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Managers in domiciliary care earn up to 30% less than their care home counterparts according to new research by Croner. The findings come from Croner’s latest salary survey report on pay and benefits within the care sector. The report also highlights that unlike managers, pay at carer level is higher…
More than half of people who have taken money out under pension freedoms have not planned for future care costs, a new study shows. A survey of 500 people who have accessed their pension since April of last year revealed that just one in six has budgeted for the cost…
Home carers in Scotland are being "stretched to the limit", according to a new report. The survey of home carers by the Unison Scotland union found four out of five respondents believe services have been affected by budget cuts or privatisation, with the emphasis now on "quantity rather than quality".…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new reports on home care in Carmarthenshire, Wrexham, Cardiff, Denbighshire, Monmouthshire and Swansea. These six reports are part of their wider review into domiciliary care feed into the full national report later this year. The national report will provide recommendations…
Homecare workers continue to receive less than the minimum wage because of the "scandal" of not being paid for the time spent travelling between visits, the Government is being told. Unison said it believes the practice is widespread, while wage slips are often confusing so workers cannot check payments. The…
Care home staff, home carers and anyone who cares for older people professionally, or at home, are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course from Newcastle University. The four week, “Ageing Well: Falls” course explores why people fall, discovers practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have issued a reminder to supervisors in housing support and care at home services that they have until 31 December 2016 to apply to register with the SSSC and all supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. The above deadline only applies to…
When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of…
A Hertfordshire scheme which helps keep people out of hospital by giving them the care they need in their own homes has won a prestigious award. HomeFirst scooped the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) award for Health and Social Care, with the judging panel praising the way that all the organisations…
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…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton has launched a £1million investment package to support the delivery of the Enhanced Care at Home service in the Ards and North Down area. The £1million investment is coming from the recently launched £30million Transformation Fund which is designed to be invested in projects…
A care at home service in South Ayrshire has been praised by the Care Inspectorate for delivering good outcomes to service users. Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme provides care at home to people living in South Ayrshire. The scheme provides a support service for up to 115 people in…

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