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Scottish Care have announced the finalists for their 2017 Care at Home & Housing Support Awards. The winners will be announced on the 12th May, when all finalists will be invited to an annual evening event at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, where the work of those working in Care…
Hundreds of care workers will be supported to get necessary qualifications with more than £1 million funding from the Scottish Government. The funding will support 700 social service staff to get the qualifications they need for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Voluntary…
A campaign against the "indignity" of care visits limited to 15 minutes is being stepped up in a new video showing a stressed worker with a stopwatch. Unison said the short film showed how cutbacks were leaving vulnerable and elderly people "short-changed" because staff did not have enough time to…
Social care standards are being driven down by a lack of adequate funding, MPs have warned. The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee said the financial situation is now "very seriously" impacting on the quality and quantity of adult social care provision as it called for a major cross-party review…
Glasgow City Council's home care organisation Cordia is rolling-out a new service to deliver hot two-course meals for elderly residents of Glasgow. The service will run seven days a week, 365 days a year.Delivered by ICare Group Ltd, Cordia will introduce the ‘meals on wheels’ initiative for service users who…
Ninety-five councils have had home care contracts cancelled by private companies, an investigation has found. BBC Panorama found that agencies were struggling to deliver the care required with the funding offered, forcing the companies to end their contracts. It found that a quarter of the country's 2,500 home care providers…
A care agency is investigating after employees were shown allegedly taking part in online sex chats while sitting partly naked at their desks. Staff bared their breasts in front of a camera while sitting in an office of the Wolverhampton franchise of Caremark, The Sun said. Footage featured by the…
There must be a systematic change to the way care and support at home is provided if we are to continue to meet people’s needs, says a new strategic plan for Wales. The five-year plan, developed by the Care Council for Wales in partnership with local authorities and the social…
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