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Jul
24

The Equality Act 2010 – an overview

Protecting the rights of those in care Depression, low self-esteem, stress, feeling isolated. These are just some of the impacts of discrimination. Long term exposure can also lead to difficulty in communicating, behavioural issues and lack of achievement. Working in health and social care places a great responsibility on you and your organisation to ensure […]

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Jul
24

What is safeguarding?

Standing up for those you care for… “Safeguard” – Origin: late Middle English (denoting protection or safe conduct): from Old French sauve garde, from sauve ‘safe’ + garde ‘guard’.Think about that for a moment. It’s obvious, really isn’t it? Health and Social care carries so many responsibilities it’s impossible to list them all in one short blog post but perhaps the […]

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Jul
24

Trailblazers – what’s it all about?

Trailblazers to develop new ‘Standards’ As we have recently reported, the apprenticeship system is being completely overhauled, including new funding processes and changes to the existing apprenticeship ‘Frameworks’. These are being replaced by ‘Standards’, a system that is currently being developed by various groups of employers known as Trailblazers. Each Standard’  consists of a two-page document […]

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Jul
24

Why Care Providers must check their Staff’s Certificates

Not all certificates are equal Here’s a little food for thought for care service providers over the Christmas break. Do you use online training programs for your staff? Is it quick? Is it simple and straightforward? Above all, is it cheap? We already know the answer to all of those questions is “Yes!” So, what’s […]

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Jul
24

Happy Christmas!

We’d like to wish all our clients past and present a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year. We had our Christmas party last week and it was great fun with everyone getting into the spirit (some quite literally). Christmas jumpers were everywhere too! We hope your 2016 has been a good one and […]

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Jul
24

Moving and handling people is a skill

Safety for both you and the patient The elderly, the vulnerable, the disabled. If you’re a carer working with people with limited strength or mobility, you will be expected to help them move around. This might mean assisting them to get out of bed, to sit or stand, even to walk from one room to […]

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Jul
24

Dementia awareness

Be aware of Dementia If you pay any attention to ‘health’ news, you’ll probably be aware that Dementia is fast becoming the number 1 concern to the medical world. According to Alzheimers Research UK, there are 850,000 people in the UK living with Dementia and this figure is set to rise. By 2025, it is […]

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Jul
24

Medication Awareness – understand the why’s and wherefore’s

The Right Drug, the Right Amount at the Right Time If you’ve ever been put on a course of medication, you’ll know how important it is to keep to the schedule outlined by your doctor. There are reasons for this as many medications require that they are taken in specific amounts at specific times. If […]

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