Help us help others – volunteers needed in time of crisis

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Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare call for volunteers to help older people during coronavirus crisis. Luxury care home providers, Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare are calling on members of the public to help them help others as volunteers needed during these challenging times. As well as the brave, hardworking and committed […]

Poor care home staff retention can lead to Special Measures

care home staff in action in a lounge

Helen Fuller, Managing Director at Care 4 Quality, discusses the shortage in care home staff and how a positive working environment can boost staff retention… Research has shown that rising numbers of care homes do not have enough staff to meet people’s needs efficiently (as was the case in 72% of ‘special measures’ care providers analysed); […]

The future of social care post-Brexit

​​social care workers look at a computer screen

Stephen Wilson, CEO of, discusses the impact which the points-based immigration system could have on social care in the UK. With almost 1/10 of staff working in health and social care coming from the EU, care providers are still unsure what impact Brexit will have on recruiting EU nationals.  It is undoubtedly a time of […]

What’s stopping millennials from taking up social care roles?

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Social Care Alba, a leading care and support provider in Edinburgh, has announced a steep decline (62%) in the number of millennial candidates – aged between 18-25 – applying for roles in domiciliary care. Statistics verified by Novacare, have shown that for the same quarter (April – June) in 2018, 40% of all applications made […]

Brexit recruitment project to support Scotland’s care providers

Brexit will affect recruitment in care

Service and solution provider for the care industry Novacare has launched a project to support care providers with the recruitment and retention of staff – in preparation for both Brexit and the festive season. The overall aim of the project, which has been approved for funding through Scottish Enterprise, is to identify and address workforce issues […]

Brexit – a perfect storm for social care

Stephen Wilson, left, CEO and Co-Founder of recruitment platform Novacare, discusses how Brexit will add to an already critical situation within the social care sector

Stephen Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of recruitment platform Novacare, discusses how Brexit will add to an already critical situation within the social care sector – and why women should be better recognised for their role within the care industry. The Office for National Statistics reports female unemployment fell this year to 3.7% the lowest since records began […]

Social care sector urged to back recruitment campaign

Social care sector urged to back recruitment campaign - nurse on ipad

A recruitment campaign run by the Department of Health and Social Care is due to launch in a second phase after an overwhelming response from applicants earlier this year. People working in the adult social care sector are being urged by the Minister for Care to back the campaign –the first phase of which generated a 14% […]

Gen Z: The answer to care industry staff shortages?

Youngsters can fill the staff storage gap in the care industry

A study conducted last year revealed that the level of vacant roles and turnover rates within the care industry are the highest they’ve ever been. One of the main factors for this is the ageing population – more people are reaching ages 85+ and are suffering from more complex health issues. The higher levels of […]

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