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Implementing Effective Healthcare policies and procedures and Social Care Policies in the UK for Home Care and Care Homes

Healthcare policies and procedures form the foundation of your care service. Did you know that in 2022, over 40% of care homes in the UK failed their initial CQC inspection due to inadequate policies and procedures? This startling statistic underscores the critical importance of robust health and social care policies in maintaining high standards of […]

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Hope on the Horizon: Will the 2024 Election Bring Real Change for Social Care Workers?

As the first rays of dawn broke over Manchester, Sarah, a social care worker for over a decade, sat with her morning coffee, anxiously scrolling through election news on her phone. The 2019 promises had faded into forgotten headlines, leaving her and her colleagues struggling with the same issues—underfunding, overwhelming caseloads, and insufficient support. With

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What is Mandatory Training for Carers?

Introduction to mandatory training for carers: Mandatory training for carers is crucial for ensuring the safety, competence, and compliance of care staff in various healthcare settings. This training equips carers with the essential skills and knowledge to meet legal and regulatory requirements while providing high-quality care. Core Training Areas Additional Training Areas Frequency of Training

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Day in the life of a Domiciliary Care Worker in the UK

As the elderly population in the UK continues to expand, demand for domiciliary care workers has skyrocketed. These dedicated caregivers offer invaluable assistance for individuals needing help with daily tasks; thus enabling them to remain independent living at home. Indeed with more and more people applying for roles and sponsored care worker roles in the

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Boost Your Prospects of Securing a Job in Health and Social Care in the UK

Introduction:The health and social care sector is an integral component of UK’s workforce, offering rewarding career opportunities across its many facets. An ageing population and ongoing changes within the sector has increased demand for skilled professionals – this blog post will offer valuable advice to increase your chances of obtaining employment. Gain Relevant Qualifications: Education

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Reasons why care homes fail CQC inspections and how to avoid the same mistakes

Introduction: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. They inspect and rate care homes to ensure that they provide safe, effective, and compassionate care to their residents. Unfortunately, many care homes fail to meet the required standards and receive a poor rating from the CQC.

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The Five Key Questions Answered About CQC Inspections

We understand that CQC inspections can be a daunting prospect for healthcare providers, and that’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you understand the key questions surrounding CQC inspections. Section 1: What is the CQC and why are inspections important? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an independent regulator of health and social

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Why having robust policies is essential for your Domiciliary Care Business

Domiciliary care is an incredibly important service for those in need. For this reason alone it is important that domiciliary care providers ensure they have robust policies and procedures in place to guarantee the safety, health and wellbeing of both their clients and staff members. For starters, recruitment processes should be regulated in order to

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