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Social Care Workers given £8m training boost

Social care workers given £8m training boost

The Welsh government said it wanted to boost the esteem in which social work and care was held in the public eye.

Training for social care workers in Wales has been given a boost with news of an £8m grant.

The money announced by the Welsh government is part of a package worth £11.6m for this financial year.

The social care workforce development programme aims to increase the take-up of training across the whole social care sector.

Great news that the Welsh government have recognised the importance of investing in training - fingers crossed the English government will soon follow suit.  We at Routes Healthcare believe training is so important and continue to invest heavily in our team -Reg Storey Routes Healthcare Training Dept.

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Posted by: Reg Storey on March 27th, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned.

An Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report estimates that by 2030 there will be more than two million people aged 65 and over with no child living nearby to give care if needed.

The IPPR said the country must "build new community institutions" to cope.

The government said it was working to make sure more people got care at home.

The IPPR report estimates that, of the two million people it says will have no child living nearby to care for them in England in 2030, 230,000 will need more than 20 hours of care per week.

To read the full article click here.

Posted by: on April 24th, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Routes Healthcare Training Requirements

I am sure many of you watched Panorama’s ‘Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed’.

It showed the lives of some elderly and vulnerable people blighted by poor care. It was extremely

distressing to see the abuse that took place.


At Routes Healthcare every member of our staff attends 4 Training Courses before working with any adult or child.

One of the Mandatory Courses is a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Course. The course highlights and reviews all types of abuse, possible indications

that a client maybe being abused and how to deal with this situation.  Not all abuse is so obvious and much time is spent looking at the more subtle or potential aspects that go unnoticed.

Routes Healthcare staff are required to complete this training annually to ensure their knowledge is current and to keep the subject matter top of the mind.  It is imperative

they are alert to the signs of abuse.


We strongly encourage our staff if they have any concerns to report them without delay.


As the Training Manager for Routes Healthcare I am the company’s advocate for ensuring awareness, knowledge and confidence to highlight such a topic is communicated thoroughly. 


If you would like any more information or even interested in joining one of our Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Courses or you please do contact me  Training@RoutesHealthcare.com

Posted by: Abby Hough on May 2nd, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Mental health patients forced to travel miles for care

A lack of beds is forcing mental health patients in England to seek treatment in other NHS facilities up to hundreds of miles away, BBC research has found.

The number of patients travelling to seek emergency treatment has more than doubled in two years - from 1,301 people in 2011-12 to 3,024 in 2013-14.

Earlier this year one patient was admitted to a deaf unit as no beds were available anywhere in the country.

Health minister Norman Lamb said out-of-area treatment was a "last resort".

The care and support minister added that it was "unacceptable" if patients had to travel "hundreds of miles" for treatment and said he was determined to drive up standards of care in the NHS.

To read more click here.

Posted by: on May 6th, 2014 @ 08:38 AM

DBS Changes to Identity Checking Guidelines

We’ve been working with the Home Office to identify
changes that can be made to our identity checking
guidelines. We want to address some of the issues
you’ve been raising since the last changes were
introduced in May 2012.

In particular, we’ve been looking at the use of adoption
certificates and EU driving licences. The guidelines will
be amended to provide that from 1 July 2014, adoption
certificates are to be treated the same as an original
birth certificate, and that EU driving licences are treated
the same as a UK driving licence.
If any further changes to the guidelines are introduced,
we’ll give you plenty of time to make any necessary
changes to your documentation and systems.

Extract taken from DBS Disclosure News - MAY 2014

Posted by: on May 22nd, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

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