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Social Care Wales has published free tools to support recruitment and retention in social care. Advice in the guide includes: The toolkit describes how user personas can be used to support jobseekers in the social care sector, with several example personas. Download the resources

There is little assurance that the National Care Service in Scotland will embed and recognise nursing leadership and the role of nursing in social care.   That is the conclusion of a new RCN report, Nursing...

Outstanding care homes received their awards and plaudits at the Care Home Awards on Friday 17 May at a glittering awards ceremony in London. Scooping the Gold awards for outstanding homes were the following: Other award...

Increasing the Scottish carer wage floor by 50p per hour to would lead to a rise in employment in adult social care of between 5.4 and 7.5 per cent, Scottish Government researchers predict. This demands ...

International recruitment funding is to continue for another 12 months, with a new focus on ending exploitative international recruitment of care staff, the DHSC has announced. To build on the £15 million allocated in March ...

“If every English adult social care worker was paid £15p/h the wage bill in this sector alone would be around £10bn per year more than now.” That is the conclusion of a new report criticising ...

Health and Care visa (main applicant) applications fell from 18,300 during August 2023 to 2,400 in March 2024, after the new legislation affecting dependents was brought in in December 2023. In response to the new ...

Care Inspectorate Scotland has published a tissue viability tool to support service providers, managers and staff to assess their policy and practice against standards and good practice guidance.  This may also help inspectors to identify appropriate tissue ...

DHSC has rejected the idea of a national care service for England. In a speech to Directors of Adult Social Services, and referring to national care services in Scotland and Wales, health minister Helen Whately ...

The Department of Health and Social Care is to review the statutory (note: not professional) duty of candour for health and social care providers in England following reports that the duty is not always met ...

“Access to reliable data is half the battle won.” That was a key message from an Outstanding Society presentation at the Care Show London on the value of data and its analysis in care. In ...

Over half of candidates applying for care roles are unsuitable, new data to be presented at the Care Show London reveals. In a second annual survey of care providers, the research finds that the rate ...

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