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A new five-year plan to make a positive difference to social care and childcare in Wales is announced by Social Care Wales’s board. The Social Care Wales board’s five-year strategic plan is being launched yesterday at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff with the support of the Minister for Social…
A good work-life balance is important and it’s something we often talk about. In today’s ‘always on’ culture it can feel like the lines between work and personal life are often blurred, with smartphones and other technologies allowing us to be switched on 24/7. With the UK’s workforce becoming increasingly…
The ongoing crisis in the UK's care system is leading to vulnerable and disabled people going without proper meals and not being washed because home care workers are too rushed to do their job properly, a new study reveals. Most care workers have just 15 minutes to help people eat,…
Patients are dying alone in NHS hospitals because there are too few staff to care for them, according to a new report. A survey of more than 30,000 nurses found many feeling stressed and burnt out, with a quarter saying they care for 14 patients or more at a time.…
The Government has announced a one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement for sleep-in shifts in the social care sector while it establishes if the industry needs more financial support. Organisations including charities had been given until October 2 to agree back pay following an employment tribunal decision that workers should…
The adult social care sector workforce has increased to 1.58 million and contributed an estimated £41.8 billion to the English economy reveals ‘The State of the adult social care sector and workforce’ report published today by Skills for Care. Skills for Care produced this estimate of the contribution made, in…
Learning disability charity The Royal Mencap Society (Mencap) has again called for the Government to honour its obligation to fund statutory care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. A change in guidance on pay for carers who provide so-called "sleep-in" care could leave some families liable…
With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) have launched a new campaign to improve professional working conditions.The recent UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing study paints an extremely worrying picture of ‘spun out’…
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