously suspended after funding was diverted to train new staff coming into the care sector. The post Social care training fund reopens after temporary freeze appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke
Councils argue that their "strong links" with communities and providers could be lost if social care is centrally controlled by the NHS. The post Councils warn against potential NHS, social care merger appeared first on Home Care Insight.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By Sarah Clarke

Care Homes

The ban on visitors to care homes in England has now been lifted and many care homes are now looking at ways they can reunite residents with their family and friends but still keep COVID-19 at bay.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
A husband and wife from Worcester are finally reunited after a three week trip forced them to be apart for five months due to COVID-19.... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
Source: Care Home
One of the UK’s largest care home providers, HC-One, has appointed Bright Horizons boss as its new chief executive.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
A cross-party group of MPs has criticised the government for its ‘slow, inconsistent, and at times negligent approach’ to social care during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying ‘there are many lessons the government must learn’.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care worker Anugwom Goodluck battled to protect care home residents during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK but now faces deportation to Nigeria because the Home Office has denied him a visa, demanded he stop work and has told him to leave the country by 31 August.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
Residents at a care home in Birmingham have been managing to keep in touch with their families during lockdown through an interactive table, with the care home finding the games and activities on it have boosted their “self-esteem” and causes one resident’s face to “light up” when she uses it.... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
Source: Care Home
A boss of a care home group in the south east of England is urging other care homes to use the Infection Control Grant to buy antibody tests saying “it helps to plan your care and keep residents and staff safe”.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: Care Home
More home care and a shift away from long-term support in care homes is recommended by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England (ADASS).... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home
Care homes have seen a "massive" rise in mental illness amongst staff and "unimaginable heartache" with two thirds of staff reporting mental health issues since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a managers' poll reveals.... Read more
Published on: 10 days ago
Source: Care Home

Care - Generic

The Health and Social Care Committee (HSC) has launched a new inquiry to examine workforce burnout across the NHS and social care. It will consider increased pressures brought by COVID-19 and the resilience of services to cope with high levels of staff stress. NHS Providers has reported that 92% of trusts were concerned about burnout among their staff. To aid their new inquiry, MPs are calling for... Read more
Published on: 3 days ago
By adminuser
New analysis published by the Health Foundation reveals the significant impact COVID-19 has had on social care in England. The Health Foundation finds that policy action on social care has focused primarily on care homes and that this has risked leaving out other vulnerable groups of users and services, including... Read more
Published on: 4 days ago
By adminuser
The social care sector has responded in support of a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the Government's handling of the sector during COVID-19. The report summarises that while the NHS was able to meet overall demand for COVID-19 treatment during the pandemic’s April peak, the same cannot be said... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
A total of £4.3 million of funding has been awarded to six new research projects to investigate COVID-19 and ethnicity by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), The post NHS Employers Welcomes Funding For Research Projects To Investigate COVID-19 And Ethnicity appeared first... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is warmly inviting relatives, friends and care workers to come together online to remember those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city’s care homes.    The post Local Hospice To Host Virtual Memorial Service For Those Affected By Bereavement And Loss In Birmingham’s... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
In a report published today, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has accused the Government of being “slow, inconsistent, and at times negligent” in their approach to social care in the COVID-19 pandemic. The post World Beating – Or Beaten By The World? appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
New analysis from Age UK has found that every day, fourteen people exhaust their assets paying for care that is essential for them to carry on living. A year on from the Prime Minister’s pledge that no one would have to sell their home to pay for their care, the... Read more
Published on: 5 days ago
By adminuser
New research has been published revealing the latest data and information on how social care providers have been using technology during the Covid-19 pandemic. The post New Research Reveals The Barriers And Benefits To Technology Use Experienced By Social Care Providers During Covid-19 appeared first on The Carer.... Read more
Published on: 6 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News
Austerity ‘ripped resilience out of health and care service’ before Covid-19 crisis hit, says IPPR Underinvestment in social and community care left four in five hospitals with ‘dangerously low’ spare beds as crisis hit The post Austerity ‘Ripped Resilience Out Of Health And Care Service’ Before Covid-19 Crisis Hit, Says... Read more
Published on: 7 days ago
Source: The Carer
By News

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