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Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third sectors in enabling them to deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. The…
More social care cuts will hit elderly and disabled people due to a funding shortfall, leaders of adult social services have said. The annual survey of 151 directors of social services in councils across England found there are plans to save £824m from social care costs, with at least 39%…
New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today. Through Ambition London, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, two new toolkits are being made available to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions of careers in…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are considering making changes to the supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration and they are looking to hear your views. To register with the SSSC, supervisors in adult services need to have a practice qualification and a supervisory qualification. This is to make…
A new report from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University highlights how taking a performance management approach can help Councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care. The paper, co-authored by Visiting Professor John Bolton (pictured) and IPC Assistant Director Philip Provenzano, provides…
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is recruiting for three Lay Chairs and six Social Care Members (five social workers and one social care worker) to join their registration and Fitness to Practise Committees. For all of these roles, you will need to be able to understand, evaluate and…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the transformation oversight structure aiming to drive change in the health and social care system. The Minister has announced the establishment of a Transformation Advisory Board to oversee the direction and speed of reform and a Transformation Implementation Group to manage the…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has briefed the Northern Ireland Assembly Health Committee to highlight the pressures facing social work and to detail changes required to support the profession. Speaking following the session Colin Reid, NIASW Deputy Chair said: “NIASW is pleased the Health Committee fully recognises…
One of the key points made in the recently published ADCS report, Pillars & Foundations: Next practice in children’s services, was a call for the sector to become much more proactive in delivering early help. Underlining this was a recommendation for a greater level of engagement between teams such as…
Care Council for Wales The Care Council for Wales has published the profile of the Residential Child Care Managers and Workers in Wales 2016. The profile, available on the Care Council website, is based on the data provided by residential child care managers and workers during the application process to…
Britain's biggest care homes group Four Seasons has reported another set of improving results as the company's private equity owner continues crunch talks with lenders aimed at securing its future. Four Seasons, which has 20,000 elderly residents across 450 homes, said earnings were up by 40% to £19.7 million in…
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