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Skills for Care launches programme to support ethnic minority workers

A training programme has been developed to support people from ethnic minority backgrounds working in social care. The Forefront Programme, launched by workforce development and...

Minister appoints four members to Care Inspectorate board

Four people have been appointed as members of the Care Inspectorate board by minister for mental wellbeing and social care Kevin Stewart. Charlotte Armitage, Audrey...

Ethnic minorities put off from moving in later life, research finds

Barriers are preventing individuals from ethnic minorities moving into housing for older people. These include existing stock not culturally or religiously situated, stigma within some...

Workforce shortages leading to increasing unmet need

Almost 170,000 hours a week of homecare could not be delivered because of a shortage of care workers during the first three months of...

Hunt criticises government over ‘reform vision’

Jeremy Hunt MP has criticised the government for only offering a ‘reform vision’ for social care rather than a ten-year plan as part of...

Funding for nursing in care homes rises 11.5%

Funding for nursing in care homes has risen by 11.5% for 2022-23, with an estimated £87m backdated for 2021-22, the government has announced. The standard...

Join Social Care recruitment platform gains traction

Digital recruitment platform Join Social Care has reached 100,000 candidates - approximately 12% of market share. Almost two-thirds (60%) of its candidate audience is new...

Recruitment continues to be an issue as vacancy rate rises

Social care vacancy rates are continuing to rise and remain above pre-Covid levels, data has revealed. Rates increased from 6.1% in April 2021 to 10.3%...

Care ‘developing haphazardly’, says ADASS president

Care and support have been ‘developing haphazardly’, with the pandemic illustrating the sector should never again be ‘treated as an afterthought’. Sarah McClinton, who has...

Deal momentum to continue, Knight Frank predicts

Transaction volumes across the healthcare property market are expected to maintain momentum this year following a strong performance in 2021. Investment volumes totalled £2.34bn last...