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Skills for Care have announced an opportunity to participate in the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme. Now in its fifth cohort, the programme aims to help leaders and managers explore the challenges and opportunities of a community-based approach to leadership. The programme is for senior leaders and operational…
Patients are being denied proper protection over health and care standards because of a regulator's failure to recruit sufficient staff and its error-strewn reports, a Commons spending watchdog said. MPs on the public accounts committee issued a stark warning that the Care Quality Commission was still not doing an "effective"…
A pioneering scheme which aims to better equip future managers in social care, has been launched as a result of a collaboration between the South East Wales Social Care in Partnership (SCiP), the University of South Wales and the Care Council. The pilot ‘Step Up to Management’ course launched at…
A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members. The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill reframes accountability so owners of services can be held to account for failings in care. It also gives Welsh Ministers…
Sustaining the number of registered adult care home managers in Wales could become a further issue in the long-term due to a combination of factors, the most recent profile report on the profession has shown. The 2015 profile report of adult care home managers in Wales is now available on…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced details of its next Lunchtime Seminar. 'Reforming our Health and Social Care Systems: An Update on Transforming Your Care' will take place in NISCC HQ, Millennium House, Belfast on Thursday 3 December. The seminar will be presented by Emma Holden from…
Concerns about collapsed charity Kids Company were being raised with trustees and regulators over several years, an investigation has found. The investigation by BBC's Newsnight and BuzzFeed News uncovered documents raising concerns about the charity's management dating back to 2002. The charity's founder Camila Batmanghelidjh and chairman of trustees Alan…
The Care Act signalled the start of significant legislative changes within the public sector, and despite some delay, it has undoubtedly changed the landscape of social care in the UK. With the Act to coming into force at a time when budgets are under unprecedented pressure, the social care landscape…
My Home Life Cymru is inviting social care managers to share good practice and learn more about the work of My Home Life Cymru at a series of free events around Wales in October. The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, will be speaking at the events, following on…
The Marmot Review (2010) made a range of recommendations to reduce health inequalities in England. Building on the Review, the UCL Institute of Health Equity has produced 4 papers which include evidence, and examples of practical action that can be taken at a local level to reduce health inequalities. They…
The Care Council for Wales is working in partnership with the South East Wales SCIP to pilot an exciting new programme for aspiring managers that aims to provide social care workers with the knowledge and understanding needed to make the transition into a management role. The programme, which will begin …
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has been contacting employers over the last two months about the phased rollout of compulsory registration of the remainder of the social care workforce. Compulsory registration means that social care workers practising in Domiciliary Care, Adult Day Care and Supported Living Services registered…
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