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Thursday, June 27, 2019

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  • 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?

  • 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.