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The Abbeyfield Society celebrates Living Wage Week 2014

The Abbeyfield Society celebrates Living Wage Week 2014

This week The Abbeyfield Society will be celebrating Living Wage Week 2014. As an international housing and care provider for older people, The Abbeyfield Society is the first UK organisation of its kind to pay the Living Wage.   As of 1 April 2014, The Abbeyfield Society have been paying the Living Wage to over […]

November 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Urgent review of Social Work ‘skills crisis. needed to help recruit quality Social Workers

Urgent review of Social Work ‘skills crisis. needed to help recruit quality Social Workers

An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis’ facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need into work as soon as possible. Despite £65 million being spent every year by central government on ‘social worker grants’, which are aimed at getting people into the profession, councils […]

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Workers Charity pays tribute to former Patron, Lynda Bellingham OBE.

Care Workers Charity pays tribute to former Patron, Lynda Bellingham OBE.

It is with much sadness to hear that Actress Lynda Bellingham OBE, died this week, on Monday 20th October, aged 66. Lynda had been a patron of The Care Workers Charity, since 2010.   In an interview in 2013, with Charity Choice, Lynda talked about her reasons for supporting the charity and those working in […]

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Investing in staff is key to business success says giant of social care

Investing in staff is key to business success says giant of social care

A GIANT of the UK social care sector says investing in his staff has been one of the main reasons for his success.   Mike Parsons, the founder and former chief executive of Barchester Healthcare, was a keynote speaker at the recent meeting of the Wrexham Business Professionals where he shared some of the secrets […]

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

Home care company proud to support local Welsh care awards

With so much negative press surrounding the care industry, we are constantly reminded of the sector’s failings.  In actual fact, the awful stories we watch, hear and read about over-shadow the incredible work that is done everyday by thousands of dedicated carers.   This Friday, the Wales Care Awards will be celebrating all of the […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Stockport’s top carer wins Outstanding Contribution Award

Learning to care for her grandparents as a young child gave Leanne Tobin a special humanity which helped her win Borough Care’s Chairman’s Award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution’ at their annual Presentation Evening. Leanne, 28, from Heaton Chapel, has had a rapid rise through the ranks at Stockport’s largest care group, starting as a Care […]

October 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Personality Profiling Proven to be Significant Part of  Successful Social Care Values Based Recruiting

Personality Profiling Proven to be Significant Part of Successful Social Care Values Based Recruiting

Profiles4Care Exceeds its Care Sector Target by 80% in Values Based Recruitment Toolkit Pilot         Psychometric profiling company Profiles4Care today reports that demand for its online assessments by Care Sector employers taking part in the Department of Health’s Values Based Recruitment Toolkit (VBRT) pilot was 80% higher than expected, and that all […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

Agency nurses used by the NHS in England must be ‘high quality and up to the job’

Helen Goldsmith is Clinical Lead Nurse for leading Nursing, Social and Homecare agency, Local Care Force. Here, she comments on the new initiative to ensure agency nurses are ‘fit and proper’ and how this is handled by her agency. Last month a national initiative was launched by the LPP to try and ensure agency nurses […]

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Staff clock up 65 years with Manchester social care provider

Staff clock up 65 years with Manchester social care provider

Three loyal members of The Fed’s staff received certificates and awards on 9th July last week, in recognition of their long-term service for the Prestwich based/north Manchester based social care charity. Lynne Flynn, Maurice Ruebin and Annette Woolfe have together devoted an impressive 65 years service; Lynne and Annette each serving the charity for 20 […]

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lancashire carer one step closer to national carer award

Lancashire carer one step closer to national carer award

A Lancashire carer is one step closer to being named one of her profession’s top individuals  after success at a major competition showcasing excellence in social care. Leah Whelan, 25, a support worker and acting team leader with Accrington-based Affinity Supporting People, part of the Springhill Care Group, was earlier this year nominated for the […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
New CEO announced for New Century Care

New CEO announced for New Century Care

New Century Care (NCC), a leading UK operator of care homes for people with dementia and specialist nursing needs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mel Ramsey as Chief Executive Officer. Mel will join NCC next month when she leaves her current role of Chief Operating Officer of Embrace Group, formerly European Care Group. […]

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
More NHS nurses needed in the private care sector

More NHS nurses needed in the private care sector

A BRADFORD based care provider has launched a recruitment campaign to employ 10 nurses by January 2015. Czajka Care Group, which runs five nursing homes and provides home and domiciliary care to over 550 people in Yorkshire, is targeting both trainee and experienced nurses in the UK and overseas. Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka […]

June 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Workers Charity to benefit from Hallmark Care Homes sponsored walk

Care Workers Charity to benefit from Hallmark Care Homes sponsored walk

The Care Workers Charity is to benefit from Barleylands Funwalk sponsored by Hallmark Care Homes          This year’s walk takes place on Sunday 18th May 2014, at Barleylands, Billericay and is organised by local MP John Baron and his Committee.   Set in beautiful parkland, the Fun Walk raises money for charities, during a fun […]

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
New care services for Scarborough

New care services for Scarborough

A leading care company has unveiled a range of new services for Scarborough residents and visitors. For the past 12 years, SureCare has provided thousands of people in the North Yorkshire town with personal care services and support. But the company is now branching out into other areas including home care services, babysitting and mobile […]

April 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care group saves 40 nursing home jobs in Stamford

Care group saves 40 nursing home jobs in Stamford

More than 40 staff members were recently faced with the prospect of unemployment, as well as 23 residents having to be re-homed, after The Redhouse announced that its doors were to close because it was “no longer viable”.   The nursing home, which is nestled in the picturesque town of Stamford, and has been open […]

March 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Reference to care workforce in National Audit Office report, encouraging

