29th Oct 2015
Paying Care Home Workers in the UK the Living Wage
A new publication from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
26th Aug 2015
Adult Social Care Investing in Graduates
The Department of Health continues to support our programme as a key investment in the growing sector.
26th Aug 2015
Getting the Sums Right
How to sustainably finance personal health budgets
25th Aug 2015
Empowering and Engaging Communities
Everyone agrees that building community capacity is vital to achieving sustainable health and wellbeing.
10th Sep 2015
100 days and counting…
As the Tory government passes the milestone of its first 100 days in office The National Care Association ask the question; “how high on the Government’s agenda is the crisis in social care funding in view of the Chancellor’s Budget in July, a Budget which imposed further costs of circa £1bn plus on the already fragile market?”
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