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  • The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England 2018

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Skills for Care released their 2018, The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England today.
    This annual report offers comprehensive workforce characteristics about the entire adult social care workforce in England such as age, gender, ethnicty and specific job role information.

  • Sleep-in Shift Judgement

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake was made on Friday 13th July, in the case of backdated sleep-in liabilities. The Court Of Appeal stated that that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) does not apply to sleep-in shifts unless the worker is awake for the purpose of working.

  • Care home pharmacists to help cut overmedication and unnecessary hospital stays for care home residents

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    NHS England will recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce over medication and cut hospital stays.

    NHS England believes this will result in around 180,000 people in nursing or residential homes having their prescriptions and medicines reviewed by new pharmacists or pharmacy technicians.

    With the average care home resident being prescribed seven medicines daily and studies suggesting one in 12 of all hospital admissions are medicines-related and two thirds of these are preventable; NHS England believe that by pharmacists reviewing medicines will improved patients’ quality of life by reducing unnecessary use and bringing down emergency admissions, with less time spent in hospitals.

  • Skills for Care have just released their latest Local Authority Area Summary Reports

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Following on from, The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England released by Skills for Care last year; Skills for Care have just released their latest Local Authority Area Summary Reports.

    Each Local Authority Area report provides an overview of the adult social care sector and workforce in each of the 152 authority areas with social care service responsibilities across England.

  • Jeremy Hunt outlines his 7 principles for Social Care reform ahead of the Government’s Green Paper.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Speaking at the World Social Work Day conference yesterday, Jeremy Hunt; The Health and Social Care Secretary outlined 7 principles that the Department of Health and Social Care will be considering ahead of the much anticipated Green Paper on Health and Social Care reform.

  • Stoke-On-Trent council agree to a £264m investment in health and social care budget for the next two years.

    Stoke-On-Trent council agree to a £264m investment in health and social care budget for the next two years.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    On Thursday 22nd February, Councillors on Stoke-on-Trent City Council approved a raft of measures including investing £264m in adult social care, public health and children and family services over the next two years.

  • Cream Health Care are proud to announce that we have opened a new branch in Gloucester.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Due to ongoing success, we are proud to announce that we have just opened our third branch in Gloucester.

    We are looking for experienced Support Workers to join our team to provide support for adult service users living in 3 unique homes specialising in Autism in Gloucester.

  • New study looking into the options of Social Care funding

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    The Health Foundation and The King’s Fund have published today a working paper setting out interim findings from their project looking at the future funding options for Social Care in England.

  • The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    The Department of Health and Social Care is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce. The number of people working in care is not meeting the country’s growing care demands and unmet care needs are increasing, according to today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

  • New employment rights for millions of workers

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Millions of flexible workers will receive new employment rights under major government reforms as the UK government responds to the independent Taylor Review.