Sunday, December 3, 2023

Social Care

Social care recruitment and retention remains a challenge

To meet the challenges, we need a skilled and valued workforce to do this – bringing pay in line with equivalent posts in the NHS is important first step. And we need to offer investment in training and real career prospects in the profession so we can compete with other sectors.

Local Authorities and social care, set up to fail

These survey results indicate that although the short-term funding boosts from Government have helped reduce the number of people waiting for care and increased support for people at home, this is simply not enough. Local Authorities have been set up to fail by Government.

NHS website sees surge in heat exhaustion advice as temperatures sizzle

Visits to the heat exhaustion section of the NHS website have more than tripled in the past week – averaging one visit every six seconds.

Goffy makes dream come true for Boro fan Eric

Popular presenter Paul ‘Goffy’ Gough made a dream come true for life long Middlesbrough FC fan Eric Hughes recently when he interviewed him for his ‘Goffy at the Weekend’ show on BBC Radio Tees.

Caroline Dinenage Holds Carers Week Debate

Carers Week runs from June 5-11, to celebrate the role of unpaid carers, looking after loved ones often at great personal sacrifice. Over 5.7 million people in the UK are providing unpaid care.