19th Jun 2018
NCA précis of the ‘Top Tips’ from CQC ‘Driving Improvement’ Case Studies
Ask yourself 'do you have the following in place'?
14th Jun 2018
£2 million in compensation for care home residents
The CMA has secured more than £2 million in compensation for residents ....
14th Jun 2018
Local Authority Care Rates
With yet another consultation into long term care funding scheduled for the summer, we look at some of the issues within our social care system
12th Jun 2018
Improvement Plan Template
New member download available
29th Mar 2018
Press Release 21st March 2018
The National Care Association has welcomed Jeremy Hunt's comments at the British Association of Social Workers Conference
20th July 2017
I Care…Ambassadors can help meet the growing demand for staff
New figures from Skills for Care suggest that the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 31% to around 2 million by 2030; this means we’ll need to find enough people to fill an extra 500,000 jobs.
If you’re an adult social care employer it’s never been more important to find new ways of recruiting and retaining staff, and I Care…Ambassadors is a great way to inspire others to work in social care and develop your existing staff.
You can sign up and nominate your staff to become ambassadors, who go out to deliver careers activities in the local community – including talks to potential recruits, information stands and workplace visits.
In fact 93% of people had a better idea of what it’s like to work in social care having heard from an ambassador, and over a third said they were more interested in a career in social care.
Curado is a small care provider in Surrey who joined I Care…Ambassadors to promote their organisation, grow their networks and develop their staff.
They’ve seen lots of benefits from being part of the initiative and their managing director, Yvonne Obuaya, said:
“It has promoted the business and given us connections with networks outside of our daily activity.”
It’s also a great opportunity to develop your staff and 83% of care workers felt more motivated in their work having become an I Care…Ambassador.
Yvonna told us:
“It has boosted the confidence of our staff and enhanced their personal and professional development… It makes them realise how much they know and how much they’ve grown in their roles.”
If you’re interested in joining, read more about I Care…Ambassadors and how it works at www.skillsforcare.org.uk/icareambassadors