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Councils in England 'pay too little for home care'

Most councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for personal home care, a BBC investigation suggests.

The UK Homecare Association (UKHCA), which represents providers, want them to be paid a minimum of £15.19 an hour, to cover wages, training and travel.

To read the full article click here.



Routes Healthcare are fortunate to work with authorities that recognise the value of quality of care.  The choices we make as an organisation allow us to fund training, appropriate allocation of time, support for staff, robust and regular client reviews and ultimately provide the tax payer with great value for money.  I have been stating for years that the sector requires additional funding and thankfully we are seeing a recognition of this.

It’s great news to see that value for money, quality of care and safeguarding our most vulnerable is being pushed towards the top of the agenda.  I look forward to seeing all authorities join the drive to increase quality through partnering with organisations such as Routes Healthcare to provision their care.

Posted by: Andrew Healing on February 4th, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Routes Healthcare - Excellence in all we do.

Our ethos is simple......Excellence in all we do.

"Whether you are looking for a 10 year partnership or an ad-hoc, one off arrangement we will listen to your needs and tailor our service to achieve this.

I have 20 years experience working in the Health, Social and Child Care sectors and I pride myself on being able to say that I am dedicated to the provision of an excellent service. My message to my team is simple - “never compromise on quality and always act in the best interests of our clients”.

I am confident that you will find your experience with Routes an excellent one; any feedback you may have is always gratefully received, just click here to access my details."

Andrew Healing Founder and Director - Routes Healthcare (North) Ltd

Posted by: Andrew Healing on January 21st, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

'Disgraceful" short care visits on rise, says charity

Click here to read the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24424785


Andrew Healing, director of Routes Healthcare made this comment in relation to the article.

I am delighted that this debate is out in the open and I anticipate the government to move speedily towards a resolution.  There needs to be a fundamental revision of the framework and the contracts that underpin the provision of care within social services.  As a nation we need to be shouting from the rooftops that our care provision is the best in the world, sadly the mechanism in place is plain for all to see, a broken one.

In order to deliver on the best interests of our vulnerable we require more funding and stricter monitoring.  As a care provider our objective is to provide the best care we can, for this reason we refuse to partner with councils on the basis of 15 minute visits.

Posted by: Andrew Healing on October 8th, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Exciting new vacancy for Recruitment Co-ordinator in Sale, Manchester

Recruitment Co-ordinator Vacancy

Location:                              Sale Office

Hours:                                   35

Benefits:                              34 days annual leave per annum, 10 days sick leave (after qualification period)

Routes Healthcare is looking to appoint a Staffing and Recruitment Co-ordinator for a fast paced health, social and child care provider.  Based in the Sale office you will have excellent time management and administrations skills.  Matching skills and juggling priorities of a busy workload will be the base of this energetic and fun role. 

Working a 35 hours week with 34 days annual leave the environment is an enjoyable and progressive one.  Opportunities exist for personal development and career progression should you so wish. 

If you are looking to work for a professional and caring employer,  and a Recruitment Co-ordinator job is one in which you have experience, please contact Yvonne Barlow on 0161 359 3342 or e-mail yvonnebarlow@routeshealthcare.com direct with your CV.

Posted by: Andrew Healing on March 5th, 2013 @ 1:24 PM

Routes Healthcare are delighted with the feedback from an unannounced inspection from CQC yesterday

A CQC unannounced inspection arrived at the doors of Routes Healthcare yesterday.  Whilst one is always nervous of an inspection, Routes Healthcare always welcome the input of a fresh pair of eyes to identify what can be changed in order to meet with our ethos of excellence in all we do. 

We are awaiting the draft report, but we were advised that the Inspector has no worries or concerns and is really impressed with the systems and the team.  A couple of minor recommendations were made to help us with our continuous improvement programme, so we are all delighted.  Well Done to the team for all their hard work and conscientious efforts to deliver excellence in care.

 To read more about Routes Healthcare CQC reports click here.

Posted by: Andrew Healing on February 8th, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

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