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In many parts of England employment levels are at record levels and I regularly hear anecdotes from contacts across the South of England that every time a new super-market opens, the social care labour pool shrinks or disappears. There have never been more people in work and unemployment is at…
Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile Foundations: Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce and the People They Support’, was launched by Dr Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care CEO, in front…
There is no better option than a career in Live-In Care if you have a natural passion for helping others. As a Live-In Carer, you can experience an unmatched level of professional fulfillment and job satisfaction, providing support at a personalised and sustained level - a quality of care which…
Social Care Wales (SCW) want your views on new guidance being developed for domiciliary care workers. Published this week, the draft guidance aims to support and guide domiciliary care workers in their work. SCW want to make sure the workforce feels it is appropriate and is encouraging people who work…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published a new report which explores the high level of skills social service workers possess and looks at what skills and developments will they need in the future. The 'Workforce Skills Report 2016-2017' highlights that people working in social services in Scotland are…
The registration of social care staff will improve the quality of social care according to an evaluation exercise following Northern Ireland becoming the first region in the UK to introduce compulsory registration to social care workers. Compulsory registration means since 31 March 2017, social care workers in domiciliary care, adult…
Care workers who cover sleepover shifts are to be paid the real living wage. Health Secretary Shona Robison said carers employed overnight to provide support will now receive the real living wage of £8.45. Care workers have been paid the real living wage for non-sleepover hours since October last year.…
This report contains findings from the Adult Social Care Survey 2016-17 (ASCS). This national survey takes place every year and is conducted by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). The survey seeks the opinions of service users aged 18 and over in receipt of long-term support services funded or…
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