5th Jul 2017
Dear Prime Minister
Open Letter from the Care Provider Alliance
28th Jun 2017
CQC Fire Safety
Letter from Sir David Behan, Chief Executive of CQC, regarding fire safety in registered premises following the Grenfell Tower tragedy
28th Jun 2017
Tackling the over-medication of people with learning disabilities
15th Jun 2017
CMA Initial Findings Published
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the initial findings of its care homes market study
18th May 2017
National Care Association launches their Care Sector Election Manifesto 2017.
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