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Adult social care firms struggling for staff

Home care and nurses recruitmentAdult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train staff as a result of cuts to council budgets, a survey of senior officials suggests.

Councils in England are facing a £1.1bn shortfall this year, on top of “almost unendurable” cuts since 2010, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has warned.

Freezing care provider fees to save money was no long sustainable, it said.

Ministers say extra money will help NHS and social care services work together.

The survey, which was completed by 147 directors of adult social services for councils in England, suggests that funding reductions to social care budgets have totalled £4.6bn since 2010 – a 31% overall reduction. To read more visit the BBC website.

Everycare announce opening of new office on the Wirral

Everycare The Wirral care servicesEverycare UK are pleased to announce the opening of a new office in the North West of England on the Wirral. The office is due to open in the Autumn of 2015.

Mary Cottrell, Everycare UK’s managing director said, ‘I’m delighted to welcome Everycare Wirral to the network. I’m sure they will become a part of the Everycare family and deliver high quality care to the people of the Wirral for many years to come.

For further information on Everycare Wirral please click here

Everycare Hillingdon in “Top 10 Agencies Awards 2015”

top-10-award-2015Everycare Hillingdon has been recognised by in the “Top 10 Agencies Awards 2015” which highlights the most recommended agencies in each region of the UK.

The Awards are based on over 3,000 recommendations received from clients and family / friends of clients during 2014. The recommendation score, as of 1st of February 2015,  is calculated using a combination of the number of recommendations and the average of each of the ratings. Agencies are excluded from the awards if they have not been compliant with their regulatory authority at any time since 1st January 2014.

The reward is evidence of Everycare Hillingdon’s excellent standard of care during the last 12 months and is a result of independent feedback from clients to the online home care recommendation website.

To view Everycare Hillingdon’s entry on the site and to read just some of the recommendations received from satisfied clients visit the website.

UK councils not paying fair price for care

Everycare UKJust one in seven councils in the UK is paying a “fair” price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

About 500,000 people rely on the support, which includes help with washing and dressing.

The UK Homecare Association poll of more than 200 councils found 28 paid a “minimum price” of £15.74 an hour.

This is the price the body, which represents the agencies that provide the home care for councils, believes reflects the national minimum wage.

The UKHCA warned if the squeeze on fees continued, the care sector would become “unsustainable”.

For more information on this story visit the BBC News website.