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'This is an undervalued workforce': expert views on social care recruitment

A roundup of opinions from our livechat on recruitment and retention, from better pay to improving the image of the sector

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17 December 2014
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Loneliness helpline flooded with calls from the elderly

Following its first year of operation, a free helpline for the elderly has received over 300,000 calls, having expected just 100,000.

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28 November 2014

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Primary Care Today – May 2012 ‘Trailblazing training achieves highest care standards’

The Good Care Group has achieved best practice in training carers following the successful launch of its Health and Social Care Professional Apprenticeship scheme a year ago, writes Zoe Elkins, Head of Care.

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17 April 2014

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Are our workplaces at risk of a dementia care crisis?

Many workers caring for loved ones suffering from dementia are being forced to quit their jobs or cut their hours in order to support them, due to the lack of availability of professional dementia care.

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07 April 2014

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Practice Nursing – June 2012 “An improved experience for dementia patients”

Dementia is associated with old age, but onset has been reported from early middle age. It may be caused by a variety of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, Pick’s disease, vascular disease and Korsakoff’s syndrome;

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18 October 2012

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Journal of Dementia Care – July/August 2011 “Why we are at home with the SPECAL method

Zoë Elkins shares The Good Care Group’s positive experience of using the SPECAL method in their domiciliary care service.

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08 March 2012

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Primary Care Today, November 2011 “Training is much more than ticking boxes”

Zoë Elkins, Head of Care Strategy, The Good Care Group, outlines an approach which takes training of carers to a new level.

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08 March 2012

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Live in care: what qualifications and training should I look for?

When you are in the process of choosing which live in care provider you will use (either for yourself or for a relative), it is important to understand the level of training received by your professional carer and the relevant qualifications they hold.

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19 July 2011