Reference to care workforce in National Audit Office report, encouraging

CARER WORKFORCE IS A KEY PART OF THE EQUATION: NATIONAL SKILLS ACADEMY FOR SOCIAL CARE ON THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE REPORT ON ADULT SOCIAL CARE The National Skills Academy for Social Care, the organisation dedicated to developing leadership and management in social care, is encouraged by the reference to the workforce and the important role […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Coventry home care provider welcomes new recruits

Coventry home care provider welcomes new recruits

Newly launched Coventry home care provider, Caremark (Coventry) welcomed its latest group of new recruits last week. The new group of Care and Support Workers having successfully completed their training will now be looking forward to getting out into the field and caring for their allocated clients.  The care they will be providing can range […]

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
High quality care provider to become part of Government’s Trailblazer group

High quality care provider to become part of Government’s Trailblazer group

Barchester Healthcare, the national high-quality care provider, is part of the Government’s cross-industry Trailblazer group, which is paving the way to create a new look Apprenticeship that caters for the next generation of Property Maintenance Technicians. These Trailblazer project groups cover eight diverse sectors and consist of a range of appointed industry representatives who have […]

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare only care provider in Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2014

Barchester Healthcare only care provider in Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2014

National care home provider, Barchester Healthcare appears in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work for list 2014 for the sixth time and is still the only care provider in the listing. The results were announced at an event hosted by BBC Breakfast Presenter Kate Silverton and were listed in yesterday’s Sunday Times. The […]

March 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Executive Care Group strengthens management team

Executive Care Group strengthens management team

Leading North East-based care home provider Executive Care has strengthened its management team and is recruiting heavily as the group undertakes a major corporate review. The 27-home group, based in Gateshead, recently announced two senior appointments including new executive chairman Simon Harrison. Simon is a qualified nurse and has extensive knowledge of healthcare services and […]

February 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Corporate and Strategic Development Director appointed by The Good Care Group

Corporate and Strategic Development Director appointed by The Good Care Group

The Good Care Group today announced the appointment of Belinda Berkeley as Corporate and Strategic Development Director.  Belinda brings a wealth of experience of working with companies in a variety of sectors and assisting management teams in growing their businesses.   Belinda joins from NBGI Private Equity, where she spent six years in the UK […]

February 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oakville Care expand with £1.3m investment in specialist dementia care home

Oakville Care expand with £1.3m investment in specialist dementia care home

Work has completed on a £1.3million development project to open a new specialist dementia care home in Llantarnam. Llantarnam Care Home is owned and run by Arun and Rita Patel from Oakville Care Limited who have secured a £920K Funding for Lending loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland.   Located on Pentre Lane, Llantarnam […]

February 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barchester apprenticeship scheme changes young lives

Barchester apprenticeship scheme changes young lives

The Barchester Healthcare apprenticeship scheme and training programme is changing the lives of its young apprentices every day. Speaking at the Department for Work and Pensions National Employer Event yesterday, Barchester Healthcare’s Head of Vocational Qualifications, Paul Middleton, spoke alongside representatives from ISS UK, Marks and Spencer and the BBC to highlight the value of […]

February 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Autism specialist appointed by Priory Group

Autism specialist appointed by Priory Group

Priory Education Services, part of the Priory Group of Companies, has appointed a highly respected specialist as Director of Autism. Allison Hope-West brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked within the Special Educational field for many years in a number of senior positions, including Head Teacher, Head of Education and Director of […]

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
New manager for Buckinghamshire neurological care centre

New manager for Buckinghamshire neurological care centre

A 27-year-old ‘rising star’ is starting the year as the new manager of a Buckinghamshire neurological care centre. Registered nurse and mother-of-two Amy Iddon has been promoted to unit manager at the Bluebirds Neurological Care Centre in the Milton Keynes. Amy joined PJ Care – which owns and manages Bluebirds – in October 2012 as […]

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Appointment of John Ransford CBE strengthens CMG team

Appointment of John Ransford CBE strengthens CMG team

Care Management Group (CMG), the leading care provider for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, has announced that John Ransford CBE will join its leadership team as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment will be effective from January 2014. John, who has been awarded a CBE for services to social care, brings with him […]

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stevenage home care provider creates another 30 care jobs

Stevenage home care provider creates another 30 care jobs

Stevenage home care business, Bluebird Care has opened its Christmas crackers early with the announcement of a whole host of new job opportunities for local people.           With offices on the edge of Letchworth Garden City, Bluebird Care already employs 30 staff who provide care and support to the elderly, people with […]

December 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Healthcare Homes appoint Financial Controller for its homecare division

Healthcare Homes appoint Financial Controller for its homecare division

Healthcare Homes group, an East Anglian-based residential and domiciliary care provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Pink as the new Financial Controller of its homecare division, Manorcourt Homecare.   Ed Pink joins the group, where he is directly responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial management of the domiciliary care division, which […]

December 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sunrise Senior Living promotes former care assistant to top position

Sunrise Senior Living promotes former care assistant to top position

Sunrise Senior Living, the specialist provider of high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care communities, has announced that qualified nurse and care professional Amanda Scott has been promoted to Managing Director of its UK operations.  The appointment was effective from Monday. Amanda, who was previously Senior Clinical & Quality Director, will succeed Guy Geller, who is […]

December 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Home care provider announces 200 new care jobs across UK

Home care provider announces 200 new care jobs across UK

  Carewatch has just announced 200 vacancies within local branches located across the UK, with vacancies available for Care Workers, Care Coordinators and Supervisors.   Their recent recruitment drive is part of a planned expansion, driven by Britain’s rapidly ageing population.   It’s estimated that over half a million people in the UK currently receive personal and/or practical care at […]

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