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”

Three reasons retirement rental will save the care home sector

We are being forced to rethink the support and layer of care and crucially properties that sit underneath the care home market whether we like it or not. The provision of care homes and services across the UK is not equal. The supply of care beds varies hugely across the country and does not alwaysContinue reading “Three reasons retirement rental will save the care home sector”

New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings

British Geriatrics Society, Dr Jenni Burton is a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in geriatric medicine in Glasgow. Due to high levels of complex co-morbidity, frailty and dementia, care home residents can be difficult to assess, particularly when they are acutely unwell and in unfamiliar surroundings. The noisy, busy environments in acute receiving units andContinue reading “New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings”

Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions

John Murphy – article in the Scottish Journal of Residential Care Abstract Resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, EPIC (Empowering People in Care) decided to contact all young people’s residential centres in Ireland. Often the young people that live in residential homes are the forgotten children in care, so it wasContinue reading “Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions”

Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approach

Abstract Staffing is the largest operating cost in care homes and quality of care provided within care homes is contingent on its workforce. In recent years, quality of care in the sector has come under increasing scrutiny, and practice and policy concerns have been raised about staffing levels, recruitment and retention. Beyond broad recognition thatContinue reading “Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approach”

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?

Project Manager, Rob Hargreaves, talks about safe staffing levels and how Skills for Care new online guide can help you decide how many staff you need to meet the needs of your service, no matter what the circumstances. Safe staffing is about having enough staff, who have the right values and skills, to deliver highContinue reading “Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?”

Staffing Schedules – change to practice

Published: 31 August 2018 The Care Inspectorate has traditionally issued a staffing schedule to care homes at the point of registration. This is a historical practice that has continued from previous regulatory bodies. The issuing of staffing schedules has been reviewed over the years, but the practice of every care home having a staffing scheduleContinue reading “Staffing Schedules – change to practice”