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If you are interested in finding out more about a career in social care, or are a teacher or careers advisor wanting to expand your knowledge, Skills for Care are encouraging you to visit their stand at the The Regional Skills Events taking place across the England. The Regional Skills…
Underlying sustainability of the social care market for older people remains the key issue facing the sector, and is the cornerstone of the analysis conducted in a new study from LaingBuisson. The social care funding crisis has for a long time been widely debated. However, through ground-breaking profitability analysis and…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has been contacting employers over the last two months about the phased rollout of compulsory registration of the remainder of the social care workforce. Compulsory registration means that social care workers practising in Domiciliary Care, Adult Day Care and Supported Living Services registered…
A joint inspection of services for older people in Glasgow has praised the quality of some services, but also made ten recommendations for improvement. The joint inspection was carried out by a team of inspectors from the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. They looked at a wide range of…
Sarah Pollock, Lecturer in Social Work argues that Government plans will increase the challenges facing social workers Proposals to offer routine NHS England services seven days a week have already generated a backlash. The plans may be driven by a desire to reduce the higher death rate for patients admitted…
The Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s social care scrutiny and improvement body, has published a review of the first three years of its work. The organisation was set up in April 2011 and has since carried out more than 30,000 inspections of care services, complaint investigations and registrations. By law, all of…
The chief inspector of adult social care has warned the sector is under "stress and strain" - as figures reportedly reveal more than 150 allegations of abuse against the frail and elderly are being lodged every day. Andrea Sutcliffe said cuts in funding has put pressure on carers, who can…
A Welsh care provider has announced it has 50 jobs on offer in Newtown, Welshpool and surrounding towns and villages. Abacare, which has offices in Newtown and Bangor, provides full and accredited training for full or part time positions in the industry. The company are looking for kind, committed and…
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 72 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 40 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as Good, 28 have been rated Requires…
Patients have provided "thousands of shocking stories" about being discharged from hospital without the right care and support. Healthwatch England said its report has uncovered a "number of common basic failings" including hospitals not routinely asking patients if they have anywhere to be discharged to, details of new medications not…
The Government is delaying plans to introduce a £72,000 cap on social care costs until April 2020, the Department of Health has announced. Limits on the amount an individual paid towards their care were due to come in to force next year but ministers have pushed back the plans amid…
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have published the Adult Safeguarding Policy for Northern Ireland ‘Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership’. The intention of the policy is to improve safeguarding outcomes for all adults who are at risk of…