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BBC Wales investigative series, Week In Week Out, are looking for people to talk to and possibly interview who are currently trying to get domiciliary care, but are unable to do so. This could be for several reasons: They could be in hospital and ready to be discharged, but are…
An ex-government policy adviser has described Britain's homecare system as broken as his firm sees an uptick in struggling councils seeking its help. Supercarers founder Adam Pike said the system is up against funding cuts, a shortage of nurses and carers, and a "truly terrifying" rise in demand for care…
A care at home service in Edinburgh has been told to make urgent improvements in the care it provides to vulnerable people. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Homecare Support, an independent provider of home care based in Lower Granton Road. It follows an inspection of…
More than a fifth of councils in England are still commissioning 15-minute social care visits, despite the Government agreeing half an hour should be the minimum standard, it was reported. Around 16,000 people are still receiving "flying visits" by carers for needs such as washing, dressing and eating, an investigation…
The Skills for Health Level 2 Certificate in Care Qualification is a new qualification to support the delivery of the Care Certificate, brought to you by SFJ Awards. The qualification is aimed at the 1.3 million frontline staff who are not registered nurses but who now deliver the bulk of…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has has spent a day learning what it takes to be a social worker praising the invaluable contribution the workforce makes. The Minister joined Social Work teams in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to learn about the vital work they undertake and…
Before the recent Autumn Statement, there was plenty of chatter about the government – at long last – putting more money into social care. The system has been starved of funds in recent years, with councils forced to provide significantly more care with vastly reduced funds. Only today, the Care…
Companies that provide care to the elderly and disabled are increasingly handing back contracts to local authorities because they are not being paid enough, the leader of the health regulator in England has said. The problem arises mostly with smaller providers, said David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality…
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning App ‘The Domiciliary Care Toolkit’. The App has updated content on Dementia Care, Adult Safeguarding and the NISCC Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers. Sean Holland, Chief…
People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week. Learning a variety of key skills, including how to save a life, the old-Woking based care provider is currently creating 25 care assistant jobs as a…
Four out of five local councils say they do not have enough capacity to care for older people in their area, a study suggests. The report, from the Family and Childcare Trust, included Freedom of Information data from around 150 local authorities and health and social care trusts across the…
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