19th Oct 2017
Care workers are now able to access the flu vaccine free of charge
We have been working with other colleagues on this matter and have just had the confirmation below from the Department of Health which is a great breakthrough
19th Oct 2017
Food Standards Agency changes official advice on eggs
New Government advice: British Lion eggs safe for mums-to-be, babies and elderly people
10th Oct 2017
State of Sector Report from Care Quality Commission
Most people still getting good care – but health and care system is ‘straining at the seams’, making future quality precarious
16th Aug 2017
Extra 71,200 care home beds needed by 2025
Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS)
8th Aug 2017
Advancing care: research with care homes
This review reports on three themes relating to the care of older people in care homes: maintaining good health and quality of life, managing long term conditions associated with ageing, and ensuring a good quality end of life.
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