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The talented recruitment team at Barchester Healthcare has been named Best Recruiter at the 2020 LaingBuisson Awards. The awards celebrate businesses that set new standards within their industries and celebrate industry excellence across a range of categories.
The 2020 award ceremony, usually held in London, was postponed last year due to COVID-19 restrictions and instead the winners were announced via a virtual awards ceremony held on 22 April 2021.
The Recruiter Award recognises excellence in the recruitment of professionals in the healthcare and social care sectors.
Surrey-based charity The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is reaping the rewards of its dedicated staff training programme, delivering career opportunities for team members and improving facilities for residents and tenants.
As the days get longer and brighter, CHS Group has been celebrating the new season with a range of activities across its nurseries, care homes and community support services – from hatching chicken eggs to creating bird feeders and enjoying a sing and dance in the garden.
Sunflower Nurseries – Cambridge & Cambourne
Children at CHS Group’s Sunflower Nursery in Cambourne have been exploring nature and looking out for different animals, including ducks at the local lake and rabbits in the surrounding woodland.
A care home manager who has dedicated more than half her life to social care, has been named a Healthcare Hero in a nationwide search celebrating key workers.
Danielle Bullent from Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth has been awarded the accolade in Quinyx’s inaugural Workforce Heroes Awards. She was nominated by her colleagues from Laurel Lodge residential home in Norwich and her former manager from Park House in Great Yarmouth.
Sue Ryder is amongst the first healthcare providers in England to use the recently launched NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service to meet the new official cleaning standard. The NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service has completed bespoke training for Sue Ryder cleaning staff and follow-up audits of its premises.
Moorland Surgical Supplies is a long established, specialist dispenser of all continence, urology and stoma products that are available on prescription.
Free training for all staff
Training on all aspects of the management and care of continence, sheath and stoma appliance users is offered to Residential Care and Nursing Home staff free of charge. Certificates of attendance will be issued.
This training can be arranged face to face or via video call and it lasts for approximately 1-1.5 hours. Multiple sessions can be accommodated to suit your needs.
“The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert
With the UK’s elderly population continuing to grow, the care home industry is evolving. In fact, by 2030, around 1 in 5 of us in the UK is predicted to be aged 65 or over. Whilst it may not be the first consideration for many looking to take the next steps in their career, there’s so much the care home industry has to offer - whether you're just leaving school or looking to change careers.
The impact of the new COVID-19 variant is being felt across the country and additional staff are urgently needed now to support the adult social care workforce where absence rates have more than doubled in recent months due to self-isolation.
Orbis Education and Care has appointed a leading autism education specialist in the form of Sue Hatton. Sue joins the UK education and care provider in a role created to help achieve ultimate levels of autism intelligence across the organisation.
Wales-based Orbis Education and Care runs 17 schools, residential homes and day facilities for children and adults with complex needs associated with autism and is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers.
Connect2Care, the leading provider of training and apprenticeships in the healthcare, adult care and early years sectors, is prioritising mental health by offering free training nationwide. Two staff members from any sector business or supplier will be able to access the Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Training Course, free of charge. This initiative has been launched in response to growing concerns around mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading provider of training and apprenticeships in the healthcare, adult care and early years sectors, Connect2Care, has been awarded the Skills for Care Centre of Excellence certificate for its innovations in learning and development.
Skills for Care is the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England; its endorsement aims to showcase the best learning providers for the adult social care sector.
New data released today shows that care homes who pioneered an innovative telemedicine approach to assessing residents following a fall have seen a significant reduction in the use of ambulances and emergency hospital admissions. The data confirms that enabling vulnerable residents to receive rapid, high-quality clinical care in a familiar environment reduces the risks associated with lengthy hospital stays and reduces pressure on local services and budgets.
New clinical research conducted by the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association has established people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) experienced significant improvement in cognitive function when consuming a compound rich in ketogenic medium-chain triglycerides (kMCT) and milk protein (BrainXpert Energy Complex) twice a day for six months.
Three of our care homes in Fleetwood, Longridge and St Helens are offering free packed lunches to struggling local families during the half-term holidays.
Fleetwood Hall Care Home, Longridge Hall Care Home and St Helens Hall Care Home, all part of the Sandstone Care Group, are keen to hear from local families who would like help. All information will be kept confidential.
Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide is projected to double, reaching more than 1.5 billion by 2050. This year, the International Day of Older Persons aims to raise awareness of the special health needs of older persons and of their contributions to their own health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live.
Tarkett are dedicated to designing inclusive elderly care environments which is why we partnered with the creators of VR-EP, a virtual reality tool endorsed by the leading experts in dementia-friendly design.