Workforce challenges in social care

Charles Armitage, Jul 27·5 min read Writing on Medium, Charles Armitage says: “In the last few weeks, things have changed across social care. A number of new dynamics have emerged that, when taken together, are creating the perfect recruitment and retention storm. Every care provider I’ve spoken to over the past few weeks has toldContinue reading “Workforce challenges in social care”

Our reflections on recruiting staff for our new children’s home – Lighthouse Children’s Homes

“Having recently finished our first full round of recruitment a few weeks ago, I have been reflecting on some of the key learnings from this experience” (Sinead Kirrane, Senior Development Manager). Recruiting a team The value of young people’s perspectives Working in a children’s home isn’t about sitting behind a desk all day, so whyContinue reading “Our reflections on recruiting staff for our new children’s home – Lighthouse Children’s Homes”

Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).

Policy implications Providers should provide staff training on social inclusion, focused on LGBT issues. Training methods should include co-produced sessions with the LGBT community and use storytelling to foster inclusion and mutual understanding. Social inclusion needs to be approached as a collective responsibility by all those involved in the life of the home. Care homesContinue reading “Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).”

Care homes: effects of the National Living Wage

Giulia Giupponi and Stephen MachinJuly 2018 Paper No’ CEPCP529: Read Abstract | Full Paper CentrePiece 23 (2) Summer 2018  This article summarises ‘Changing the Structure of Minimum Wages: Firm Adjustment and Wage Spillovers’   by Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin, CEP DP No.1533, April 2018.

A review of ‘Saving Social Care’ by Neil Eastwood

How can we find the compassionate and loyal care workers of tomorrow? Every so often a book comes along that has the potential to make a real difference – and deserves to be a best seller. This is quite some achievement when it’s a professional book … and the topic is social care! I confessContinue reading “A review of ‘Saving Social Care’ by Neil Eastwood”

‘Carry on Learning’ – A Top Ten of Tips on Staff Retention

Des Kelly has been doing a lot of sorting out recently. Amongst the papers he uncovered was one on staff retention written some 12 years ago for the National Care Forum. He was intrigued to see if the tips in the article had stood the test of time and remained relevant. Here he shares hisContinue reading “‘Carry on Learning’ – A Top Ten of Tips on Staff Retention”