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A day in the life of a home care manager

Two managers at Bluebird Care describe a ‘normal’ day at work No two days are ever the same for a care manager. This was the case even before the coronavirus pandemic. As is the nature of working with people, every day brings challenges and joys unique to each care manager. To find out more, we […]

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New government campaign to recruit more adult social care staff

A new national recruitment campaign has been launched by the government designed to help fill the 110,000 vacancies that currently exist in the adult social care sector. The Every Day Is Different campaign website can be found at https://bit.ly/2E4qrjd. The Department of Health and Social Care states that the campaign aims to: attract new people […]

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New guide to safe staffing in the adult social care sector

Skills for Care has published a new guide for adult social care providers on how to ensure safe staffing levels in their services. The guide has been written for anyone involved in running regulated adult social care services in England which are subject to Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, including directors, board members, registered managers, […]

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NHS England publishes 10-year Long Term Plan

A new Long Term Plan for the NHS has been published. The 10-year plan has been developed in partnership with frontline health and care staff, and with patients and their families. It is designed to address the challenges currently facing the health service, including lack of funding, low staffing, and increasing inequalities and pressures caused by […]

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New guidance on preventing pressure ulcers in care homes

A new ‘quick guide’ has been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence for registered managers of care homes. The guide, Helping to prevent pressure ulcers, has been written in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to help care home managers take appropriate steps to reduce the risks of […]

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