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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are considering making changes to the supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration and they are looking to hear your views. To register with the SSSC, supervisors in adult services need to have a practice qualification and a supervisory qualification. This is to make…
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…
More than 20,000 allegations of abuse by home care workers against elderly and vulnerable people have been made in the last three years, figures show. Data obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the claims included 12,000 allegations concerning neglect, 2,400 cases of psychological abuse, more…
Scottish Care has launched a survey on the current status and challenges facing the Care at Home and Housing Support sector in Scotland. This is a major piece of work which will form the basis with other research for a Report on Care at Home and Housing Support services in…
There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there was an "unprecedented" rise in mortality in England and Wales and a possible explanation behind the spike could be the "relentless…
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