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Financial pressures facing the social care sector are impacting on vulnerable older and disabled people, experts have warned. Some are being forced to find new homes as a result of care and nursing home closures as providers feel the squeeze on spending. Almost two thirds of councils across England (62%)…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has issued a reminder to adult care homes and children’s care homes that they must complete the Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) by the end of November. CSSIW have written to providers to let them know that they are required to…
Skills for Care has announced that five new members have joined their board adding extensive experience in the social care and health sectors. The new board members are Sam Jones who is the lead executive at NHS England supporting the delivery of the New Care Models; Sue McMillan who has…
The former chief executive of a troubled mental health trust has been given a £190,000 payoff after she left her latest role. Katrina Percy's role leading Southern Health had become untenable but there had been "no legal grounds" on which to dismiss her, a spokesman for NHS Improvement said. Ms…
In February 2016, the Social Work Services Strategic Forum, through the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser, commissioned a review of the recruitment and retention challenges that the Scottish social service sector faces. An online survey and qualitative interviews were conducted from June to August 2016, amongst a range…
Reduced staff turnover and improved staff performance are just some of the benefits delivered by a values based approach to recruitment and retention, according to recent research. That's why Skills for Care is now working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced that the City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved and is now on the City and Guilds list of approved qualifications for Northern Ireland. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care will provide both…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have issued a call for social care managers to participate in a forthcoming Forum to be held in Omagh.The Forum, taking place at Silverbirch Hotel on Thursday 20 October 2016, is an opportunity for social care managers to hear about the latest developments…
The Welsh Government has appointed Gillian Baranski as the new Chief Inspector of the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW).Currently Chief Executive of CAFCASS Cymru, Ms Baranksi will take over from outgoing Chief Inspector Imelda Richardson who will retire at the end of the month. She will take…
On 1st October 2016, all adult social care workers in Scotland are to be paid at least £8.25 per hour. Here, HR and Employment Law director of Peninsula, Alan Price, speaks on how employers can get the wage right and why it is imperative for them to implement the wage…
The Profile of the Adult Care Home Managers in Wales 2016 is now published by the Care Council for Wales (Care Council). The profile is based on the data about themselves and their employment provided by adult care home managers during the application process to register onto the Care Council…
A much-criticised health trust has admitted creating a new job for its former chief executive who resigned after saying her position had become untenable. Katrina Percy announced her decision to stand down from the top position with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust last week, but added that she was "delighted…
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