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  • Latest Advice on EU Settlement Scheme

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    If you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to ensure that you can continue to live in the UK after 30th June 2021.

  • Care Quality Commission State of Care Annual Report 2019

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) released their annual “State Of Care” report yesterday, it is the CQC’s annual assessment of Health Care and Social Care in England. The report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve.

  • The Professionalisation of Social Care Workers

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Care has produced a report focusing on the workforce issues in social care, calling for professionalisation of care workers.

    The inquiry, Elevation, Registration & Standardisation: The Professionalisation of Social Care Workers, heard open and confidential evidence over a six-month period, from people with expertise and experience within the Social Care sector; including Care Workers, Employers and Sector Organisations and Charities.

    The report calls for an immediate and urgent national programme to be created for the professionalisation of care workers.

  • Training For Temps - REC Campaign

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) are asking the government to broaden the Apprenticeship Levy so that workers on more flexible and temporary contracts can benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy, which was introduced in April 2017.

  • Heat Health Watch

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    There is a 70 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 0600 on Thursday 27th June and 1800 on Saturday 29th June in The West Midlands.

  • Recognising the responsibilities and contribution of registered nurses in social care

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Skills for Care have recently launched, for the first time, a Statement of role, knowledge and skills for the 42,000 registered nurses working in social care. It’s called Registered nurses: Recognising the responsibilities and contribution of registered nurses within social care and it provides a description of the complex role nurses undertake and demonstrates the way that they not only use all of their nursing knowledge, but also contribute to important national health and social care agendas.

  • Are you an EU Citizen wishing to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU?

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status, depending on your circumstances. The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

  • Legal Updates Affecting Pay From April 2019

    Legal Updates Affecting Pay From April 2019

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    April 2019 will see changes to people’s take home pay. The National Living Wage increases by 4.9% on 1st April 2019 and there is an increase of 2% for worker contributions into their auto enrolled pensions scheme via NEST from 6th April 2019.

  • Are you a Dignity Champion?

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Friday, 1st February 2019 is Dignity Action Day. Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.

    For Dignity Action Day 2019, Cream Health Care would like to promote the importance of Dignity in Care by asking; Are you a Dignity Champion?

  • Experienced Residential Support Workers required to take part in a research study investigating the relationship between challenging behaviour of service users with intellectual disability and burnout in residential care staff.

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    Are you a residential support worker for individuals with intellectual/learning disabilities? Do you have a minimum six months experience working in this area? Would you be willing to complete a 20 minute online survey about your experiences over the last six months for research looking into how the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviour experienced affects burnout experienced by residential support workers?