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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…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Victoria Lodge Care Home in Acocks Green, Birmingham, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in January. Inspectors found Victoria Lodge, which provides accommodation with personal care for up to 24 older people, staff were caring and…
A woman has died following a care home fire in Glasgow. The emergency services were called to the blaze at the Arcadia Gardens care home, Kerr Drive, Bridgeton around 4.30pm on Saturday. Four fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters extinguished a fire in a room at the…
This case study highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys. It describes the approach taken by Powys and its partners to developing a comprehensive understanding of the current and future accommodation based needs of its…
An average stay in a residential home could swallow up as much as half of the value of your home, according to a study warning of a care cost postcode lottery. Royal London found that a typical stay of around 30 months in a residential home could equate to between…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
Low morale and poor pay are key reasons why the NHS struggles to retain staff, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 NHS workers found that structural reorganisations of the NHS, such as those pushed through by the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in 2012, have also affected…
Thousands of non-EU migrants will have to provide criminal record certificates before they are allowed to work in the UK under new rules. Overseas nurses and teachers are among those who will be required to hand over the details as part of efforts to strengthen restrictions on foreign offenders seeking…
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