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  • 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?

  • A new website and campaign has just launched with the aim to make music available to everyone living with dementia by 2020.

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Music For Dementia 2020 demonstrates the importance of music in dementia care. It is a central information hub for advice, evidence-based research and expertise on why music, in its rich variety of forms, enhances quality of life.

  • Stoke-On-Trent City Council want to WAVE goodbye to loneliness!

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    Stoke-On-Trent City Council want to WAVE goodbye to loneliness!

    They want to get people talking about the issue of loneliness, not just across Stoke-on-Trent but across the country.

  • 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.