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Almost half (44%) of the British public have either had or are going through a ‘life crisis’, a poll recently commissioned by The Open University has revealed. To help people restore their personal balance, The Open University is urging people to discover their ‘Plan P - their ‘Passion Plan’ -…
Workers are being urged to make sure they are paid the new national living wage after research revealed a third of people never check their payslips. The new rate of £7.20 an hour comes into force on April 1 for workers aged over 25, giving more than a million low-paid…
A £5,000 joining bonus, extra holidays, discounted wine and free food and booze are among the perks being offered by some firms, according to a new study. A survey by jobs site Glassdoor found that other benefits included an annual outing to the cinema for staff and their families, free…
The ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week is underway and hundreds of events taking place across England to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, organisations and the economy. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2016 is ‘Rise to the top!’,…
The life-changing experience of attending a hostel after leaving home aged 14 inspired a single mum-of-two to attend university with the ambition of helping other young people to transform their futures. Annmarie Duncan says the time and valuable life skills she picked up at Herst Newton Hostel, Bersham, inspired her…
Millions of workers put in £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, a new study has shown. More than five million people worked an average of 7.7 extra hours a week without pay, worth over £6,000 each, said the TUC. Workers aged 40 to 44 were most likely to do…
Setting long term career goals is by far the best way to guide your career into the future that you want. By setting your sights on where you want to be five, ten and even twenty years from now, you can assure yourself that you will be walking down the…
Everyone working in adult social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills, including team work, and problem solving skills. Together these are known as core skills. They enable workers to provide high quality care and support, to complete qualifications and training, and ensure services meet sector standards and regulatory…
Amanda Scott started caring for older people when she was 17 before qualifying as a nurse in 1984 and working in paediatrics, intensive care and a variety of care roles. Today, she is Managing Director of Sunrise Senior Living and here she gives us an insight in her rise through…
Work can be stressful but it doesn't have be overwhelming. Whether you're experiencing stress yourself or if those around you are affected by it, finding a balance is crucial. Here are some easy ways to combat stress in the workplace. 1) Recognise your achievementsAcknowledging what you have managed to do…
A new "nursing associate" role is to be created to "bridge the gap" between health care assistants and fully qualified nurses, the Government has announced. Under the new plans, which are subject to consultation, nursing associates would focus on patient care and could work their way up to becoming registered…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a new resource packed with case studies and careers advice on what it's like to work in social care in Scotland. 'Care in Scotland - It's Life Changing Work' highlights some of the fantastic work that is making a real difference to…
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Care home managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of residential care homes. They oversee all activities within the home and make sure the quality of the service and care provided meets the National Minimum Standards...

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music therapistMusic Therapist

Music Therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional wellbeing, relieve stress and improve confidence. As a music therapist, you would not teach music. Instead you would encourage clients to try...

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Mental health nurses work in hospital and community settings to support people with a range of mental health issues. They work closely with clients, their families, friends and carers to develop therapeutic...

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