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20th January 2017

HSE to focus on workplace stress with new strategy – health and social care among sectors in spotlight

The Health and Safety Executive has recently launched a new health strategy, with a focus on two areas that could have a big impact on businesses and staff working.. read more »

18th January 2017

CFW joins calls to keep EU social care workers

CFW has been asked to join the Cavendish Coalition to help lobby the UK government about foreign workers in the NHS and social care sector post Brexit. Mary Wimbury, senior policy officer for CFW, .. read more »

6th January 2017

Nominate now for Wales Care Awards 2017

Does someone in your organisation or across the social care workforce sector deserve to be recognised for their dedication to social care in Wales? Is your organisation committed to Dignity in Care?.. read more »

5th January 2017

Extra £10m won't stop social care meltdown

A £10m increase in funding for social care has been described as a "sticking plaster" that won't cover a massive funding gap. The additional money for the sector was announced by Rebecca Evan.. read more »

5th January 2017

Health trust fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

A health authority in England has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward. The fine, which has been highlighted for members by Car.. read more »

5th December 2016

Care home unveils £700k refurbishment

A care home in Cardiff has unveiled a £700,000 refurbishment with a little help from the mayor and Wales rugby star Rhys Webb. Shire Hall, which is run by Hallmark Care Homes, has been given .. read more »

23rd November 2016

Chancellor raises the National Living Wage but fails to help social care

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond raised the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017 as part of his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor's statement also included .. read more »

22nd November 2016

Couple find love in care home

Care home couple Sian Walley and Steve Ferrier have become engaged – after staff at Highfield House in Wrexham prepared a romantic meal for the pair. During the meal – which staff serve.. read more »

21st November 2016

Social care homes challenged to have a good sing-song

The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) has launched a singing challenge aimed at care home communities. The challenge, called Sing A Song, invites care homes to organise sing-song sessi.. read more »

19th November 2016

HSE proposes changes to risk assessments

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is proposing changes to the advice it offers about performing risk assessments and has published a revised draft of its guidance. The HSE wants to see more e.. read more »

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