From combat to caring: Why Home From Home Care is an armed forces friendly employer

May 13, 2022 | Paul de Savary | Recruitment and staffing

Ex-Armed Forces personnel might not be the first people care providers think of when looking for new employees, but Paul de Savary of Home From Home Care tells us why this is a pool of talent the sector should not be ignoring. A few months ago, Home From Home Care Read the full article…

Mandatory vaccinations will have long-term effects on the care home sector 

March 31, 2022 | Neil Russell | COVID-19

The Government’s decision to revoke the need for compulsory vaccinations for care staff was the right one, but the damage has already been done – and it will have long-term effects on the sector, says Neil Russell, Chairman of PJ Care. 

Achieving gender equality in the care sector 

March 23, 2022 | Policy

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Lucy Campbell, CEO at Right at Home UK, shares how the organisation has successfully created opportunities for women to reach senior roles, details the importance of attracting more men to work in care, and explains why men must have a greater awareness of women’s Read the full article…

NCF: Our five Tests for Creating a Fair Price for Care 

March 23, 2022 | Liz Jones Policy Director of the National Care Forum | Funding

We welcome the Government’s vision for a fair price for care in the white paper, ‘Putting People at the Heart of Care’, and the further detail in the subsequent ministerial statement, ‘The Fair Cost of Care and Market Sustainability Fund: Purpose and Conditions for 2022-23’. The NCF has long campaigned for Read the full article…

Cyber security: Readying yourself for potential increased threats

March 23, 2022 | Daniel Casson, Care England’s Digital Transformation Adviser | Data & digital

There is general heightened awareness of the threat of cyber-attacks in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and care providers are not immune to the potential for disruption.  Daniel Casson, Care England’s Digital Transformation Adviser, gives instruction on how providers can protect themselves and their data.

Extending mandatory vaccination: what we’ve learnt and what’s to come

December 6, 2021 | COVID-19

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend its mandatory vaccination programme to the wider health and social care sector with effect from 1st April. Having spent the last few months working with care home providers to implement mandatory vaccination, James Sage, Partner in the Employment Team at Royds Withy King, says there are valuable Read the full article…

The importance of technology in care home vaccine roll-out

January 21, 2021 | Steve Sawyer | COVID-19

The sight of COVID-19 vaccinations being administered to care home residents over recent weeks will be a great relief to care workers, family members and health officials alike. With residents and staff among the highest priority groups targeted for the vaccine, the task of managing the process will be front Read the full article…

Accepting new admissions during a pandemic

December 23, 2020 | Alison Wood | COVID-19

Whilst a number of our clients have been concerned about numbers of residents in care homes falling, there are times when new admissions are not wanted or when a provider must refuse a new admission into their home. This may occur for example, when staffing levels are insufficient to safely Read the full article…

Delivering activities in care homes

December 17, 2020 | Steve Gardner | COVID-19

COVID-19 has seen many activities in care homes grind to a halt, as outings have had to be cancelled and performances can’t take place. Here, Steve Gardner, Wellbeing Director at Oomph! Wellness, looks at why activities should remain a priority and what the organization is doing to support care providers. Read the full article…

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