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This report presents the analysis of the information which has been received during Phase 2 of 10,000 Voices (February 2014 –September 2015) from patients/clients/carers and family members who receive care in their own homes. Engagement to collect stories from clients and their families who receive care at home took place…
Government plans to introduce a new role of nursing associate must provide genuine opportunities to enhance the role of health care assistants (HCAs) but will not solve the fundamental problem of nursing shortages, says UNISON. The union has campaigned for better training and qualifications for HCAs and for better development…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is calling on local authorities in the North of Scotland to get involved in a pilot programme which hopes to raise the profile of Support Work and the important role it plays in rural communities. Specifically, the pilot will look at: what the learning…
All domiciliary care workers in Wales will need to be registered from 2020 before they can work in the social care sector, with adult residential care workers to follow in 2022, Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford has announced. Currently, social workers, social work students, residential child care managers…
New strengthened training standards for healthcare support workers in the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. Healthcare support workers make up a large part of the NHS Wales workforce, working alongside nurses and other healthcare professionals. The new framework will apply…
Skills for Health has published a unique report, “Higher Apprenticeships in the South West”, exploring the contribution the Higher Apprenticeship Framework has had on the development of the “semi-autonomous worker” or Assistant Practitioner (AP) role. The research outlines the positive impact the AP role has had on career opportunities for…
Skills for Health has launched a consultation to gather further views on the Code of Conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England. Published in March 2013, the Code of Conduct was developed by Skills for Health and Skills for Care. The organisations were originally asked…
If you enjoy helping children and adults and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be perfect for you. Residential support workers look after the wellbeing of children or adults in care. Most social care employers will be more interested in your work and life experience…