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News recap from the social care sector 

Welcome to our news page! Here we will be sharing recaps of the stories we have covered last week. We will also be sharing industry news and advice. We would love to hear what you would be interested in reading! Would you like to share your experience of working in the industry? Would you like to offer advice to others working in social care? Let us know at [email protected]

 

Government calls people to the sector

At the start of February, the Government launched a  new initiative to attract the public to work in the sector. They have called for people to apply for ‘short-term and long-term opportunities in adult social care’.

The aim of the initiative is to offer support to care homes and residents receiving care in their own homes.

Care homes and care home staff have struggled as the number of workers who have had to self isolate has more than doubled over the last few months.

The Prime Minister has said “This exceptional career choice is tough but rewarding, and I would urge anyone who is thinking of a career in care to come forward and join this heroic workforce.”

The publication from the government states that “candidates do not necessarily need previous experience as training is provided to help them become valued members of the social care workforce.”

What are your thought about this? Is this enough, or should this have been done months ago? We would love to know what your thoughts are on this subject.

 

Report into social care

Home Care Insight outlined a report that had been conducted, into the best practices for the future of social care. The report, done by care specialists, Newton. And was commissioned by Country Councils Networks.

The report concluded that “only councils, working with their partners – including the NHS and providers – can deliver the wide-ranging blueprint for services.”

Have you read the report? What are your thoughts?

 

Manager transforms care home

We shared a lovely story last week, about care home manager, Kerrie-Leigh, who transformed her care home from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in all areas!

Kerrie-Leigh was appointed manager of the care home , just 5 months after she started working there. In her time as manager, she has worked hard to address all areas of concern, and has turned the care home into ‘good’ in all areas. Kerrie-Leigh, thanks her team for help with the change.

Great work to Kerrie-Leigh and her team for this brilliant transformation.

 

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